Recruiting is always evolving, and new targets can pop up out of nowhere. Today’s roundup is focused on some prospect that may be climbing the offer board lately after not being discussed much previously, all on the offensive side of the ball.
Michigan makes contact with four-star QB
The quarterback board has been razor thin this cycle with basically only 2022 three-star Nate Johnson being pursued for the last month or so. But that may be changing, according to The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($).
According to Marich, Michigan has reached out to 2022 four-star Cal commit Justyn Martin recently to start the dialogue. Offensive analyst Steve Casula initiated contact with Martin, who has been committed to Cal since January.
Michigan is not the only school to inquire about Martin, who stated, “I am interested in all of the programs that show interest in me and want to be involved in my development.”
Playing for Inglewood (CA), this could be a recruitment that new Director of Player Personnel Courtney Morgan will help out greatly with, given his experience recruiting California in his previous jobs.
Will Johnson recruiting several top prospects
After giving his pledge to Michigan in February, 2022 five-star cornerback Will Johnson has taken the mantle of head recruiter for the class with enthusiasm. He spoke to TMI’s Josh Newkirk about the prospects he is recruiting, including a couple of five-stars ($).
“I’m getting a lot of positive vibes from a lot of people,” Johnson said. “As far as the secondary, some of the big people like Myles Pollard, obviously Domani (Jackson), I am trying to get him to flip. A guy named Mumu (Bin-Wahad) from Georgia. Marquise (Groves-Killebrew) from Georgia, too. Jake Pope, he’s from Georgia. A lot of different people we’re trying to get to join the secondary. Then there’s a d-lineman like Walter Nolen.”
While most of those guys have been targets for a while, Johnson also revealed he is trying to connect with another stud on the offensive side of the ball.
“I recently reached out to him, Luther Burden, and just trying to build a relationship with him,” Johnson said. “Our coaches are (as well). Just seeing where we can go from there.”
Burden is a five-star wide receiver from St. Louis who is ranked as the top player at his position in the class. He has been committed to Oklahoma since October, but the commitment isn’t very solid. This is a long shot, but it’s interesting to see the coaches reaching out to see how far they can get with him.
Michigan back in the mix for four-star WR
Michigan offered Greene Jr. last April, but nothing really materialized between the two parties. But now, Webb reports the staff started contact again last month and now sits squarely in his recruitment.
Greene Jr. is looking to take an unofficial to Ann Arbor in June. He already has two official visits scheduled for Georgia on June 11 and UNC on June 18. He’s planning to take the rest in the fall, so there is the potential to get one if he makes it up to campus this summer and it goes well.
This will be another recruitment to monitor in the coming months, but looks much more likely compared to the five-star in Burden.
That’s it for this week’s Tuesday Recruiting Roundup. Come back again soon for the latest news and updates from the recruiting trail.