Welcome to the Monday edition of Michigan Recruiting Roundup! Last week most of Michigan’s 2020 class was solidified. However, more news will be coming in and we’ll have you covered from now until then National Signing Day in February. Today we’re talking a mix of new offers and catching up on the happenings of the new 2020 class.
2020 Recruits practicing with Michigan team
Six 2020 Michigan signees are participating in UM’s bowl prep practices. Running back Blake Corum, linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green, offensive lineman Zak Zinter, safety Makari Paige and cornerback Andre Seldon are all taking part. Zinter’s mother shared some photos from day one.
Day 1 in Thee Winged helmet and his jersey at practice....— Tiffany Zinter (@zintertiffany) December 22, 2019
Yep, I might have shed some more tears....all happy tears! The joy I feel seeing my boys dreams a reality is just beyond unbelievable!!! 〽️GOBLUE〽️ @zak_zinter @paul_zinter pic.twitter.com/NPjLxFchk8
This is pretty cool and one heck of a way to throw some youngsters into the fire right away to get a taste of the college experience.
Defensive end Braiden McGregor is also in Ann Arbor getting work in as he recovers from a knee injury.
Let it begin! Can’t wait to see his Development with the greatest strength and conditioning staff in the country! Go Blue! pic.twitter.com/L3E9fZ1Xiv— Stove (@SteveMcGregor17) December 21, 2019
Michigan offers three tight ends
Michigan is putting in work of late recruiting the tight end position, offering three tight ends this week.
2021 four-star Brock Bowers (Napa, CA), 2021 four-star Hudson Wolfe (Savannah, TN), and 2021 Tampa-area TE Michael Trigg all received offers from Michigan.
Trigg isn’t ranked, but that will change in the future. The 6-foot-4 recruit who also plays basketball, has received football offers from big time programs such as Michigan, Alabama, Florida, and LSU, among others.
Bowers is currently the No. 6 ranked tight end in the 2021 class and No. 152 prospect overall, while Wolfe is the No. 8 in the ‘21 class and No. 220 recruit overall. Wolfe has offers from 22 teams, including Ohio State, Penn State, LSU, Georgia, and Alabama. Bowers has 18 offers including Notre Dame, Arizona State, UCLA, Cal, and LSU.
Jaylen Harrell to fill a Uche-type role?
Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb spoke with former Michigan kicker Garrett Rivas ($), who’s an assistant at Berkeley Prep about Michigan commit, Berkely Prep star Jaylen Harrell.
Rivas believes that Michigan will be using him in a way they used Josh Uche this past season, utilizing the four-star prospect as a defensive end and linebacker.
“I know, in talking to some of those coaches in the process they had likened him to a Josh Uche. How he works in Michigan’s scheme is obviously more complicated, but that’s kind of the guy that they likened him to,” Rivas said. “I know that that was some of the film that he had been kind of (watching). When he watches the games those are some of the guys that we was focused on because that’s kind of the fit he would have in the scheme.”
The Tampa, Florida prospect was ranked as the No. 303 prospect and No. 19 weak-side defensive end in the 2020 class.