It was an important day in Ann Arbor this past Saturday, regardless of the outcome of the game against Wisconsin. Many of Michigan’s top targets, and committed players, were in town to meet up and bond together. These types of interactions, especially during days like these, go a very long way.
One of the players in attendance was 2022 four-star wide receiver Tyler Morris. The 6-foot, 175-pounder from La Grange Park, Illinois is a top 100 player in his class and one of Michigan’s top targets overall. With four crystal balls in for Michigan, as well as a longstanding relationship with 2021 five-star quarterback J.J. McCarthy, things look good for the Wolverines early on.
Morris spoke with Maize n Brew after his trip to Ann Arbor to recap his time.
“It was great. The first day, most of us went out to Buffalo Wild Wings to eat and hangout,” Morris said. “Saturday, we went on a walk around campus and got to check everything out. Then later that day we went to eat and watch the game.”
Morris said he has the chance to talk with everybody this weekend and have “some good conversations.” And after the weekend was all said and done, Morris admits Michigan is still very high on his list.
“Definitely still a top school, and I think it was good seeing what we could build for the 22 class if we all decided to come,” he said.
Despite those four crystal balls and the couple trips to Ann Arbor, a decision is not coming anytime soon. Morris said he is looking to commit sometime next summer, right before his senior year of high school.
As things stand now, I still believe Michigan leads in Morris’ recruitment. In fact, I feel stronger about Michigan’s standing for him. He has been close with Josh Gattis for a while now, has been on campus multiple times and is close with McCarthy. Throw in Michigan’s success in the state of Illinois over the last few cycles, and things look very good for the Wolverines as of now.
Morris is the No. 2 player in Illinois, No. 11 wide receiver and No. 68 overall player on 247Sports’ composite. Other schools near the top of his list include Missouri, Notre Dame, Penn State and Northwestern.