While Jim Harbaugh’s contract has officially been announced, recruiting is still in limbo with most of the coaching staff in flux and many assistant’s contracts expiring today. Michigan did hand out an offer recently and the Michigan high school playoffs resuming kept a few of the 2021 signees in action.
Michigan offers 2022 track star
We all know that one thing Josh Gattis loves in his wide receivers is speed. He’s continuing that trend in 2022 by recently offering three-star Isaiah Sategna.
While Sategna is great on the gridiron, catching 41 passes for 814 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior, he’s even more known for his track exploits.
He posted a 10.8 100-meterdash as a freshman, and his 24.5 ft. long jump is a state record. Both of Sategna’s parents were decorated track athletes, with his mom competing for Jamaica in the 1992 Olympics as a sprinter and his father earning All-American status as a decathlete for LSU and currently serving as an assistant track and field coach for Arkansas.
Because of his father’s job, Sategna lives right in Fayetteville. He has two crystal balls for Arkansas early on, but also holds offers from Auburn, Florida State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee and USC.
Four-star DE glad to hear Harbaugh is back
One of the many prospects that Michigan is recruiting in the 2022 class was very happy to see Jim Harbaugh will still be leading the team next season. Four-star defensive end Gracen Halton gave his thoughts to The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($).
“It’s good to hear coach Jim Harbaugh (is) getting an extension,” said Halton. “Michigan is top for me.”
While I don’t think Halton means that Michigan is leading for him yet, they are certainly one of the schools in his top group.
Halton attends St. Augustine High School in San Diego, which is the alma mater of Michigan running backs coach Jay Harbaugh. Harbaugh is Halton’s lead recruiter, and that relationship could certainly pay off.
There are no crystal ball picks for Halton yet, but he is also highly considering schools like Cal, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas and USC.
How Michigan commits performed in playoff action
After a lengthy delay, the Michigan high school football season continued into the New Year, allowing the teams of three Michigan commits to fight for a state championship.
First up is Donovan Edwards, whose West Bloomfield squad demolished Romeo by the score of 52-14. Edwards did it all for the Lakers, rushing for 245 yards and scoring four touchdowns.
West Bloomfield moves on to face Belleville in the state semifinals. Edwards plans to be an early enrollee at Michigan, and it’s not clear if he’ll be able to play in the game or not. Belleville has eliminated West Bloomfield in each of the last two seasons, so there is definitely incentive for Edwards to finish his high school career on top.
Raheem Anderson is unfortunate enough to not have to make that choice to enroll early or continue playing for his team. Cass Tech was beaten 43-16 by the aforementioned Belleville.
The Technicians were without Penn State signees Kobe and Kalen King, who both opted out, which definitely had an impact on their performance. Anderson will be enrolling in Michigan for the spring semester.
Andrel Anthony will also be enrolling early at Michigan and decided to opt out of East Lansing’s playoff game thusly. East Lansing could have used him, losing a close 24-21 game to undefeated Mona Shores.
That wraps up this week’s Michigan recruiting roundup! Make sure to come back soon for the latest Michigan recruiting news and updates.