The Michigan Wolverines, historically, have not done great recruiting the state of Texas, but recently their efforts have been increasing.
They landed 4-star tight end Mustapha Muhammad (Missouri City) and 3-star defensive backs Gemon and German Green (DeSoto) in the 2018 class. They also got 4-star offensive lineman Chuck Filiaga (Aledo) in 2017.
After missing out on Texas-born players in 2019, will Michigan receive a commitment from a Texas kid in 2020?
2020 4-star safety Chris Thompson Jr., a native of Duncanville, Texas, was offered by the Wolverines Tuesday afternoon. He is the No. 9 player in the state, as well as the No. 61 player overall, according to 247Sports’ composite.
Shortly after receiving the offer, he told Maize n Brew he is planning to visit Michigan at some point in the future. Specific visit details are not yet hammered out, but drawing enough interest for Thompson Jr. to already want to visit is a good start for Michigan.
Thompson Jr. has offers from all over, but he told Maize n Brew he is talking most with Texas, LSU, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Florida. He has already visited LSU and Texas, considering they are close to home. So when asked if distance would play a factor in where he ends up, he gave a short and sweet answer.
“Distance is not a factor,” Thompson Jr. said.
Another interesting fact is the Texas coaching staff told Thompson Jr. he is their “top safety recruit.” You would think the Longhorns have the upper hand so far in his recruitment, but he admits no team has the lead to land him as of now.
Things are just starting to heat up in the 2020 recruiting class, so stick with Maize n Brew as more recruiting news unravels.
In the meantime, check out Thompson’s junior year highlights below.