Welcome back to this week’s Tuesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup! Michigan is looking to flip a cornerback from a faltering ACC program and hosted another blue-chip offensive lineman for a self-guided tour last weekend.
Michigan going hard after four-star CB committed elsewhere
There was a period of time earlier this cycle where Michigan lost out on a slew of cornerback targets to other programs. The staff indicated that they would keep pursuing most of them, but that didn’t come to fruition.
But they did stay in contact with one player, which could be paying off big now that the season has started. Four-star Omarion Cooper committed to Florida State back in June, but after an extremely disappointing 1-3 start, Michigan could be in position to flip him according to The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($).
“We text everyday,” Cooper said about Michigan. “I text Coach Harbaugh, Coach Zordich and Coach Brown. We still contact each other a lot. (I mainly talk with) Coach Zordich and Coach Brown. They know their schemes well, they know football and they’re just great coaches.”
That scheme is something the coaches are pitching to Cooper a lot.
“We had Zoom calls going over the scheme, but they told me I would fit in perfectly in the man to man,” Cooper explained.
Florida State already lost top-100 linebacker Branden Jennings yesterday morning, so Cooper could be next to reopen his recruitment. If that happens, Michigan has put themselves in arguably the best spot to be his new landing spot.
2022 Four-star OT takes trip to see Ann Arbor
A week after Massachusetts four-star OL Sullivan Weidman drove out to see Michigan’s campus on a self-guided tour, Tennessee prospect Fisher Anderson did the same with his parents. TMI’s Marich has more details on what sparked Anderson to make the trip ($).
“Overall, I think it was great especially just the fact that it happened,” said Anderson. “It is an improvement. The weather was great. The campus life was great. I was just glad we could get out there and have fun. It felt really great outside.”
Utilizing a bye week in his high school schedule, Anderson was able to take the trip with both his mom and dad, which is rare.
“They really liked it,” Anderson said about his parents. “Normally, it is just me and my dad, but both of them came with me as well as a friend of mine and everyone was pumped.”
Anderson put Michigan in an initial top 15 back in August, so he’s had plenty of interest for a while. Aside from Michigan, he holds notable offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Oregon, Penn State, and more.
Michigan monitoring in-state four-star WR
Michigan is in a great spot with several wide receivers in the 2022 class, but they are picking things up with a four-star in their own backyard. East Detroit star Tay’shawn Trent spoke to TMI’s Josh Newkirk about his recruitment ($).
“It means a lot,” Trent said about his Michigan offer. “First my coach told me I had an offer from (Michigan), I didn’t believe it. So, I used to feel like I wasn’t that good. Then people started making me feel like I was that good. I would watch myself how I would play, like ‘wow, I can play.’”
Offensive coordinator Josh Gattis has been leading his recruitment, but has been taking more of a mentor role.
“Gattis really don’t care where I go. He wants me to be a student athlete and don’t do nothing dumb at all. So, even if I don’t go to his college, he’s still going to be (available) after,” Trent explained.
Trent listed Michigan, Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, and West Virginia as some of the schools standing out to him the most so far, but there are no Crystal Ball picks for him yet.
That wraps up this week’s edition of the Tuesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup! Come back again soon for the latest news pertaining to Michigan recruiting.