What Michigan soccer should do to flip stud Florida State CB commit Omarion Cooper


Steve Lorenz has protecting Michigan Soccer recruiting for seven seasons with 247Sports.  You’ll be able to comply with his work on 247Sports or comply with him on Twitter @TremendousUM. Right here, Lorenz solutions your questions relating to the Wolverines’ recruiting path: 

Does Michigan have an opportunity to “flip” Florida State dedication Omarion Cooper? – neoavatara

The quick reply is sure, they do. 

Michigan’s recruiting board at cornerback has been topic to numerous dialogue amongst Wolverine followers. Their early recruiting board ended up being stuffed with prospects who reside distant and dedicated to different applications early. It is also a spot the place they undoubtedly must take a second participant alongside Ja’Den McBurrows as they’ve by no means signed fewer than two true cornerbacks in any class underneath Jim Harbaugh. 

Enter Cooper, who stays dedicated to Florida State for now regardless of the Seminoles’ very poor begin underneath new head coach Mike Norvell. There have been about 5 or 6 dedicated prospects Michigan continued to recruit for a short while this summer season. Nevertheless, Cooper is the one they stayed on all through. 

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The query might be whether or not or not Michigan can get him to go to campus sooner or later. In the event that they do, they’ve a particular shot. 

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What about Florida State’s latest decommitment in linebacker Branden Jennings? Is he within the Wolverines? – fwliv

Jennings, a four-star linebacker/defensive finish out of Jacksonville Sandalwood in Florida, lately opened issues again up after being dedicated to Florida State since February. 

One might surprise how Michigan is concerned on this one. It stems from Don Brown’s sturdy relationships with some applications within the state of Florida. The top coach at Sandalwood overtly vouched for the Wolverines early on when Michigan was battling Florida State and others for his dedication. 

Oakleaf quarterback Walter Simmons III (2) makes an attempt to scramble away from Sandalwood linebacker Branden Jennings (44) throughout a highschool soccer sport on September 27, 2019. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

“I would like to see him play at Michigan,” Coach Adam Geis advised 247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong in January. “I advised (Jennings’) dad that I would like to see him within the winged helmet and within the ‘Michigan’ blue. My dad coached Jim Harbaugh within the NFL years in the past, and I might not thoughts seeing him play for the Wolverines.” 

That connection helped Michigan initially get within the door. Now that Jennings’ recruitment is open once more, the Wolverines look like pushing that door again open. It could be some time till we all know what Jennings goes to do, however anticipate Michigan to be amongst these in consideration. 

Are there any 2022 in-state prospects Michigan followers must be looking out for sooner or later so far as a proposal is worried? – andrewwink

There are a number of that instantly come to thoughts. For reference, right here is a listing of the 2022 in-state prospects the Wolverines have already provided. 

4-star WR Antonio Gates Jr. (Dearborn Fordson): The son of the soon-to-be Corridor of Fame tight finish, Gates Jr. was shut to creating a verbal dedication however backed off of it as curiosity has grown from quite a lot of faculties. Michigan is a type of applications. If the Wolverines had been to supply they’d instantly turn into a giant consider his recruitment. 


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