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2020 center Carson Lee calls Michigan offer ‘unbelievable’
Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warinner went to Cherry Creek High School in Englewood, Colo., on May 23 to check out a few prospects, including 2020 3-star center Carson Lee.
“After the practice, him and my coach talked and my coach called me over and that’s when Coach Warinner told me that I had an offer from the University of Michigan,” Lee said.
One of the immediate standouts to Lee is Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s ability to develop talent and produce NFL players.
“It was honestly unbelievable,” Lee said. “Not the fact that I got offered, but that fact that I was given the chance to continue the tradition that Michigan has always had in football. It’s just a lineman factory.
“I think any offensive lineman that has aspirations to play football in college would want the chance to play for Michigan because the way they send linemen to the league every year. To have the chance to go there is an honor.”
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive lineman has offers to play for Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Iowa State, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Utah and Washington State.
“I’m very interested in all the schools that have offered me because it is so early in the process,” Lee said. “But Michigan is interesting because of the academics that come along with the football. It’s one of the top public universities in the nation which is very important to me.”
The schools talking to Lee the most are Oklahoma State, Michigan, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah and Arizona State. Lee plans to visit Michigan for a game in October and is excited to see the environment with 100,000 people in the stands. He also plans to check out Oklahoma State this summer and Arizona State for a game in the fall.
Lee plans to make a commitment “likely” in summer of 2019.
“I want to make a decision when a school feels like home and when it feels right,” Lee said. “So, whenever that is, is when I’ll make my decision.”
Lee is ranked No. 462 in the nation, No. 20 at his position and No. 6 in the state of Colorado, according to 247Sports.
2019 tackle Trevor Keegan puts Michigan in top 6
After earning an offer from Michigan about one year ago, Crystal Lake (Ill.) South 2019 4-star tackle Trevor Keegan has put the Wolverines in his top list.
Top 6🤫🤫🤫 pic.twitter.com/wqOgd0jSPR
— Trevor Keegan (@bigtrevk) June 10, 2018
Along with Michigan, the 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive lineman included Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Penn State. He is being recruited to Michigan by Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban 2019 4-star guard Nolan Rumler, who is committed to play for the Wolverines.
“[It’s going to come down to] how I’m going to feel at that school and how I’m going to be able to interact with the players and the coaches because football is just a brotherhood,” Keegan told The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb. “If you aren’t close with your teammates, you’re not going to be a successful team. I want to build that bond with teammates and the coaches. That’s No. 1.
“No. 2 is definitely the success of the team. I want to go out there and win a national championship. That’s my main goal, be on a very successful team. And three, definitely how good the university is, like how the environment is, how the atmosphere is on game day, and the academics for sure.”
Keegan is ranked No. 131 in the nation, No. 16 at his position and No. 1 in Illinois, according to 247Sports composite.
Michigan makes final 4 for 2019 WR Jacoby Pinckney
On June 10, Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman 2019 3-star wide receiver Jacoby Pinckney released his final 4 — Michigan, Virginia Tech, Alabama and Georgia.
F I N A L 4🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/KhKo5J2q0O
— Jacoby Pinckney (@jpinckney18) June 10, 2018
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound receiver caught 65 passes for 1,075 yards and 9 touchdowns in the 2017 season. He added 3 carries for 28 yards and 1 score.
Pinckney is ranked No. 380 in the nation, No. 52 at the wide receiver position and No. 4 in South Carolina, according to 247Sports composite.
Pinckney will compete in The Opening Finals in Dallas. Michigan quarterback commit Cade McNamara, from Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch, said the Michigan staff asked him to recruit receivers from the East Coast during his time in Dallas, which seems to be Pinckney.
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