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Thanksgiving Recruiting Roundup: Stuffed full of defensive backs

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Happy Thanksgiving, folks, and welcome to today’s Michigan Recruiting Roundup!

We’re going to keep it pretty short today, as we all have some feasting and giving thanks to do today. On this edition of the roundup, it’s all focused on defensive backs in the 2022 class, one of which we expect to receive an update from later today.

Father of 2022 S target breaks down U-M interest

Even though he played at Michigan State University, Hickey Thompson has done everything to fully invest as little bias as possible in his son’s recruitment.

His son, 2022 four-star safety Isaac Thompson, is a big time target of the Wolverines. So while he admitted to The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb ($) that his son being so interested in Michigan is strange, he is all in on supporting his son no matter where he goes. But he always encouraged his son to go somewhere he will play early, and there is absolutely an opportunity to do that at U-M.

“What I always told him, ‘go somewhere you feel comfortable and go somewhere you feel you can get on the field as fast as possible,’” he said. “I don’t care where it is. When you’re a four or five-star kid, when you got to a big school like Michigan or Michigan State, any schools like that, there’s a possibility you won’t play early. Now, are you willing to deal with that? These kids started playing at five years old and never sat on the bench. It’s a process. You get on the field early, you may not. My thing I always tell him is to look at the roster. If they signed 10 defensive backs, you may want to look somewhere else. I give him those kind of tidbits.

Even though he is a Spartan, the elder Thompson did admit there was things to like about Michigan, including the brand, playing on national television week in and week out, and how it is still in the Midwest.

Thompson, who is the No. 157 overall player on the composite, will make his commitment on Dec. 4. All of the crystal balls are in Michigan’s favor at the moment.

2022 five-star CB expected to carve into list today

We’ve discussed the cornerback position quite a bit over the last month or so on Maize n Brew, whether it’s the current on-field situation or on the recruiting trail. And that probably won’t stop anytime soon given how good the corners are in the 2022 class.

One of those elite players, five-star Domani Jackson, is set to cut his list of schools down today. Michigan is fully expected to make it on this list.

Jackson, who is the No. 3 overall player on the composite, visited Michigan a couple weeks ago for the Wisconsin game along with Will Johnson, another five-star corner in the 2022 class. Johnson, who is the No. 8 overall player in his class, also trimmed down his list on Monday and included Michigan, Ohio State, Arizona State, Oklahoma and USC.

The elite duo has made it pretty clear they would love the opportunity to play with each other at the college level. If they truly intend on being a package deal, I would imagine Jackson’s top list is very similar to the one Johnson put out earlier this week.

That’s all for this week! Go enjoy some family time if you are fortunate enough to do that, and come on back next week for another edition of the Recruiting Roundup.