Happy Friday, and welcome to the last recruiting roundup of the week.
We don’t have a ton of new for you, but I think you will find this first story interesting to say the least. Let’s get to it!
U-M to host 2019 Belgian DE this year
I’m sure not many people know the name Sylvain Yondjouen, but perhaps you will know it soon enough (just maybe not the pronunciation).
Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 232 pounds, the Belgian defensive end holds scholarships from Temple, Colorado, Virginia and others, but he has his sights set on two Big Ten schools — Michigan and Penn State.
247Sports’ Allen Trieu ($) spoke with Brandon Collier, who works with Premier Players International — a group that helps players outside the U.S. get a chance to play college football.
“Right now, he has scholarship offers from a lot of schools, but Virginia, Temple, Colorado, Arizona stand out for him,” Collier. “But he will take an official visit to Penn State for the Ohio State game at the end of September and then he will take an official visit to Michigan, but I’m not sure of the date on that one.”
The Wolverines signed 3-star German defensive end Julius Welschof in the last recruiting cycle, so it is interesting to see the Wolverines recruiting another international player.
Yondjouen is currently listed as a 3-star on the 247Sports composite rankings.
When in the world is 4-star OT Trevor Keegan committing?
According to his high school head coach, probably not soon.
In an interview with Trieu ($), Keegan’s head coach at Crystal Lake (Illinois) South, Rob Fantana, says the decision probably will take a while.
“I thought we had a timeline as we were working our way through summer and that had recently changed, so it looks like, right now, he is in it for the long haul. Of course, he is a 17-year old kid, who wouldn’t want to live that experience? So he will take his five officials and go from there.”
Those five schools he will be visiting? Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Clemson and Georgia.
Fantana also said he did not know if Keegan had any specific dates locked in for his official visits, but it is good to finally know we won’t be hearing a decision for quite some time. As of now, I don’t expect Keegan to sign early, so this could very well take all the way up to the official National Signing Day.
Keegan is the 16th-ranked offensive tackle, the No. 1 ranked player in Illinois and the No. 142 overall player in the 2019 class.
Quick note on 2019 4-star APB
Giles Jackson, a 4-star all-purpose back from the state of California, was set to make his college decision today, but that changed when he announced earlier this week he would not be committing just yet.
I spoke with Jackson earlier this week, and he said Michigan is “still being considered” as a potential landing spot. Jackson also told me “as of right now, I am not sure” when a decision will be made.
It’s good news Michigan is still in consideration, and it is even better news since Oregon, another final school on his list, received a ton of crystal ball picks in recent weeks leading up to him announcing he was delaying his commitment. As of now, 92 percent of the picks are still in favor of Oregon, so we will have to wait and see where this goes.
That’s all for today! Be sure to check back in next Monday, Wednesday and Friday for more recruiting roundups!