The Michigan Wolverines picked up their second in-state commitment of the 2022 class this week, as four-star wide receiver Tayshawn Trent announced his commitment.
The Eastpointe native picked Michigan over the likes of Michigan State, Penn State, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville, West Virginia and more.
Before Ron Bellamy joined the staff, all the crystal ball picks were in for MSU. But when Bellamy came back to Ann Arbor, he immediately got to work and made Trent a priority. Sherrone Moore and Josh Gattis were also involved in this recruitment.
“The conversation (with Gattis) started off smooth and ended smooth,” Trent told Maize n Brew after getting his U-M offer last May. “Coach Gattis is a very genuine coach and cares more about you than football. He talked about life responsibilities and decisions.
“It was (the first time we ever talked), but it felt like we talked before. It felt natural.”
Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 205 pounds, it will be interesting to see where Trent ends up playing at the college level. He could grow into a flex tight end, but he also could be a big body on the outside that U-M’s quarterbacks just lob the ball up to, ala Nico Collins.
Either way, this is a big win on the recruiting trail for the Wolverines, especially considering he was trending toward the in-state rival before Bellamy got to work on him. The Wolverines have the potential to land several of the top players in the state in this cycle, and are already off to a hot start.
Trent is Michigan’s seventh verbal commit of the 2022 class, joining five-star cornerback Will Johnson, four-star athlete Kody Jones, four-star safety Taylor Groves, three-star tight end Marlin Klein, three-star defensive lineman Davonte Miles and three-star offensive lineman Connor Jones.
Trent is the No. 7 player in Michigan, No. 40 wide receiver and No. 281 overall player on 247Sports’ composite. Check out some of his junior year highlights below.