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Tuesday Recruiting Roundup: News on several 2022 top 100 targets

Michigan is in contact with a bunch of elite players in the 2022 class.

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Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup here at Maize n Brew! This week’s roundup is packed with elite talent from the 2022 class. All four of the guys included in the article are ranked in the top 100, so let’s get right to it.

Canceled season not affecting top 50 QB

Arguably the quarterback at the top of Michigan’s board in 2022 is Georgia four-star MJ Morris. The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich caught up with Morris to get his thoughts on Big Ten canceling their fall season ($).

“It doesn’t impact my interest level, but I really wanted to visit and see them play,” Morris said. “It’s just difficult making a decision when you haven’t seen the school.”

Michigan was able to host him for a virtual tour last month that was hosted by quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels.

“It was about two months ago and it was really amazing,” Morris said. “What stood out to me most was how nice all the facilities were because it showed that they make sure the players have everything they need to be successful.”

Morris is one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the country, with a national offer list. He recently transferred to Pace Academy, where 2021 wide receiver target Jayden Thomas plays.

Michigan looking to strike again in Oklahoma

When Michigan landed five-star safety Daxton Hill out of Oklahoma in the 2019 class, it was their first significant recruiting win in the state in recent memory, if not ever. But the staff could replicate that success just three years later with five-star athlete Gentry Williams, who spoke with Sherrone Moore last week according to TMI’s Steve Lorenz ($).

“I am talking to Michigan once a week right now,” Williams said. “Things are great there.”

Williams, who attends the same high school as Hill, is ranked as the No. 9 player in the country for 2022. The Michigan staff views him as a defensive back, but he could play on either side of the ball.

A couple of crystal balls for Oklahoma are already in for Williams at this point, but Michigan is making him a priority.

Top 100 OT gets in touch with Michigan staff

Michigan is also staying in contact with a blue-chip prospect just south of Oklahoma in Texas 2022 four-star offensive tackle PJ Williams. TMI’s Lorenz reported that Williams spoke with Michigan coaches last Friday ($).

Lorenz added the staff views Williams as a top target and that Ed Warinner, Sherrone Moore and Brian Jean-Mary are all chipping in to recruit him to Michigan.

Williams attends Dickinson High School in Texas, where he is the teammate of another priority target in 2022, four-star tight end Donovan Green.

Michigan has had on and off success in Texas lately, but could make a real move into the state in the 2022 cycle.

California four-star athlete wants to visit Michigan

Rounding out our quartet of top 100 players is 2022 California athlete Jalil Tucker, who squeezes right in at No. 96 on the composite. Tucker spoke with TMI’s Marich about his thoughts on Michigan ($).

“Yeah, I’d love to get up there,” Tucker said. “I was interested highly when I got the offer. I know the program is great academically and I liked that.”

Jay Harbaugh is taking the reins for Michigan in this recruitment, which should help as he also grew up in San Diego like Tucker. Although Harbaugh is the running backs coach, Tucker is likely to end up on defense as a safety or Viper in the future.

That concludes this week’s Recruiting Roundup at Maize n Brew. Come back again soon for more Michigan recruiting news and updates!