Michigan’s got some major momentum on the recruiting trail after landing their top overall target over the weekend in 2022 five-star cornerback Will Johnson. With another in-state four-star announcing this week and a four-star from across the country visiting campus last week, more good news could be on the way very soon.
In-state four-star receiver announcing tomorrow
2022 four-star wide receiver Tay’shawn Trent tweeted out Saturday that he is announcing his commitment tomorrow, March 3.
After revealing his plans, his previous crystal balls that were for Michigan State quickly flipped to the Wolverines, who now have 100% of the picks.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder is listed as a wide receiver, but he could easily grow into a tight end. Michigan could use him as a flex receiver similar to Devin Funchess.
Trent is the state’s No. 7 overall player and would be Michigan’s third in-state commitment after Davonte Miles and Johnson. Michigan also has 100% of the crystal balls for the state’s No. 5 player in Dillon Tatum, as well.
Four-star OL takes self-guided tour of Ann Arbor
One of the many 2022 offensive linemen Sherrone Moore is courting heavily is Colorado four-star George Fitzpatrick. According to The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb, Fitzpatrick was interested enough to travel across the country to see campus for himself this past weekend ($).
The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder just got a big bump in 247Sports rankings, earning a fourth star and moving up 13 spots in the positional rankings to No. 29 overall.
247Sports’ Blair Angulo told Webb Michigan is in a good spot with Fitzpatrick.
“I think he likes Michigan, and they’re in good shape. I know that Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas, and USC are a few other schools he’d like to visit.”
There are no crystal ball picks for Fitzpatrick, but this is certainly a sign of very high interest from him.
Three-star LB grateful for Michigan offer
New defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald has not been shy about handing out offers to prospects in the south, as he did with 2022 Georgia three-star Kyle Efford last week. Efford spoke with TMI’s Brice Marich about what it means to get the offer ($).
“I was actually just walking out to my car to grab something when coach Cox called me and we talked for about 10-15 mins,” Efford said. “I was really excited to hear about the offer and so was my family. Michigan is a school I’m really looking forward to getting to know more about the school and the staff.”
Coach Cox, in this instance, is defensive analyst Garrett Cox, who knew Efford when he was at Tennessee. The Volunteers, along with Duke, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State and Vanderbilt have all offered Efford.
Moving forward, Efford would like to visit to learn more about Michigan.
“Yes, I do hope to visit Michigan and now with the offer if I can’t visit, then me and my family will go up and take a self guided visit.”
That’s it for this edition of the Michigan Recruiting Roundup. Make sure to check back soon for more breaking Michigan football recruiting news!