The Michigan football coaching staff played host to a bevy of high school talent Saturday for the annual Junior Day recruiting event. Players and their families from all over flocked to Ann Arbor to meet with the coaching staff and enjoy a day in Ann Arbor, but many of the players that attended the event are Michigan natives.
2020 3-star receiver Devell Washington was one of the in-state recruits there on Saturday, and he told Maize n Brew after the visit that he enjoyed his time.
“It went really well,” Washington said. “I met with coach Harbaugh — coach Gattis was really cool. The new offense is going to be explosive. I also spoke a lot with coach Moore and coach Brown.”
Saturday was the first time Washington was able to meet Gattis in person. Gattis’ message to the 6-foot-4, 200-pound receiver was to “keep grinding in the classroom and on the field.” Gattis also talked to him about the direction the offense is going to take.
“He talked about getting the best players the ball in space. He also talked about how important it is for us receivers to block to have explosive plays,” Washington said.
Another fellow in-state recruit in Ann Arbor for Junior Day was 4-star wide receiver Rashawn Williams. Washington is from Bay City while Williams is from Detroit, so the two don’t get the opportunity to see each other very often. But they didn’t let the opportunity get away from them on Saturday.
“I spent a lot of time with Rashawn Williams,” Washington said. “We talked about playing together.
“Yeah (Williams) was super cool. Yeah, we spent the whole day together and then we went to a showcase in Brighton after the Junior Day. We talk, but we promised to talk more.”
When asked what the reality of them playing together in college is, Washington said there is a “very high chance” it happens.
Washington also admitted he doesn’t know if he or Williams are close to making a college decision, but there is a strong possibility the two Michiganders play together in college, wherever that may be.
If both receivers were to commit to Michigan, they would join 4-star wide receiver Kalil Branham as the three receivers in the Wolverines’ 2020 class.
After taking five wide receivers in the 2019 class, it isn’t really known how many the Wolverines will take in the 2020 class. Regardless, a haul of Washington, Williams and Branham would be an impressive one, and one the coaching staff probably would not say no to.
Stay locked in to Maize n Brew, as we will have more reactions from recruits on visiting Ann Arbor for Junior Day.