Jacksonville (FL) Terry Parker safety Damani Dent committed to Michigan on Monday. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Oregon and Pitt, among others.
Dent is listed at 6’0″ and 190 lbs.
Rivals: 3-star safety, 5.6 grade
247 Sports: 3-star, 86 grade, #52 safety
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I don’t have a whole lot to say about Dent right now, because I have yet to see any clips of him beyond his sophomore season. I know people in the program are excited about him – as are some “insiders” – but I don’t see the full extent of his abilities on that sophomore film. I see a lot of aggression and a guy who can run, but as for his hips, coverage ability, and physical development, I’m not sure how far he has come since 2019. There’s a lot to like, and I’m interested to see how he has developed.
Dent has apparently been talked to about being a Daxton Hill-like player by the staff, but that type of talk can be misleading. Of course coaches are going to tell him he can be like Daxton Hill, because nobody wants to be told “You can be like Vincent Gray or Makari Paige.”
Dent is the second safety in the 2022 class, joining Kody Jones. While the Wolverines recruit a lot of players from Florida – including another from his hometown, Micah Pollard, in the 2022 class – these would be the first two players from Jacksonville in program history.
TTB Rating: I would like to see more of Dent before assigning a TTB Rating
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