Michigan football is the latest program to throw its hat into the ring for 2022 defensive lineman Tomiwa Durojaiye, offering him on Monday.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pound prospect is from Middletown, Delaware, which certainly is not a state FBS schools recruit very hard. But his recruitment started to take off after a 2020 season where Durojaiye was named a First-Team All-State player and compiled 45 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in eight games.
After that season is when he started to rack up offers from the likes of Michigan, Georgia Tech, Duke, Arkansas, Western Kentucky and several MAC schools and service academies.
“It was a great feeling,” Durojaiye told Maize n Brew after receiving the Michigan offer.
He got that offer from new defensive analyst Ryan Osborn, who has really connected with a lot of the recent offers along the defensive line. It was Durojaiye’s first conversation with Osborn, and it didn’t take long for a bond to be formed.
“I think he’s a great coach, he keeps it real and I liked the vibe I got from our conversation,” he said.
Now with the offer in hand, Durojaiye admits he is “very interested” in Michigan and plans on visiting Ann Arbor at some point soon.
“I don’t have a date (in mind), but sometime this summer I’ll be there,” he said. “(I am most looking forward to seeing) the campus life and facilities. I want to get a feel for my everyday life if I chose Michigan.”
The other schools standing out to him among his offers are Georgia Tech, Duke, Arkansas, Ball State, Temple and Tulane. He has an official visit set up to Georgia Tech for June 18. Other schools showing interested that have not offered yet include UCF, UNC, Rutgers, Iowa, Vanderbilt, NC State, Ole Miss, Texas, Miami, Virginia, Florida State and Virginia Tech.
Durojaiye is not yet ranked on the 247Sports composite. Check out his junior season highlights below.