Recruiting must go on for the Michigan Wolverines, even after the tough loss to Michigan State, and it looks like the staff is continually evaluating talent across the roster to find late risers and expand their board. Last week, they offered two new prospects at skill positions with intriguing potential.
Three-star QB Bryce Archie
Earlier last week, Michigan offered 2022 three-star wide receiver Kaleb Webb, who immediately scheduled an official visit to Ann Arbor for this weekend against Indiana. Watching his tape, they must have also liked the guy throwing him the ball and offered his quarterback, 2022 Bryce Archie, a few days later.
Archie has been committed to Coastal Carolina since last April and has seemed pretty locked in with the Chanticleers, not reporting any other offers or taking visits. But this Michigan offer may change things. I would think it’s a strong possibility Archie also visits for the game this weekend with his teammate Webb.
This offer may also suggest Michigan isn’t totally satisfied with its current quarterback commit, three-star Jayden Denegal. It’s rare for a school to take two prospects at the position in one class, so taking Archie may cause Denegal to look elsewhere.
Three-star RB Justin Williams
Williams is another Georgia prospect committed to another school Michigan gave an offer to last week. Michigan has been looking for a second running back in the class, and has started to evaluate more players as senior film comes out. Mike Hart typically likes to keep his board compact, so this offer indicates some strong interest.
Blessed to receive a(n) offer from THE University of Michigan ! pic.twitter.com/r0ANpwFvmw— JUSTIN WILLIAMS AKA "J-WILL" (@akajwill) October 29, 2021
The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich reports Hart was in contact with Williams ($) for a bit back in the spring, but held off on an offer until now. In the meantime, Williams committed to West Virginia, but Michigan is still going to try and get the flip.
Tennessee offered Williams on the same day as Michigan, so he is garnering some extra attention from other schools as well. He could open up his recruitment if Michigan turns up the heat, but look for him to schedule a visit first.