Michigan offered 2021 Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Kalen King Tuesday afternoon.
Jim Harbaugh and the coaching staff are looking to continue a pipeline to one of the Motor City’s best public school programs. This was not lost on King.
“The Michigan-Cass Tech connection does mean a lot to me,” the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder said to Maize N’ Brew, “because it shows they are really interested in us and they love how Cass Tech produces their athletes.”
He proceeded to mention he talks to former Technicians-turned Wolverines such as Dallas Cowboy nickel Jourdan Lewis and rising senior Lavert Hill.
“They know who I am,” he said, “and we speak and talk whenever we see each others in person.”
The Michigan offer is his biggest to date. He holds verbals from Iowa State, Indiana and a handful of MAC programs, as well.
More than just the program prestige, King really connected to Harbaugh and Don Brown. The pair personally extended the offer to him.
“They were really cool guys,” King said. “They made me feel like they are really interested in me and made me feel an instant connection.”
Michigan State, Kentucky and Purdue have also expressed interest.
His brother Kobe is an inside linebacker for Cass Tech, who also received an offer Tuesday.
Kalen, still only a sophomore, currently has no timetable for a college decision. His focus over the next few months is to impress in summer camps.
His official sophomore highlights are below.