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Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Coach of top LB wants him to play for Wolverines

A coach praises Michigan and how they get players ready for the NFL. That, and more in our Monday Recruiting Roundup.

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The bye week is over for the Michigan Wolverines, but it was a productive one from a recruiting standpoint. Assistant coaches hit the recruiting trail and the team offered top prospects. Let’s get to the Monday Recruiting Roundup.

Warinner visits three targets in Colorado

According to 247 Sports Brice Marich ($), offensive line coach Ed Warinner headed out west during the bye week to visit Michigan commit, Aurora (Colo.) Eaglecrest 2020 center Reece Atteberry. Warinner also stopped by four-star offensive tackle Andrew Gentry, a 2020 prospect from Columbine (Colo.). Last but not least, Warinner checked in on Fossil Ridge 2021 four-star offensive tackle Trey Zuhn.

Atteberry committed to Michigan in June and he’s considered a hard commit, while 100% of crystal balls so far have Zuhn, the No. 28 overall OT, going to Texas A&M. Similar to Zuhn, 100% of crystal balls for the 6-foot-8 Gentry have him committing to BYU. Gentry is the No. 58 overall prospect in the 2020 class.

Nua busy visiting Top 100 target in Florida

Defensive line coach Shaun Nua traveled to the Sunshine State to pay a visit to four-star defensive end Cade Denhoff, per 247 Sports ($). The No. 67 overall prospect in the 2021 class, the Lakeland DE has said in the past that his interest in Michigan is high and he has high interest in a lot of programs at this point. Currently, Clemson has the most crystal ball prediction for the No. 4 DE in Florida.

Marich also said ($) that Nua was in attendance at Largo Pinellas Park to watch a “handful of prospects”, including Florida State four-star running back commit Lawrance Toafili. The No. 13 overall RB in the 2020 class is considered a “ideally-framed running back prospect” at 6-foot and 180 pounds, who’s “lower body dominant with length and room to fill out up top.” Marich says that Michigan will look to host Toafili on an official visit this season.

Head coach of No. 1 rated ILB wants him to play for Michigan

File this into the category of good news. Four-star No. 1 inside linebacker Branden Jennings has a head coach who was recently vocal about wanting his pupil to play for Michigan in college. The 6-foot-3, 220 pound 2021 prospect from Jacksonville, FL is still a bit early in his recruiting process, and is the No. 42 overall prospect in his class.

Sandalwood head coach Adam Geis told 247 Sports Steve Wiltfong ($) that he’d love to see Jennings play at Michigan and “he’s that Michigan downhill, old-school linebacker”.

“We’ve had Florida kids go up there and be successful at inside linebacker. Devin Bush,” Geis said. “The Big Ten to me is NFL football. Some say the SEC may be faster but the Big Ten you see more pro stuff coming out of there.”

Jennings has visited Michigan and Ohio State, and plans to visit Penn State next month.

Michigan offers top rated 2021 OLB

Over the weekend, Michigan extended an offer to 2021 five-star outside linebacker Terrence Lewis.

The Miami (FL) product is the No. 1 rated OLB overall, No. 3 player in Florida, and No. 23 overall prospect in his class. It’s uncertain where Lewis will be playing college ball, he currently has offers from about every big program known to man, including Michigan, Clemson, Alabama, Penn State, LSU, and 18 others. Lewis committed to Florida in January, but de-committed in April, and it sounds like his recruitment is absolutely wide open at the moment. On the same Day that Lewis de-committed, he made an unofficial visit to the Hurricanes.