On this week’s Thursday Recruiting Roundup, we brought you some news on 2021 four-star athlete Titus Mokiao-Atimalala speaking on FaceTime with Jim Harbaugh.
Maize n Brew also learned safeties coach Bob Shoop spoke with Mokiao-Atimalala over FaceTime as well.
Mokiao-Atimalala then told Maize n Brew the Wolverine coaches are giving him “the option to play wide receiver or safety.”
At first, Michigan was recruiting him solely as a wide receiver. Things have now clearly changed, and now Mokiao-Atimalala has the chance to play either spot, or perhaps both.
The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder from Ewa Beach, Hawaii received his offer from defensive line coach Shaun Nua, and even spoke with incoming true freshman receiver Roman Wilson, a fellow Hawaiian.
So, to recap, Mokiao-Atimalala has spoken with the head coach, the area recruiter, the safeties coach and an incoming player. It sounds like he is quite the wanted commodity.
However, it doesn’t sound like Michigan is recruiting him any harder than any other wide receiver or safety in the class, but at the very least they are keeping up with him.
He still has a desire to visit Ann Arbor after the pandemic, which would be a big step forward in this recruitment. As always, we will just have to wait and see how this plays out.
Mokiao-Atimalala currently sits as the No. 284 overall player in the 2021 class, per 247Sports’ composite ranking.