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If Michigan wants 2020 4-star DE Chantz Williams, it’ll have to take 4-star OL Jalen Rivers, too

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Williams and Rivers both have U-M offers.

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2020 4-star defensive end Chantz Williams was offered by the Michigan Wolverines nine days ago, and is involved in one of the more interesting recruitments in the 2020 class.

He and his high school teammate, 4-star offensive lineman Jalen Rivers, are a package deal. Wherever Williams goes is where Rivers will go. They have taken visits together and are incredibly close.

And now that Williams holds that U-M offer, the Wolverines are now firmly in position to land the two prospects from Orange Park, Florida, as Rivers already had his offer.

“One of my coaches told me to call up coach Zordich and he offered me about 15 minutes before I posted the offer (on Twitter),” Williams told Maize n Brew. “I was excited — it’s cool to receive an offer from a school like Michigan. They’re a very good program and I’m honored that they would consider me a fit for their program.”

A ton of other blue blood programs would also consider Williams a good fit, as he holds offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Miami (FL), LSU, Texas, Notre Dame and others.

So now that the final piece of the puzzle for consideration from the two players is complete, the duo is planning a visiting Ann Arbor in the future.

“Me and Jalen are going to have to talk about (when we will visit) and see when they have available dates and when we’re available,” Williams said. “We’d just try to get familiar with the staff and the school and see where exactly they would have me and Jalen playing and where we are on their recruitment board.”

Williams admitted he had not heard much from Michigan before his offer, but the coaching staff, led by new defensive line coach Shaun Nua, plans on connecting with him more often.

The duo is unclear when they will commit to a program, but no matter when that time comes, they will commit together and play for the same program.

Williams is the No. 8 weak-side defensive end, No. 19 player in the state of Florida and No. 129 overall player in the 2020 class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. Meanwhile, Rivers is the No. 9 offensive tackle, No. 8 player in Florida and No. 79 overall player.