The in-state crop in the 2020 class is a solid one, with one 5-star and seven 4-stars. There is no doubt the Michigan Wolverines will be going after most of these guys, and they should have a good shot at most of them as well.
One of those in-state players Michigan is interested in is 4-star running back Peny Boone. The Detroit native, who plays at Martin Luther King High School, received his scholarship from Jim Harbaugh himself just two days ago.
“Jim came to the school and we was talking then he offered me,” Boone told Maize n Brew. “First time (we met) we really didn’t talk like that, but he knew who I was.”
He, along with the rest of the staff, definitely know who he is now. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder is also a known commodity by other big schools, with offers from the likes of Michigan State, Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee, Iowa State, Kentucky, Nebraska, Syracuse and Purdue, among others.
When asked how interested he is in Michigan after receiving the offer, Boone admittedly said he doesn’t have much interest in any one specific program right now.
“I mean I don’t know I still gotta think about it,” he said. “I mean, nah, I like the school. I just haven’t thought about no schools right now.”
Needless to say, Boone is certainly letting the process play out in his recruitment.
With all that said, Boone does plan on taking a trip to Ann Arbor Jan. 26. He doesn’t have anything specific in mind to check out when he does visit, but just hope he enjoys his time there while he is able to soak it all in.
Boone is real close with fellow 4-star and high school teammate Rashawn Williams. As far as a potential visit to Michigan with Williams, Boone says it is not out of question.
“Rashawn my boy, but I don’t know (about visiting together) yet. We’re talking,” Boone said.
Boone is the No. 7 player in the state of Michigan, No. 29 running back and No. 340 overall player in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ composite.
Check out some of Boone’s junior year highlights below.