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Wolverines still looking for 2018 receivers
Michigan has extended an offer to 2018 wide receiver and UCLA commit Kyle Philips.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Michigan! pic.twitter.com/O3NDpRiriF
— Kyle Philips (@kylephilips17) November 21, 2017
The offer comes two days after UCLA fired coach Jim Mora and named former Michigan passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch interim head coach. Fisch joined Mora’s staff this year as offensive coordinator.
Philips is a 3-star prospect per the 247Sports composite, and attends San Marcos (Calif.) High. He committed to UCLA in April and made a visit there on Oct. 21. Nebraska offered Philips on Nov. 10, so while he has not officially de-committed from the Bruins, the door certainly appears to be open.
Michigan does not have a wide receiver commit among the 15 players pledged to its 2018 class thus far. It has offers out to several prospects, including 4-star JaMarr Chase of Metairie, La., who was a Florida commit until recently. Chase is expected to make an official visit to Michigan this weekend for the Ohio State game.
Philips did get a social media welcome from one 2018 Michigan commit after he announced the offer.
Come on over G 😌〽️ https://t.co/R1oxBNWL3l
— Cam McGrone 💪🏽™️ (@McGrone_Strong) November 21, 2017
2019 T Trevor Keegan update
Michigan offered 2019 tackle Trevor Keegan in June after the Big Man Big House camp. The offer came even though Keegan couldn’t fully participate in the camp because of a cast on his left hand.
Keegan, a 4-star prospect, was planning on visiting Ann Arbor this weekend but, according to Brice Marich of The Michigan Insider, he has had to reschedule those plans. He is still very much interested in Michigan, though, and tells Marich he could visit for the spring game.
Here’s what Keegan had to say to Land of 10 in June shortly after receiving his offer from Michigan.
Lifetime is a long time
As the current situations at UCLA, Florida and Tennessee point out, instability and change in coaching staffs can be a detrimental to a recruiting class. Michigan found this out when Jim Harbaugh took over in late December 2014 and had a short period of time to put together his first class.
There have been a lot of rumors and speculation regarding Harbaugh possibly returning to the NFL, but Fox Sports analyst Brady Quinn said Tuesday that Harbaugh and Michigan are discussing a lifetime contract. Brady wasn’t sure on how deep those discussions have gotten but if Harbaugh’s history of leaving jobs after three seasons is being brought up on the recruiting trail against Michigan, this is one way to squelch that talk.
— Mike Sullivan (@MikeSullivan) November 21, 2017
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