A tough loss like Michigan experienced Saturday is never going to help recruiting, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some positive updates from the recruiting trail. While Michigan will definitely have to turn things around to keep positive momentum going, it’s not panic time yet. See what the latest happenings in recruiting have been in the latest edition of the Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup.
2021 four-star OT tight with Michigan commitment
One of the elite offensive tackles Michigan is recruiting in the 2021 class is four-star Landon Tengwall, who recently put the Wolverines in his top three schools. Tengwall plays at Good Counsel in Maryland, where he is teammates with current 2020 Michigan defensive end commit Kris Jenkins.
In a recent interview with The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich, Jenkins explained how his relationship with Tengwall could help Michigan’s chances ($). Jenkins said him and Tengwall are “very close” and they “talk on a regular basis” about Michigan and other things related to recruiting.
While they do talk about recruiting, Jenkins said he’s “not necessarily” pushing very hard for Michigan, but he does tease them about potentially playing together in college. This will be a tough battle moving forward, but Tengwall will potentially be on campus twice this season which indicates some serious interest.
Three-star LB plans Michigan visit
The visitors lists for the rivalry games keep on growing, this time for the Notre Dame game. Illinois 2021 three-star linebacker Bryan Sanborn told Badger247’s Evan Flood he’ll be on hand for the Oct. 26 weekend ($).
Sanborn was just on campus for the Wisconsin game last weekend, so clearly Michigan’s performance didn’t deter his interest. He did receive a few crystal balls for the Badgers following the visit, however.
With offers from Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State and Nebraska, Sanborn seems like a guy who will pop up in a few years as a terror in the Big Ten West.
Four-star WR commitment fending off other schools
247Sports’ Allen Trieu took in a game from one of Michigan’s top-rated commitments last Friday. He traveled to Illinois to watch four-star A.J. Henning help crush the opponent on the way to almost 200 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns.
Trieu’s interview with Henning revealed some interesting information about other schools who have not given up on his recruitment ($).
”I still hear from a couple, but I respectfully turn them down,” Henning said. “I’m 100 percent committed to the University of Michigan so when guys come calling, I tell them respectively that I’m done with my process.”
While that happened before Michigan’s debacle on Saturday, Henning reaffirmed his commitment on Twitter, saying he’s still 100 percent.
That’s it for another Wednesday Recruiting Roundup! Come back again soon for your latest news and updates around Michigan recruiting.