Over the summer, the Wolverines were missing out on several safety targets and were looking to expand their board. They decided to offer Dent, then an Akron commit, who had been offered by Oregon just two days before. Those two offers caused Dent to open up his recruitment and look to elevate his station.
Dent officially visited Michigan for the Washington game, which has so far been a very successful recruiting event. Michigan had to sweat out an unofficial visit to Georgia the week after, but the Bulldogs never ended up offering.
Soon after, Dent set his decision date for early October. He pushed back his original date, but it proved not to be a cause for concern as he ended up choosing the Wolverines.
As a junior in 2020, Dent made 58 tackles and collected three interceptions. He also played offense for Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville, where he went for 327 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
On the 247Sports composite, the 6-foot, 175-pounder is ranked outside the top 1,000, but has already received a rating bump from 84 to 86 on 247Sports this season, so there is still some potential for him to rise.
With the addition of Dent, the Wolverines now have four defensive backs committed to their class — along with five-star corner Will Johnson, four-star corner Kody Jones and three-star corner Myles Pollard. They continue to recruit other defensive backs such as five-star USC commit Domani Jackson, four-star corner Austin Ausberry, four-star Clemson safety commit Keon Sabb and three-star safety Zeke Berry.
Check out Dent’s junior season highlights below: