Michigan is coming off a big win on Saturday that will be sure to perk up the ears of the prospects they are recruiting. They’ll have an even bigger chance this weekend when most of their top targets will be on campus for the night game against Washington.
Here are some reactions from both football and basketball prospects who took in the blowout victory in person.
Michigan picks up Crystal Ball for in-state target
One of the few visitors on the sidelines for the Western Michigan game was West Bloomfield wide receiver Semaj Morgan. Following the game, 247Sports’ Midwest expert Allen Trieu heard enough to put in a Crystal Ball for the 2023 three-star ($).
Trieu admitted this was “more of a future prediction than an indication that anything is imminent,” so don’t expect anything soon.
But this visit, his trip to the BBQ at the Big House and having his former coach in Ron Bellamy on the staff will all help here. He’s flashed so far this season, catching six passes for 175 yards and three touchdowns in West Bloomfield’s first game, and returning a kickoff for a touchdown in their second.
In-state four-star enjoys game day visit
Another top in-state talent who was at the game on Saturday was 2023 four-star offensive lineman Cole Dellinger. Dellinger, the younger brother of last year’s target Garrett Dellinger, spoke with The Michigan Insider’s Brice Mariah about his experience ($).
“It was a great experience inside the Big House. The atmosphere was great,” said Dellinger. “Everybody was excited to finally be back at the stadium. The offensive line did great, too. The team spirit was awesome and the positive vibe I felt was great. The offense really impressed me, too.”
This won’t be the last time Dellinger sees the Big House in person this season. He told Marich he doesn’t know when, but he “plan(s) on coming back.”
Dellinger is currently ranked as the No. 4 junior in the state of Michigan for the 2023 class.
Visit gives 2023 PG something to think about
Moving over to basketball, who also hosted a handful of prospects to watch the game this weekend, including 2023 point guard Gabe Cupps. While currently unranked, Cupps has been blowing up over the summer, picking up offers from Indiana, Virginia Tech, Stanford and Michigan.
Cupps spoke with TMI’s Marich about his first visit to Ann Arbor ($).
“It was awesome,” Cupps said. “I already love coach Howard. Very good person and definitely someone I would have fun playing for.”
Moving forward, Cupps said Michigan will “definitely be a place I think about when the time comes to make a decision.”
Cupps has the potential to be ranked in the top 100 when it’s all said and done. He’s currently one of only three prospects Juwan Howard has offered in the class of 2023.