Michigan has picked up some steam on the recruiting trail with a commit in the 2022 class in each of the last two weeks, even with the coaching uncertainty. This week, we’ve got updates on a bunch of in-state receivers who are hearing from Michigan a lot and considering them highly.
Four-star WR puts Michigan in top 8
The first in-state receiver to include Michigan in his top list is Eastpointe four-star Tay’Shawn Trent.
Michigan was joined by Penn State, West Virginia, Michigan State, Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana and Cincinnati.
Trent told 247Sports’ Allen Trieu which coaches he has the best relationships with ($).
“Coach Hawk (Courtney Hawkins) at Michigan State, coach Brewer and McKenzie at Louisville, coach Moore at Michigan and coach Clink at Kentucky,” Trent said.
He said a decision won’t be coming anytime soon, with him targeting National Signing Day.
Trent is a legitimate outside target at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds. There are no crystal b picks in for him yet.
Three-star WR puts Michigan in top 9
Take the last update and add a school. This time, Roseville three-star Tyrell Henry released his list of top nine schools on the same day as Trent.
Trent’s list includes Michigan, Cincinnati, Nebraska, West Virginia, Michigan State, Penn State, Syracuse, Buffalo and Youngstown State.
Josh Gattis was the first to offer Henry back in the spring. Henry told The Michigan Insider’s Steve Lorenz about the feeling of getting his first scholarship ($).
“It’s amazing,” Henry said. “I am very happy I’ve been working so hard and to know I have an offer from Michigan doesn’t make me satisfied. It makes me want to go and work harder than anything and get better everyday. Their tradition is amazing, the school is close to home so family can always support. The graduation rate is great because before football you have to do well in the classroom.”
Michigan State leads the crystal ball for Henry right now, with the only two predictions in their favor.
Michigan coaches making in-state three-star a priority
The third and final receiver didn’t release a top list, but his recent comments to TMI’s Brice Marich make it seem clear that Michigan would make the cut. Wylie E. Groves three-star Jaden Mangham explained how his connection with Michigan coaches is growing ($).
“The main coaches I talk with often are coach Gattis and coach Moore,” said Mangham. “I think they’re great. They explain how I would be used at Michigan and we talk about techniques and things I can work on to improve my game. We talk about a lot of things other than football life stuff. I think they are very close to having something special.”
Mangham is listed as an athlete on 247Sports, but as made clear by the coaches talking to him, Michigan is recruiting him at wide receiver. At 6-foot-3, he’s another candidate for the outside.
Michigan State also leads the crystal ball for Mangham with one pick so far. Head coach Mel Tucker coached Mangham’s older brother Jaren while at Colorado.
That concludes this week’s Recruiting Roundup. Check back soon for more of the latest in Michigan football recruiting!