Michigan’s undefeated record kept moving forward Saturday. The victory against Michigan State did some good for the Wolverines with in-state recruits who watched the game. And Michigan’s College Football Playoff contention continues to pump its national recruiting status.
Expect some news soon
I know it’s tough sometimes to read someone straight up saying, “A commitment is coming soon,” but that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
A strong source within Michigan’s circle clued me in on some positive news regarding a well-known Michigan target who will be announcing his long-awaited decision to choose the Wolverines soon.
The timetable sounds like it will be after the playoffs end in his home state, when his team gets knocked out or wins the title.
Michigan’s class is going to see some big momentum soon. As high school seasons wrap up, more and more prospects all over the country will be choosing their schools.
As for who will choose Michigan, expect a few during the U.S. Army All-American and Under Armour All-American games.
TJ Pledger hearing from Michigan
Chaminade (Calif.) 4-star RB TJ Pledger is a seriously good prospect from the 2018 class. Pledger is ranked as the No. 30 overall prospect in his class and the nation’s No. 3 all-purpose back. Michigan hasn’t been seen as a factor in his recruitment, until Sunday, when he sent out a cryptic, yet obvious, tweet.
— TJ Pledger (@uno_tj) October 31, 2016
Pledger is very versatile. He’s good out of the backfield and in the slot catching the ball.
He told Landof10.com that he’s been hearing from Michigan more than normal lately. Could he be a priority at the position for Michigan in 2018? That could be the case, as Michigan is trying to infiltrate the West Coast in 2018 by targeting big names like QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson and TE Brevin Jordan, among others.
Expect a visit from Pledger before his decision is made.
Michigan offers another California star
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei High School athlete Horace McCoy received an offer from Michigan on Sunday, marking the second Mater Dei sophomore to receive a Wolverines offer in the past two weeks. The other was QB JT Daniels, the nation’s No. 7 overall prospect.
— Horace Bru McCoy (@buhbuhbru) October 31, 2016
As a 2019 prospect, McCoy doesn’t have a ranking yet, but his offers speak for themselves. He has offers from Alabama, Nebraska, Notre Dame, USC and Washington, among others.
He lines up mostly at WR and has superstar potential. You can see in his highlights that he takes punts back for touchdowns, has good hands and elite speed.
He plays a lot like current Michigan WR Eddie McDoom; if you get him the ball in space, he’s good for 20-plus yards.
He has potential at free safety, too, where he also lines up. His speed and 6-foot-1 frame could be a good recipe for Michigan safeties coach Brian Smith to maximize his talent.
He’s a USC lean, but he’s a sophomore right now, so there is really nothing to invest in as far as interests just yet.
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