The early signing period is pretty much all said and done, and the Michigan Wolverines were able to get letters of intent from most of their verbally committed players in the 2021 class. There are still some of those guys left to get signatures from, but there are also some uncommitted targets who have yet to sign as well.
Let’s take a closer look at the few uncommitted targets remaining for Michigan in 2021 heading into the traditional signing day in February.
Ceyair Wright, four-star CB
A 6-foot-1, 175-pounder from Los Angeles, Wright is a very important recruit for the Wolverines in this class. He will be making his announcement on Jan. 2 during the All-American Bowl, so we’ll know exactly where he will end up very soon.
The Wolverines were able to get a visit out of Wright back in October for the Wisconsin game, so he knows exactly what he’d be getting out of Ann Arbor if he were to attend U-M.
Wright released a top list earlier this month consisting of Michigan, USC, Notre Dame, Oregon, Arizona State, and a bunch of other schools he is “considering.” But for all intents and purposes, those seem to be the true top programs for him.
At this very moment, I don’t feel very confident for Michigan’s chances here. The visit definitely helped the cause, but I just have a hunch he is bound to stay out west. If he does choose to venture outside the west, Michigan is certainly a top option for him, but for now I would temper any expectations you may have.
George Rooks, four-star DT
Rooks is another big-time target on defense for the Wolverines. His recruitment has been an interesting one — at one point he seemed likely to decide shortly after his senior season, but that obviously did not happen. Then it sounded like a decision may happen during the early signing period. Again, that did not happen.
The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder from Jersey City is reportedly going back and forth between Michigan, Penn State and Boston College. At one point, all the crystal balls were in for Michigan, but now two out of the four crystal balls are favoring Boston College. The other two are split between Michigan and Penn State, with the latest being in for Penn State.
This recruitment has had a lot of twists and turns, so I have no idea where Rooks’ head is currently at. I’d imagine we won’t know his landing spot until February.
Rayshaun Benny, four-star DT
One of the top in-state players in 2021, Benny committed to play for Mel Tucker at MSU last month. But now that he is waiting until February to sign, Michigan had a prime opportunity to attempt the flip.
The 6-foot-5, 275-pounder from Oak Park at one point looked to be a Michigan lock, but the loss against the Spartans really swung the pendulum in their favor. I would imagine Michigan still has interest in Benny, so we will have to wait and see if the interest is mutual.
Benny is the No. 6 player in Michigan, No. 16 defensive tackle and No. 194 overall player on the 247Sports composite.