Welcome in to the final installment of the Michigan Recruiting Roundup for this week.
It has been quite the busy week or so for the 2022 class with all the calls and texts college coaches have sent out to prospects. And it is about to get even busier, as one Michigan target is finalizing his decision and will announce it tomorrow. A 2021 target may also be announcing his decision soon. We’ll talk about that and more in this week’s roundup.
2022 four-star LB committing tomorrow
Don Brown has been a top recruiter in the state of Massachusetts for a few years now. His longstanding ties to the area help him land a ton of the top kids on the east coast, whether they are offensive or defensive prospects. That may continue soon enough as 2022 four-star linebacker Tyler Martin is making his commitment Friday at 6:15 p.m.
The 6-foot-3, 249-pounder from Acton, Massachusetts has other reported offers from Boston College, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Virginia, Syracuse, UMass and Dartmouth. He received his Michigan offer back in 2019, and it was actually his very first scholarship offer from any school.
Things are looking good for Michigan, as all the crystal ball picks are in for the Wolverines. Given the recent crystal balls and the fact Michigan was his first offer, I would be surprised if he did not pick Michigan.
Martin would join four-star defensive tackle Alex VanSumeren as Michigan’s two commitments of the 2022 class.
2022 three-star TE has good trip to U-M
Last weekend, 2022 three-star tight end Marlin Klein took an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor. Of course, he was not able to interact with any coaches, but The Michigan Insider’s Steve Lorenz ($) reports Klein did get an opportunity to bond with a couple current players over lunch — tight end Luke Schoonmaker and German-born defensive lineman Julius Welschof.
“It was nice to talk to him about his experience so far at Michigan,” he said of Welschof. “It’s easier to communicate with him because we’re both from Germany. He really likes being at Michigan. He said it’s similar to Germany in more ways than you would think and said he loves being a part of the Michigan program.”
Lorenz also reports Michigan’s coaching staff helped set up the visit for Klein, telling him which places on campus he should go check out. So while Jim Harbaugh and Sherrone Moore weren’t exactly able to be a part of his visit, they helped influence it a little bit.
Klein is not close to making a commitment, but Michigan is in very good standing so far for the 6-foot-6, 215-pounder, who currently plays his high school football in Rabun Gap, Georgia. Harbaugh reached out to Klein on Tuesday to see how his visit went, so it’s safe to say the Wolverines are making him a top priority at his position in 2022.
McCarthy recruiting top 100 2022 OL
When 2021 five-star quarterback J.J. McCarthy announced he’d be playing for IMG Academy for his senior season, many thought this would be good for Michigan’s recruiting efforts at the elite high school program. It’s early on, but McCarthy is already going after some top guys at IMG, including one of the guys protecting him from opposing defenses.
“With this ‘22 class, one of my main goals is to get as much talent as I can get like my man (2022 four-star offensive lineman Tyler Booker). It’s going to be fun recruiting for that class,” McCarthy recently told 247Sports’ Andrew Ivins ($).
Booker is a top 100 overall player in his class on 247Sports’ composite. Ed Warinner and company immediately reached out to Booker on Sept. 1, so he seems to be a top target type of guy early on.
The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder once played football at Bergen Catholic in New Jersey, a program Michigan is very familiar with. He is also originally from Connecticut (#DonBrownTerritory) so I would imagine Michigan should have a decent shot here.
Booker holds other offers from Florida, Georgia, LSU, Alabama, Penn State, Oregon, Oklahoma and more of college football’s elite programs.
That’s it for this week! Check back on Tuesday for another Recruiting Roundup.