West Bloomfield (Mich.) 2020 three-star inside linebacker Cornell Wheeler attended Michigan’s BBQ at the Big House on July 28 and recruited hard by a 2020 commit.
Belleville (Mich.) three-star cornerback Andre Seldon, who pledged to Michigan on June 20, was in hot pursuit of Wheeler during the event in Ann Arbor.
“Cornell hinted at a commitment, but hasn’t yet,” Seldon said. “Michigan just makes him feel at home. I tell him that this is the place to be. Experiencing it first hand was the best part for him.”
Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Ohio State are currently recruiting Wheeler the hardest.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker has offers to play for Michigan, Ball State, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Illinois, Syracuse and Toledo.
Growing up, Wheeler was a Michigan fan. He said his family and friends are pushing for him to join the Wolverines.
“My entire house is Michigan,” Wheeler said two months ago. “We are really big Michigan fans. Sometimes I want to go out of town and other times I want to stay close to home.”
Whenever Wheeler and Seldon spend time together, the West Bloomfield star makes comments about joining Seldon as a Wolverine commit.
“He just hints at it every time I see him, plus Don Brown loves him,” Seldon said. “He talked to me about him and said he’s a special player.”
“He’s a dude,” Brown said about Wheeler.
Along with spending time with Wheeler, Seldon recruited Rockwood (Mich.) Oscar A. Carlson 2020 three-star wide receiver Ian Stewart, Bay City (Mich.) 2020 three-star wide receiver Devell Washington and Columbus (Ohio) Dublin Coffman 2021 three-star safety A.J. Kirk at the barbecue.
“Michigan is a top school for both Ian and Devell,” Seldon said. “A.J. loves it. I was with him pretty much the whole day.”
Seldon, when not recruiting players to Michigan, was introducing his family to the coaching staff.
“Overall, it was amazing and definitely felt like one big family,” the 2020 cornerback said
Wheeler is ranked No. 467 in the nation, No. 17 at his position and No. 13 in Michigan, according to 247Sports Composite.