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Wolverines continue search for tackles
Michigan no longer is in the mix to sign tackle Jarrett Patterson according to a report from 247Sports, so the Wolverines are pushing hard on top remaining 2018 target Nicholas Petit-Frere and Rice grad transfer Calvin Anderson.
Petit-Frere is a 5-star prospect ranked as the No. 1 tackle and the No. 7 player in the country by the 247Sports composite. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive line coach Tim Drevno visited him in Tampa on Tuesday. Petit-Frere visited the Wolverines on Nov. 25. He also has visited Notre Dame, Alabama and Florida, and has a scheduled visit to Ohio State this weekend. Various reports have Florida and Notre Dame as the favorites.
Drevno was off to Houston on Wednesday to visit with Anderson, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound left tackle who has become one of the most-coveted grad transfers this offseason. Anderson visited Michigan last weekend, and this is the third time Drevno has been to Houston in recent weeks.
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Anderson started three seasons for Rice and would be a candidate to take over the Wolverines’ left tackle position vacated by the graduation of Mason Cole. The Wolverines also are hopeful that Grant Newsome can return from injury, but that return is not guaranteed.
National Signing Day is one week away — Wednesday, Feb. 7. Anderson doesn’t have to make his decision that soon. He also has visited Texas and got a return visit from Longhorns coach Tom Herman on Tuesday. Anderson has said he wants to make his decision by March 25, his birthday.
Michigan extends offer to pair of 2019 tackles
In what is becoming a daily occurrence, Michigan has offered another player from Georgia.
Michigan is continuing to forge its relationship with Buford High School in the Atlanta area. It has signed running back Christian Turner to the 2018 class from Buford and has offered 2019 running back Derrian Brown and 2019 tackles Harry Miller and Carter Colquitt.
Humbled and excited to receive an offer from the University of Michigan! #GoBlue 🔵 @UMichFootball @CoachJim4UM @Coach_Davis22 @CoachEarl_ @BufordProspects @ChadSimmons_ @Jason_Higdon pic.twitter.com/qoTeUGN8P0
— Carter Colquitt (@ColquittCarter) January 31, 2018
The Wolverines also are reaching into the backyard of national champion Alabama for recruits. They offered 4-star tackle Amari Kight of Alabaster, Ala., on Wednesday. Kight is 6-7, 315 pounds and ranked No. 145 overall in the 2019 class.
Extremely blessed to have received an offer from the University of Michigan!!🔵〽️ All Glory to God☝🏽 pic.twitter.com/vCUBfuaBRK
— Amari Kight (@Amari_Kight) January 31, 2018
Michigan to get visit from 4-star QB
The Wolverines will host 4-star quarterback Paul Tyson of Trussville, Ala., this weekend. Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports reports that Michigan passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton was at Hewitt-Trussville High School this week to visit with Tyson.
Tyson is ranked in the top 300 players for the 2019 class and is the No. 6 pro-style quarterback. He also has offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Mississippi, among others.
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) January 31, 2018
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