Detroit (Mich.) Belleville 2019 2-star weakside defensive end Tyrece Woods is a diehard Michigan fan. So is his father.
The two being fans of the Wolverines made it all the more sweeter when Jim Harbaugh offered Woods after a camp on June 18.
— Tyrece Woods (@espnrece) June 18, 2018
“It all started when I ran a 4.6 second 40-yard dash and it opened the coaches’ eyes,” Woods said. “Then, throughout one-on-ones, the coaches got talking about me and Coach Harbaugh informed me that I was the MVP of the 2019 defensive line.
“Afterward, I sat in Harbaugh’s office and he said the staff loves me and I have an offer.”
Woods said his performance on Monday was one of the best he’s ever had. The rising 2019 prospect has been on-campus at Michigan multiple times before receiving the offer.
“I’m very interested,” he said. “There’s nothing but positive vibes.
“I have a great relationship with all the coaches. It’s a family atmosphere.”
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound defensive lineman has offers to play for Michigan, Air Force, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cornell, Dartmouth, Eastern Michigan, Fresno State, Kent State and Temple.
Despite having offers from 13 schools, Woods stated he always imagined himself as a Wolverine.
“I could always see myself running out of the tunnel, jumping to touch the banner before games,” Woods mentioned. “My dad is a diehard Michigan fan. It’s going to play a huge part into my decision.”
Along with Michigan, he is highly interested in Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State.
“I like how they developed both the Bosa’s (Nick and Joey),” Woods said of the Buckeyes. “I visited during the game against Oklahoma.”
Before transferring to Belleville High School, Woods spent time playing for Detroit (Mich.) Martin Luther King with defensive backs Lavert Hill and Ambry Thomas, who are both current members of Michigan’s team.
Playing in the Detroit Public School League got him close to two other members of Michigan’s team — Donovan Peoples-Jones and Jaylen Kelly-Powell. The two attended Detroit (Mich.) Cass Technical.
“I played with Lavert Hill and Ambry Thomas,” Woods said. “I also have great relationships with Donovan Peoples-Jones and Jaylen Kelly-Powell.
“They all say Michigan is a great place to be.”
Woods is ranked No. 1,967 in the nation, No. 105 at his position and No. 57 in Michigan, according to 247Sports.