Welcome in to another edition of the Michigan Recruiting Roundup! Today, we talk more about guys in the 2022 class, so let’s jump right into it!
Hawaiian four-star LB keeping in contact with U-M
According to The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($), Michigan coaches remain in contact with 2022 four-star linebacker Tevarua Tafiti.
The 6-foot-3, 213-pounder from Honolulu was offered by defensive line coach Shaun Nua back in April. Since then, Tafiti has continued to get to know Nua and even heard from him on Sept. 1, the first day college coaches could reach out to junior prospects.
“He’s a very versatile prospect that can line up as a linebacker, but I’m told Michigan views him as an edge rusher and outside guy along the defensive line, but still the ability to stand up if he has, too,” Marich wrote.
Tafiti is the No. 223 overall prospect in his class, per 247Sports’ composite.
U-M in good standing with top 100 OL
One position Michigan has recruited very well over the last few cycles is offensive line, and Ed Warinner and company look to continue that trend in 2022. One guy they are heavily recruiting, according to TMI’s Marich ($), is four-star Jacob Allen.
The 6-foot-6, 270-pounder from Princeton, New Jersey was offered by Warinner back in April, and he continues to put in work on the junior prospect.
“Months have past since he landed the offer, but I’m told Michigan is squarely in the mix for his services and they’re definitely making the Garden State standout a top priority in next year’s cycle,” Marich wrote. “They really like him especially his frame and skill-set, but maybe more importantly believe they have a very good shot in this race.”
Marich also notes Michigan hopes to host him for a visit next year when the in-person recruiting dead period is lifted. With other offers from schools like Alabama, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State and more, it’ll be critical to get him on campus for a visit if the Wolverines have any shot of landing him.
Allen is the No. 84 overall prospect in his class.
That’s all for this week! Come back Tuesday for another edition of the Recruiting Roundup.