Three Quick Michigan Football Recruiting Notes (6/19)

Three Quick Michigan Football Recruiting Notes (6/19)

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Three Quick Michigan Football Recruiting Notes (6/19)


Some quick thoughts and tidbits on Michigan’s latest recruiting activity.


Three Quick Michigan Football Recruiting Notes (6/19)

With the camp circuit coming to a close, Michigan has been busy.

Nothing super major to report here, but there is still a lot going on. Let’s dive in.

Isaiah Foskey

If you missed it yesterday, I spoke to 2019 Concord (CA) De La Salle four-star tight end Isaiah Foskey, who continues to have high Michigan interest.

Michigan has been pursuing him for some time, before his former high school teammate Devin Asiasi even made it to campus. That pursuit has continued, but Foskey hasn’t yet made it to campus — despite checking out Ohio State and Penn State in April. He was blown away by the Buckeyes’ “Real Life Wednesdays” presentation, where former players and alumni come to talk with the current team about their options after football. That struck a chord with Foskey — who is fully intent to pursue business in college.

All of this is excellent news for Michigan. Shari Acho may not be with the program anymore, but the alumni network is strong in Ann Arbor, and life after football is (perhaps) the primary pitch the staff gives as to why Michigan is a better fit than most schools. And, especially given the competition for Foskey, Michigan’s business school is unparalleled.

After speaking with some sources close to the Michigan side of things, the staff feels good about their chances of reeling in Foskey — but they cautioned that it all hinges on how his visit goes when he sees Ann Arbor for the first time for the BBQ at the Big House.

Monday offers

Michigan extended offers to several prospects, perhaps most notably to two Belleville (MI) standouts: 2019 two-star DE Tyrece Woods and 2020 three-star CB Andre Seldon. I’ve seen both play multiple times (Woods when he was at Detroit (MI) King, and Seldon both in game and camp settings) and they’re both very good.

I had a reaction from Woods yesterday, where he told WolverinesWire that he always had dreams of touching the banner. His offer came on the heels of a solid camp performance at Michigan.

Seldon also impressed greatly, as he reported on Twitter that he ran a 4.38 40-yard dash.

https://twitter.com/andreseldonjr/status/1009059029786783750?s=21

I spoke to Seldon last night about his offer and he confirmed that Michigan is his number one school after this offer. He plans to visit again soon with a late-summer decision looming.

After all of this, I spoke to a source close to the program side of things who feels optimistic about Michigan’s chances of landing all of the prospects that were offered yesterday, which includes players like 2020 Dublin (OH) Coffman four-star RB Michael Drennen II, 2020 Rockwood (MI) Carlson three-star ATH Ian Stewart and the two aforementioned.

Of course, things have to play out and such, but as of today, the staff likes their chances.

And for the Belleville duo, so do I. Expect Woods and Seldon to join the 2019 and 2020 classes sooner than later.

2023 offer?

ICYMI, Michigan extended its first offer of the 2023 class on Monday, to seventh grade prospect Dante Moore. To some, that might seem preposterous, but I’ve actually heard of the kid before and never realized he was so young — because of the person telling me about him.

I wrote this in the piece, but Moore works out with Devin Gardner, and Gardner had him on my radar for weeks now. So, when Moore got the offer, here’s what Devin had to tell me about why he’s so special:

The best thing about him, aside from the fact that he can make most all the throws that high school kids make, is he’s really just a young kid who enjoys working hard and playing football! He’s a great kid who’s respectful and focused on all the right things, which for him right now are doing well in school, playing football, working out, playing soccer, doing his chores, and just being a KID!

For those who are freaking out — don’t. If Michigan evaluated him and thinks it sees something in him, let it play out. Moore relayed to me that both he and the staff are this as a starting point, not an ending one. He has to work diligently for years before his offer can be truly commitable.

So relax and be excited about the fact that a young, local talent has already been given recognition and identified by the staff and that he has excellent mentors who are helping him develop along the way.

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