Now that Belleville (Mich.) 2020 3-star cornerback Andre Seldon closed his recruitment by committing to Michigan on June 20, he is focused on other things.
The cornerback is now zeroed in on recruiting and, of course, winning a state championship.
Seldon committed to Michigan as the second 2020 pledge to the Wolverines. The first was Columbus (Ohio) Northland 2020 3-star wide receiver Kalil Branham.
Unlike some prospects in the past, Seldon said he aims to stick with his commitment to play for Jim Harbaugh’s team.
“It’s an honor to be committed to Michigan,” Seldon said. “I want to stay committed and don’t want to go anywhere else. Michigan is the place to be. I want to be locked in. I’m not camping anywhere else.
“It’s strictly Michigan.”
Now that he is pledged to join the team after graduating from high school, Seldon is putting on the recruiter cap, per a request from Harbaugh.
“Harbaugh told me he wants me to be his main recruiter,” he said. “You know I’m on it if the big man tells me.”
Right now, he is working on a plethora of players, all close in proximity to his hometown of Belleville in West Bloomfield, Mich. The West Bloomfield group consists of 2020 4-star safety Makari Paige, 2020 3-star inside linebacker Cornell Wheeler, 2019 3-star wide receiver Tre Mosley and 2019 4-star outside linebacker Lance Dixon.
“It’s just a lot of folks,” Seldon said of the players he is trying to bring to Ann Arbor. “There’s a long list. I’m cool with a lot of people in recruiting. We talk about stuff off the field that’s not always football, so we have a personal connection.
“I feel like I can reel them in and we are building a strong class.”
Since committing to Michigan, Seldon has received a word of congratulations from former Michigan standouts Jourdan Lewis and Terry Richardson. He also has heard from current defensive back Lavert Hill. All three are key mentors in Seldon’s life.
“I have great Michigan connections,” he said. “They are really happy for me but told me to continue to work and get better because they know I can do something special.”
Being 5-foot-9, Seldon has faced doubters throughout his football career for being considered short for a cornerback.
This is what Seldon tells those who do not believe in him: “I just tell people I’m coming. No matter how big I am or how big you are, I’m coming. We are going to have to line up and take it from there. It’s a mixture of having heart, confidence, speed and physicality to really get it.”
Even though the 3-star prospect still has two more years of high school football left, he is looking forward to getting to Ann Arbor and putting in the work needed to be successful.
“I’m excited to get there, prove myself and compete with the rest of the kids around the country,” Seldon said. “I can’t wait to compete against my teammates from the [high] schools down south and the rest of my teammates.”
Looking forward to the 2018 season for Belleville High School, Seldon has two things on his mind — leadership and a championship.
“I want to be a better leader for my team and the younger guys,” Seldon said. “As far as the team, I want to keep us connected. We have the players but just need to communicate more and we will be good. Winning the state championship is the goal.”
Seldon is ranked No. 452 in the 2020 class, No. 32 at his position and No. 15 in Michigan, according to the 247Sports composite.