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3-star WR/RB Kyren Williams has Michigan in top 2
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh extended a scholarship offer to St. Louis (Mo.) St. John Vianney 2019 3-star wide receiver/running back Kyren Williams on March 27.
About a month later, on April 20, he made his first trip to Ann Arbor to meet with Michigan coaches and players.
“I enjoyed and liked every aspect of the school and football program,” Williams said. “I met with all the offensive coaches and got to talk with Chris Evans and Khaleke Hudson. It was really good getting to know all them.”
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound multi-purpose offensive threat has offers to play for 20 schools, including Notre Dame, Michigan, Stanford, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Michigan State, Iowa and Arkansas.
Williams is “very high” on Michigan due to the coaches, campus and academics. He has the Wolverines in his top two, with Notre Dame.
Michigan offered Williams as a running back, but he also plays wide receiver for St. John Vianney High School. Harbaugh said he will get to decide.
“They said whatever I feel comfortable with I will play,” Williams said. “It’s big because I like to have my options open so I can help the team out.”
In the classroom, Williams wants to study to be an engineer or doctor. A strong education is important to the 2019 prospect.
“I want a strong education and a strong coaching staff to build relationships,” Williams said. “I want to know those guys always have my back. I want great facilities and tradition.”
Williams rushed for 922 yards and 22 touchdowns last season. He also boosted the St. John Vianney passing game with 51 receptions for 774 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Michigan’s 2019 recruiting class consists of nine commits — one quarterback, one athlete, one linebacker and six offensive/defensive linemen. The Wolverines do not have a commitment from a true running back or wide receiver, so Williams has an opportunity to be the first.
Williams is considering Michigan, but the Wolverines have recently lost out to Notre Dame for players such as Atlanta Marist School 2019 3-star safety Kyle Hamilton and Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep 2018 outside linebacker Shayne Simon.
2020 DE Braiden McGregor reflects on ‘crazy’ Michigan offer, visit
Port Huron (Mich.) Northern 2020 strongside defensive end Braiden McGregor was 30 minutes into his visit to Michigan when coach Jim Harbaugh pulled him aside.
The conversation included Harbaugh extending McGregor a scholarship offer to play for the Wolverines.
Very excited to announce my 6th D1 offer from University of Michigan. Couldn’t be happier, thanks to the coaching staff for a great visit. #B1G #GoBlue 〽️ @Coach_SMoore @CoachJim4UM @CoachGMattison @Thee_Matty_D @FBCoachDBrown @CoachWash56 pic.twitter.com/Qpy38z63kr
— Braiden McGregor (@BraidenMcgregor) April 21, 2018
“It was great,” McGregor said. “I brought my whole family, so it was my mom and dad, my two sisters and two of my high school coaches. The highlight of the trip was being able to have a conversation with Coach Harbaugh and Coach [Greg] Mattison. I also loved watching them get after it during practice and, of course, getting to walk out of the tunnel at the Big House in uniform.”
The 6-5, 225-pound defensive lineman has offers to play for Michigan, Central Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Purdue, Toledo and Western Michigan.
“Growing up in Michigan and always watching the Wolverines, it is just awesome to have a chance to play there,” McGregor said. “Playing at Michigan Stadium would be amazing.”
McGregor, who said he does not have a timetable for his college decision, plans to make a return visit to see Ann Arbor again. As for his No. 1 thing about Michigan, McGregor said it was “how welcomed I felt and the coaches.”
Michigan does not have any commitments in the 2020 class but has extended seven offers to strongside defensive ends, including No. 1 overall prospect Bryan Bresee from Damascus, Md.
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