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The Opening and the Under Armour Camp Series Regionals are in full swing, with the Orlando region hosting its Under Armour camp on Sunday morning.
A few Michigan targets were in attendance, and with an assist from SECCountry.com’s Auburn recruiting writer Benjamin Wolk, Land of 10 was able to grab some quotes from two key Michigan targets in 2018.
Australian OT Daniel Faalele discusses Michigan
Among them was Michigan’s biggest target in years. Not in the magnitude of his commitment, but the fact that he’s 6-foot-8, 395 pounds.
Faalele, who started playing football eight months ago after being discovered at a Michigan satellite camp in Australia, has earned 15 offers since transferring to the nation’s No. 2-ranked prep school — IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Still without a ranking, simply due to not playing a down of football, Faalele might have the most interesting story of any 2018 recruit.
Among 15 newly minted offers, the Wolverines have managed to stand out.
“Michigan, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Miami,” Faalele said of his current top schools.
It’s pretty easy to notice Faalele’s interest in Michigan, and vice versa. The Wolverines have offensive coordinator Tim Drevno stepping on the gas on in his recruitment.
What exactly is Faalele is looking for in a school?
“I’m just looking for a coach that can teach me,” Faalele said. “Someone who can get me to the next level.”
Expect the Wolverines to be in the race for him until the very end.
Michigan’s newest QB offer, Joe Milton, talks Wolverines
Michigan’s newest quarterback offer hit the presses last week when the Wolverines offered Orlando (Fla.) Olympia dual-threat QB Joe Milton – a 3-star, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The Wolverines have one key target right now at QB in Las Vegas Bishop Gorman 4-star dual-threat Dorian Thompson-Robinson. But there’s nothing wrong with beginning to prepare for the worst – Thompson-Robinson going elsewhere.
Milton should be considered the Wolverines’ No. 2 guy right now. At 6-foot-5 1/2, 215 pounds, he has the speed Florida QB prospects are known for, along with the arm strength of traditional pocket passers.
If you don’t know enough about Milton’s game, he broke it down for us.
“I can throw the ball far, I can pick the defense at any time, I can run when I want to and I can control the game,” Milton said of his strengths.
So what stands out about the program that most recently offered the 3-star recruit?
“The coaching staff. They’re very honest, and say all of the right things,” Milton said of his relationship with Michigan. “I talk the most with Jim Harbaugh.”