2022 Wide Receiver Recruitment Update
Michigan football has some work to do in the wide receiver in the 2022 recruiting class and here are some targets to watch out for.
One of Michigan football’s biggest needs heading into the 2022 scouting class was for a wide receiver and at the moment UM is not in bad shape with two verbal engagements.
One of them is from longtime target Tyler Morris, who enlisted in the spring. The only problem with Morris is that he suffered a knee injury. However, he is still ranked 106th overall in the 2022 class and once in good health he will become an elite prospect again.
Joining Morris on Michigan’s 2022 football pledge list is broad Tay’Shawn Trent, who is currently listed as a three-star prospect in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
Still, there have been rumors that Trent might not stick with Class 2022. There hasn’t been anything solid about it, it’s more of a bulletin board rumor, however. , do not be shocked if this happens later, which would leave only one verbal at the station.
This is also probably why the Wolverines recently widened the picture to the wide receiver. Along with the possibility of Trent leaving the class, a high profile target, Dillon Bell, also chose Georgia over the Wolverines – another big blow.
Other large receptor targets in 2022
Michigan football fans are always interested in four-star rookies and one of the wide receivers you must know is Dane Key.
The Wolverines offered Key in June and the 6-3, 170-pounder from Lexington, Ky., Is ranked 233 overall and has a fairly open recruiting. He visited South Carolina, Oregon and Kentucky in June.
The Wildcats have the only crystal ball prediction for Key, however, Steve Clinkscale is an ace up the game for Michigan football and UM is listed as “Warm” on his 247 sports profile with the schedules listed above.
Key’s dad played for Kentucky, so that’s always something to consider. But he’s probably one of the best guys on the board and the Wolverines would have to push hard to land him.
Utah’s Cody Hagen isn’t listed as a four-star wide receiver, but the three-star rookie is still one to watch.
The Wolverines offered Hagen around the same time things went wrong with Bell. He is 6 foot 1, 175 pounds and is 370th overall. He is actually a four star according to 247 sports and here is a video of him.
Hagen has a crystal ball screening at Stanford, which makes you feel good about the academic things Michigan football has to offer. He recently released a top-four list and Michigan wasn’t on it, but he’s intrigued by the Wolverines according to 247 sports.
The three-star Quan Lee gap was also recently offered by Michigan football. He was once engaged in Miami and UCF is now among the contenders, along with the leader of the Crystal Ball.
Still, Lee has indicated that Michigan jumping into the mix could extend his deadline, so unless he makes a decision quickly, the Wolverines should have a chance to fight for his commitment as well.
Much like a few other positions Michigan is struggling a bit and it wouldn’t hurt to land two of those three rookies. But UM could really use at least one.