Michigan keeps adding to its immense defensive line haul in the 2019 class. The Wolverines have five commitments along the line, with the latest being in-state standout, 3-star Tyrece Woods.
Maize n Brew caught up with Woods after his commitment on Sunday night to see what led him to Michigan.
Michigan extended an offer to Woods back in June, in a moment that he described as “breathtaking.” He certainly impressed the coaches during their camp, winning defensive line MVP honors.
This decision has been a long time coming, as Woods grew up a Wolverine fan, saying “it runs in the family.”
Speaking of family, that was what Woods was looking for in making his college decision. Asked about why he chose Michigan, the 6-foot-2, 255-pounder answered, “Basically I just wanted to feel like I was at home and I wanted to be around coaches that would remind me of my father.”
Woods has played all over the field so far in his high school career, which started at Detroit Martin Luther King for his first three seasons, and now continues at Belleville for his senior year. He’s lined up at linebacker, tight end, weak-side and strong-side defensive end.
As for where he’ll play along the line at Michigan, Woods implied he’ll be maintaining his versatility and play both defensive tackle and defensive end.
He will not be the only Michigan commit playing for Belleville’s defense this fall. Woods joins 2020 cornerback commit Andre Seldon, who gave his verbal in June after the aforementioned camp they both attended.
Seldon was pushing his teammate to Michigan, but he probably didn’t need to waste his efforts.
“(An)dre was always in my ear but he knew it was a matter of time before I committed,” said Woods.
Woods is planning to visit Michigan again for the first home game of the season, and is also “working on my official.” Being so close to Ann Arbor, he’ll have plenty of opportunities to be on campus.