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2020 RB Jayion McCluster discusses recent Michigan offer
Jayion McCluster is just a high school freshman, but the recruitment of the Largo (Fla.) running back prospect is already in the works. He received his third offer from Michigan in late February.
McCluster, the cousin of NFL player Dexter McCluster, stands 6-foot-1, 175 pounds. While Dexter’s claim to fame is as an outside runner, beating defenders with his speed, Jayion is known for running between the tackles, while still having excellent speed.
He’s taller already as a freshman than Dexter, 28, who is 5-8.
McCluster broke down his offer with Land of 10 on Friday afternoon.
His reaction to the Michigan offer and the possibility of a visit: “I was excited and shocked. (Michigan and I) have not talked about (a visit) yet, but I’d like to.”
On how he got the offer: “First, I heard from my coach, then I heard from (Michigan assistant coach) Greg Frey, and he talked to me about academics, being big and what he expects me to be like in the next three years.”
On what he thinks of the Michigan program: “I like it, because they are very strong on academics, and it’s more than just football.”
On Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh: “I would love to meet him, he’s a great coach.”
On how open he is about leaving Florida: “I haven’t been out of Florida much, so leaving for college would be a good experience.”
On his two other offers, and where Michigan ranks in comparison: “I’ve gotten offered by Iowa State and Boston College. (Michigan’s offer) ranks first.”
Top QB target Dorian Thompson-Robinson commits to 2018 Polynesian Bowl
Michigan’s top target at quarterback in 2018 is Las Vegas Bishop Gorman’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson. A 4-star dual-threat quarterback, according to the 247Sports composite, Thompson-Robinson announced last week that his recruitment has taken its next step, as he’s down to a select group of schools, including Michigan.
Recruitment isn't fully shutdown but is getting pretty close. One of these schools will have my word soon … God bless. pic.twitter.com/M6Wdlaugae
— DTR. (@DoriansTweets) February 28, 2017
The country’s No. 52 overall prospect announced on Thursday that he intends to play in the second annual Polynesian Hall of Fame Bowl in January 2018 in Hawaii.
Thompson-Robinson, according to multiple sources, apparently has narrowed his choice to the Wolverines and UCLA, with his decision seeming more 50-50 by the day.
He hopes to make a decision by summer.