Michigan safeties coach George Helow has ties to the state of Florida, specifically the Jacksonville area. So it should come as no surprise for Helow to be extending offers to prospects in that section of the country. The most recent case of that came on Wednesday when he offered 2022 three-star defensive tackle Hayden Schwartz.
Much like with recently-offered 2022 three-star linebacker Devin Smith, Helow already had a relationship with Schwartz before offering. Helow was recruiting him while he was at Maryland, and that previous relationship could help out the Wolverines down the road.
“I’ve already been in some communication with coach Helow when he was at Maryland, so it was an awesome call,” Schwartz told Maize n Brew. “I’d say we’re pretty close, but I can’t wait to build more of a relationship.
“(Helow) is awesome. Full of energy and seems like a great man and coach.”
Schwartz plays at The Bolles School in Jacksonville. He stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 250 pounds, according to his Twitter. Another thing his Twitter account shows is a self-reported GPA of 4.27. With that high of a GPA, you can probably imagine what he is predominantly looking for in his future school.
“I’m looking for a school that will give me a lasting education and that has a good environment for me to grow on and off the field,” Schwartz said.
Along with Michigan, he also holds offers from Penn State, Washington State, Boston College, Stanford, Miami, Louisville, Minnesota, Duke, NC State, Maryland, Indiana, Nebraska, Northwestern, and more. So whichever school he chooses, he should be able to get a good blend of academics and athletics.
Schwartz is the No. 35 defensive tackle, No. 57 prospect in Florida, and No. 457 overall player in his class on the composite. You can watch his junior year highlights below.