One of the latest 2020 players to receive a scholarship from Jim Harbaugh and the University of Michigan is Tucson, Arizona native Lathan Ransom.
The 6-foot-2, 183-pound 3-star safety was notified of the offer by Michigan director of recruiting Matt Dudek last Thursday. In an exclusive interview with Maize n Brew, Ransom detailed his emotions when he found out the good news.
“It was hard to believed at first; I was filled with excitement,” he said.
Ransom also said he called coaches that day to talk with them, but it was during one of the team’s practices so he wasn’t able to talk with them.
Along with Michigan, Ransom also holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Georgia, Stanford, Cal, Indiana, Washington, Utah and Nebraska.
Ransom is the No. 9 ranked player in Arizona, the No. 20 ranked safety and the No. 344 overall talent in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ composite.
Two crystal ball predictions have Ransom going to Stanford, but despite that offer and the other top-tier schools sending offers, Ransom admitted he doesn’t currently have a favorite.
“I honestly have no favorites,” he said. “I’m taking every school into consideration. I’ll really start focusing on my recruiting after this season.”
As far as Michigan’s chances in Ransom’s recruitment? The Wolverines are off to a good start.
“Michigan is an amazing opportunity; I will definitely look further into their program,” he said. He added he plans to visit Ann Arbor in the future, but isn’t sure when exactly.
Being from Arizona and PAC 12 country, kids oftentimes stick around the area. But Ransom seems open-minded to leaving to go elsewhere in the country.
“No sir,” he said when asked if distance will play a factor in his decision. “I’m willing to go to any college that fits me best.”
Ransom doesn’t know much about the program as of now, but does realize “some football legends (have) come out of Michigan.”
The Wolverines are certainly one of the first top programs to offer Ransom. This will be a slow recruitment, but Harbaugh and company have done everything right here so far.