Preview of 2022 In-State Recruiting: #1-5

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16Feb 2021
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Preview of 2022 In-State Recruiting: #1-5

Grosse Pointe (MI) South CB Will Johnson (image via Detroit News)

If you read this site or are into Michigan recruiting, you probably know the names at the top of this in-state list. Michigan has been pursuing all of these players for a while, and chances are good that the Wolverines land at least a couple of them, if not more.

1. Will Johnson – CB – Grosse Pointe (MI) South
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 190 lbs.
Notable offers: Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC
Commitment: Uncommitted
247 Composite: 5-star, #4 CB, #8 overall
Analysis: Johnson is a cornerback who overwhelms fellow high schoolers with his size and strength. He plays corner, wide receiver, and wildcat quarterback for his high school team. He’s the son of former Michigan defensive back Deon Johnson, who played for the Wolverines in the early 1990s. Even so, he’s not guarantee to sign with Michigan. He also has interest in Ohio State and USC, and he and Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei cornerback Domani Jackson – who is also high on Michigan – say they’re a package deal.

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11Feb 2021
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Alex VanSumeren, Ex-Wolverine

Alex VanSumeren (#21, image via 247 Sports)

Essexville (MI) Garber defensive tackle Alex VanSumeren decommitted from Michigan on Thursday night. He is currently ranked as a 247 Composite 4-star, the #16 defensive tackle, and #223 overall.

Here’s my commitment post for him (LINK).

This is kind of a big deal to lose a 4-star defensive tackle recruit, but Michigan just signed a few defensive tackles in the 2021 class. It’s unclear whether that factored in or not, but it’s also noteworthy that VanSumeren’s older brother, Ben, is rumored to be on the verge of transferring from Michigan. VanSumeren has bounced around between fullback, running back, and linebacker in college, and his future seems uncertain.

Michigan still has five commitments remaining in the 2022 class, including River Rouge (MI) River Rouge defensive tackle Davonte Miles.

11Nov 2020
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Visitors: Michigan vs. Wisconsin

Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei CB Domani Jackson (image via Hudl)

I haven’t posted a visitors list in a long time, because visitors haven’t been allowed to visit Michigan since last winter. And they’re still not allowed to visit campus, at least not while having any contact with the coaching staff.

But there is a group of recruits who plan to come to Ann Arbor and hang out together on their own.


Raheem Anderson II – C – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Anderson is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Andrel Anthony – WR – East Lansing (MI) East Lansing: Anthony is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Tristan Bounds – OT – Wallingford (CT) Choate Rosemary Hall: Bounds is committed to Michigan (LINK).

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16Dec 2019
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Alex VanSumeren, Wolverine

Essexville (MI) Garber defensive tackle Alex VanSumeren (image via Twitter)

Essexville (MI) Garber defensive tackle Alex VanSumeren committed to Michigan on Monday. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Central Michigan and Kentucky.

Van Sumeren is listed at 6’3″ and 270 lbs. He was recently named all-state in 6A. As a sophomore in 2019, he made 91 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks.

Rivals: N/A
247 Sports: N/A

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