There are only a couple players left on Michigan’s 2020 board, and one of them was on campus this weekend for the Notre Dame game — four-star offensive tackle Andrew Gentry.
The 6-foot-8, 310-pounder from Littleton, Colorado is down to three schools — Michigan, Virginia and BYU. All 14 crystal ball picks are locked in to BYU, with only two of those picks coming during this college football season.
So if he had 12 picks for BYU before the season even began, why hasn’t he just committed already? Well, it’s because of unofficial visits like the one he took this past weekend. (Yes, you read that right, this was an unofficial visit, so the Gentry family paid out of pocket for Andrew to make it to Ann Arbor).
“It was incredible,” Gentry told Maize n Brew. “I think the biggest thing that made it so cool was just being in that type of environment. For it to be pouring rain and still have 112,000 people there was just so cool.”
Besides watching the game, he was able to catch up with the Michigan coaches and interact with some of the other recruits. But one important thing he was able to cross off his list was the fact the Wolverine coaches fully support Gentry’s wishes of going on a two-year Mormon mission trip.
“The coaches are always great to talk with,” Gentry said. “They are super down to earth and it’s clear they are putting together something special at Michigan. They are also very supportive of my mission which is something I really appreciate.”
Despite Gentry being a recruit in the 2020 class, you can pretty much classify him as a 2022 recruit, since that is the year he will be a true freshman at whatever school he picks due to his two-year mission trip.
So what is left on Gentry’s calendar for the year? He is hoping to make it out to the Virginia/Georgia Tech game next Saturday. If he doesn’t, it sounds like his visit schedule will be complete for the 2019 season.
He wishes to sign early in December, so a decision will be coming, at the very least, in the next month and a half or so. Buckle in, folks.
Gentry is the No. 1 player in the state of Colorado, No. 6 offensive tackle and No. 60 overall player in the 2020 class, per 247Sports’ composite.