After earning scholarship offers from Georgia, Miami and Auburn, Michigan tossed in its offer for Bogart (Ga.) Prince Avenue Christian School 2021 pro-style quarterback Brock Vandagriff.
Michigan quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton went to Vandagriff’s high school on May 10 to give the prospect his first Big Ten Conference offer.
Since he is a 2021 athlete, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound quarterback is leaving his recruitment open but is “definitely considering” the Wolverines.
“I’m interested in all the other schools that have offered me because it means a lot that they took a chance on me,” Vandagriff said. “I can’t narrow it down at all right now.
“Coach [Jim] Harbaugh has a track record of producing quarterbacks. Besides Michigan being a great program, I wouldn’t have to change my uniform or helmet.”
Vandagriff’s uniform at Prince Avenue primarily features blue and yellow. The numbers and lettering are yellow, while the rest of the jersey is blue. The helmets, sponsored by Riddell, are blue with three yellow stripes.
“It’s pretty cool, actually,” he said. “I love the helmets. Our crosstown rivals are the Athens Academy Spartans and they are Michigan State colors. It might be a sign.”
Vandagriff plans to get to Michigan for a visit in the near future.
“My dad said we are going to try to get up there sometime this summer,” he said. “Michigan is such a prestigious program that is respected by so many, so it would definitely be somewhere to visit.”
Along with Ann Arbor, Vandagriff also plans to visit Georgia and Auburn this summer.
“I’m for sure visiting the schools that have offered me and are near me,” the quarterback said. “Hopefully Miami, too. I’m going to a quarterback camp at North Carolina this summer that was planned before the offer, which is pretty sweet.”
Even though more offers are bound to come, Vandagriff believes he would be a good fit at quarterback for the Wolverines.
“I believe I would be a good fit [at Michigan] because Coach Harbaugh is experienced with quarterbacks and it would be cool for him to be my coach,” he said.
In 13 games in his freshman season in 2017, Vandagriff completed 14 of 25 passes for 267 yards and 2 touchdowns. He ran 16 times for 130 yards and 3 touchdowns, and had 34 receptions for 472 yards and 4 scores.
“My strengths consist of my leadership abilities, ability to escape pressure if need be and my competitive spirit,” Vandagriff said. “I would say I could work on motivating and helping others.”
Vandagriff is one of six 2021 quarterbacks Harbaugh’s team has offered. The others are Aaron McLaughlin of Buford (Ga.) High; Caleb Williams of Gonzaga College High in Washington; Tyler Buchner of The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, Calif.; Kyle McCord of St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia; and Preston Stone of Parish Episcopal School in Dallas.
Michigan has handed out 28 scholarship offers in Vandagriff’s class.
The Wolverines also recently offered two quarterbacks in the 2020 class — Weare (N.H.) John Stark Region pro-style Parker McQuarrie and Austin (Texas) Lake Travis dual-threat Hudson Card.