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Thursday Recruiting Roundup: Will Johnson already recruiting for Wolverines

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The five-star is putting in work.

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It has been a busy week on the recruiting trail for the Michigan Wolverines, with commitments from two big in-state targets. But the recruiting action never stops, so let’s get you fully up to speed on the big happenings over the last few days.

Five-star commit, U-M assistant Zoom with Tennessee CB

The addition of 2022 five-star cornerback Will Johnson is already proving to be beneficial for the Michigan Wolverines on the recruiting trail, as The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb ($) reported Johnson and co-defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach Maurice Linguist did a Zoom call earlier this week with 2022 three-star cornerback Myles Pollard.

“Will was a big get,” Pollard’s father told Webb. “Exciting times for Michigan football.”

“It was a good call.”

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder from Brentwood, Tennessee is one of Michigan’s top targets at the cornerback position in 2022. He is a former high school teammate of Junior Colson’s, and has been in contact with Michigan’s two commitments who also reside in the state of Tennessee. To top it all off, he is being recruited by Linguist, who has already proven to be able to recruit good prospects.

There is a lot going on for Michigan in this recruitment at the moment. You will definitely want to keep an eye on this recruitment moving forward.

Pollard, who is the No. 420 overall player in the 2022 class, also holds offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Washington, Florida State, Oregon, Penn State and more.

Four-star LB plans self-guided trip

Torren Wright, a four-star linebacker in the 2022 class, was offered by the Wolverines last Sunday. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder resides in Kannapolis, North Carolina, but is originally from the state of Michigan.

Since receiving the offer, he is already making plans to get up to Ann Arbor for a self-guided visit, he told TMI’s Brice Marich ($).

“(The Michigan offer) means a lot to know that I could possibly go back home,” he said. “I plan on going to take a self-tour visit in the next couple of weeks.”

Wright originally grew up in Ypsilanti, and most of his family still lives in that area. He also admitted “most of my family have always been Michigan fans,” and his family was happy when he received the Michigan offer.

Wright is the No. 204 overall player on the composite. He holds other offers from Duke, NC State, Kentucky, South Carolina, West Virginia and more. There is one crystal ball in for NC State.

New assistant speaks with 2022 QB

Quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss is the latest, and likely final, addition to Michigan’s coaching staff this offseason. Not much has been said about him and his ability to recruit, so that is very much a wait-and-see situation.

But he wasted no time reaching out to a prospect who already held a Michigan offer, as Weiss recently spoke with 2022 three-star quarterback Nate Johnson, as first reported by TMI’s Marich ($).

“He told me he was the new quarterback coach at Michigan and he came from the Baltimore Ravens. He said he really liked my film. I also think he is a dope guy,” Johnson said. “He said he’s excited to watch the film on me. Coach is a really great guy after multiple conversations with him.”

Josh Gattis the one who extended the offer to Johnson last month, so things are beginning to pick up a bit in this recruitment. Michigan is in on several quarterbacks in the 2022 class, and there doesn’t seem to be a clear-cut top target at the moment. Johnson is certainly among the guys they will have a chance with, so stay tuned for more details on quarterback recruiting in this cycle.

Johnson also holds offers from Arizona, Utah, Fresno State, Oregon State and San Jose State. The Clovis, California native is the No. 22 dual-threat quarterback and No. 903 overall player on the composite.

That is all for this week! Come back Tuesday for another Michigan Recruiting Roundup.