On Wednesday afternoon, Michigan safeties coach Ron Bellamy extended a scholarship to 2022 three-star cornerback Jayden Bellamy, as reported on his Twitter account.
Bellamy spoke with Maize n Brew after he got the offer, and he reiterated that even though they have the same last name, he and Ron Bellamy are not related. But it still didn’t take very long for the two Bellamy’s to hit it off.
“We talked about my play style and the new coaching staff,” Bellamy told Maize n Brew after getting the offer. “I talked about myself. We were making jokes about how we have the same last name and getting along together. Also, (he) showed me a few facilities.
“It was a great conversation and I think just off that one conversation, he is a funny guy and I think he knows what he’s talking about just off his past history with coaching. As of coaching big time players that have gone to the next level.”
The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder goes to Bergen Catholic in Oradell, New Jersey, the same school as 2022 four-star cornerback Jaeden Gould, another top cornerback target for Michigan. Gould reacted to Bellamy getting the offer on Twitter. So do the two teammates ever talk about pairing up in college?
“Not really, we don’t really talk about stuff like that, but it’s definitely a possibility we can play together (in college),” Bellamy said. “I’ve known him for my whole life basically and we are like brothers.”
Bellamy already has three official visits set up for this June — Penn State on June 11, Notre Dame on June 18 and Ohio State on June 25. When asked if Michigan could end up getting one of those official visits, Bellamy admitted, “I think so, I plan to.”
Another thing he may do in “late June, early July,” is make a commitment. He isn’t 100% sure on the timeline yet, but that is what he is currently aiming for. He also plans to enroll early.
Two other schools standing out to Bellamy right now are Oklahoma and Rutgers. He also holds offers from Wisconsin, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Louisville, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and more.
Bellamy is the No. 6 player in New Jersey, No. 40 cornerback and No. 423 overall player on 247Sports’ composite. There are no crystal ball selections in yet. You check watch his junior year highlight tape below.