If Michigan football wants to keep up with its rival to the south, it’s going to have to continue to bring in some big names, particularly five-star talent.
Ohio State made headlines the past two days as it got verbal commitments from two five-star wide receivers — Carnell Tate and Brandon Inniss. But the Wolverines have been solid recruiting talented wideouts, and are looking to make a similar impact in the 2023 cycle.
On June 24, the maize and blue will host Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep five-star Jalen Brown, who’s also strongly considering schools such as Miami and LSU. But making a midweek visit to Ann Arbor, DeSoto (Tx.) five-star receiver Johntay Cook II appears to be enjoying his visit.
Michigan made Cook’s top five, along with Texas, Texas A&M, Florida, and Jackson State.
If DeSoto High School sounds familiar, it’s because that’s the school that originated Wolverine defensive back twins Gemon and German Green.
The maize and blue are also in the mix for Baton Rouge (La.) Catholic wideout Shelton Sampson Jr., who is also a five-star prospect.