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Michigan offers Cypress (Texas) 4-star S Leon O’Neal Jr.
It’s offer season in college football recruiting. Michigan is sending out multiple offers every week, including a number in Georgia.
In this case, however, the Wolverines looked to the Longhorn State to offer Cypress (Texas) 4-star safety Leon O’Neal Jr., a 4-star recruit ranked as the No. 163 overall prospect in the country and No. 15 at his position.
A safety that can cover a lot of ground with his impressive speed, O’Neal tackles well enough to earn an offer without needing to see the rest of his game. Looking past that, he can deliver some larger-than-life hits, as the video shows below.
Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M are all in it for the highly-touted defensive back, but we don’t expect Michigan to crack that list for now.
— LeonNumbaNine#9 (@WakeEmUp9) October 7, 2016
We’ll see if the Wolverines can get O’Neal to visit campus, as that’s the only way to get in serious contention for a prospect.
Michigan offers Hampton (Ga.) Dutchtown 4-star S Trey Dean
Sticking to the script of February: Michigan offered another Georgia recruit in Hampton (Ga.) Dutchtown 4-star S Trey Dean on Friday afternoon.
Michigan has offered 8 Georgia recruits in February, attacking the state with more aggressiveness than ever before following the program’s success in landing Peach State native and 5-star DT Aubrey Solomon in its 2017 class, as well as having 4-star LB Otis Reese, of the same high school, already committed in the 2018 class.
Dean, a heavy Georgia favorite right now with five 247Sports crystal ball predictions, is another good tackling safety, similar to O’Neal. He isn’t as mechanically polished, but his big-hit ability, and his strengths with help defense in pass coverage make for a solid prospect.
— GoDaw.gs (@GoDaw_gs) December 27, 2016
Again, it’s so early on that it’s hard to determine what are Michigan’s chances with Dean. But pulling him out of the Peach State will not be an easy task.
All rankings come from the 247Sports composite unless otherwise noted.