Even though camp for Michigan football has finally started, it doesn’t mean recruiting has stopped! There’s still been plenty of information to come out in the past week, including updates on some big remaining 2020 targets. So let’s get right to this week’s Wednesday Recruiting Roundup.
Michigan will be one of 4-star CB’s official visits
One position of need still remaining in the 2020 class is cornerback. Michigan is still in the race for a few blue chippers at the position, including Florida 4-star Henry Gray. Gray recently spoke with 247Sports’ Luke Stampini, where he outlined some of his plans for the fall ($).
“I’m going to Oregon in September, Florida during the season, Michigan during the season, and the other two are up in the air. Those are just schools that recruited me the most throughout my whole process,” Gray said.
It’s safe to assume those three schools are currently at the top of the list for Gray, who also has some crystal balls for Penn State. As for Michigan, Gray said he likes the scheme fit.
“Michigan, I have a really close relationship with coach [Michael] Zordich. They’re primarily a man school, which is what we play at Miami Central, so it correlates,” he said.
I think if Michigan really pushes, Gray could wind up in Ann Arbor, but pulling him from Florida may be tough and he may not be at the top of their board...
4-star DB also planning his official visits
...because 4-star Malcolm Greene probably is. The Virginia native is listed as a safety, but with three safeties already on board, he’d be moved to cornerback at Michigan.
While talking to 247Sports’ Don Callahan, Greene was less clear about his official visit plans, which has been par for the course during his quiet recruitment ($).
”I haven’t broken it down,” Greene said. “But soon I’ll make sure I’ll put out where I’m going. I’m just making sure I’m keeping my connections and make sure I keep my relationships with every coach at every school that I’m highly interested in.”
Greene listed off 10 schools he said he was “highly interested” in, but then said Clemson, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech were recruiting him the hardest.
I guess you could call that an unofficial top five list, but Greene has been so hard to read throughout his recruitment, you can’t really tell. I do think Michigan will eventually be one of schools to which he takes an official visit.
Top 100 OG enjoys BBQ at the Big House
There are some lingering reactions the the BBQ at the Big House from last month out there, including one from 4-star Massachusetts offensive guard Drew Kendall. The No. 2 guard in the 2021 class talked with The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich about his experience ($).
“The visit went really well,” Kendall said. “I was really blown away by the facilities. Unfortunately, we did not tour campus, so I wasn’t able to see that. We were mostly at the indoor practice field and at the stadium.”
Kendall especially appreciated the chance to meet his potential future coaches, saying “I got to talk to all of the offensive line coaches (Warinner, Hendershot, and the analysts) and they were really nice and knew a lot about offensive line play.”
Following the visit, Kendall said he is “really interested” in Michigan and he plans on visiting again. Given where he’s from and Warinner’s success recruiting the offensive line, Michigan will definitely be a player in this race.
That’s it for another Recruiting Roundup! Check back again soon for more news and updates from the trail.