Today, Sept. 1, is the first day college coaches are allowed to reach out to high school junior prospects on their own. Most of these conversations are for coaches to let prospects know they care about them and want to continue recruiting them. But one conversation between Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warinner and a 2022 prospect was a little different.
Warinner called 2022 three-star offensive lineman Connor Jones Tuesday morning not just to catch up with him, but to also offer him a scholarship.
“I’m feeling super pumped to be offered by Michigan,” Jones told Maize n Brew. “It is one of my dream schools. My adrenaline is definitely flowing right now.
“Absolutely (it feels sweet to be offered on Sept. 1). I’ve been looking forward to this day.”
The 6-foot-6, 280-pounder from Monument, Colorado now holds offers from Michigan, Colorado State and New Mexico. Despite having only three offers, he is still being recruited by several other schools, including Northwestern, Boise State, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Maryland and Princeton.
When it comes to Michigan, several things give Jones high interest in the program and the school.
“I want to major in sports medicine, and Michigan has one of the best medical programs,” Jones said. “Also being an offensive lineman, development for the next level is important, and Michigan and coach Warinner have a great track record of that.”
Now with the offer, does Jones plan on checking out Michigan when he’s able to?
“Absolutely, 100 percent,” Jones said.
Check out some highlights from Jones’ sophomore season below, which includes clips of him playing right guard and right tackle.