22 Names to Know in 2022

Took a little break after the old Twitter account was hacked but I’m back for the time being to get the 2022 Michigan recruiting class kicked off. The new coaching staff has sent out plenty of offers over the last month as it establishes its board. There are plenty of newer names to get to know so here’s a list to remember throughout this upcoming recruiting cycle:

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Top 22 Michigan Targets to Know

1. Five-star CB Will Johnson

  • Hometown: Gross Pointe, Michigan
  • School: Gross Pointe South
  • Michigan’s Chances: Excellent
  • Rankings: Rivals (5*, #13 overall) – 247Sports (4*, 33 overall) – ESPN (4*, #29 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Five-star, #11 Overall, #5 CB, #1 in Michigan

2. Five-star DT Walter Nolen

  • Hometown: Cordova, Tennesee
  • School: St. Benedict at Auburndale
  • Michigan’s Chances: Good to Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (5*, #3 overall) – 247Sports (5*, #2 overall) – ESPN (5*, #2 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Five-star, #2 Overall, #1 DT, #1 in Tennessee

3. Four-star WR Kaleb Brown

  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • School: St. Rita
  • Michigan’s Chances: Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #72 overall) – 247Sports (4*, #56 overall) – ESPN (4*, #66 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #59 Overall, #8 WR, #1 in Illinois

4. Four-star LB/TE Josh Burnham

  • Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan
  • School: Traverse City Central
  • Michigan’s Chances: Excellent
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #141 overall) – 247Sports (4*, #85 overall) – ESPN (4*, #162 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #115 Overall, #9 OLB, #2 in Michigan

5. Four-star QB Drew Allar

  • Hometown: Medina, Ohio
  • School: Medina
  • Michigan’s Chances: Good to Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (3*, #16 Pro-QB) – 247Sports (4*, #89 overall) – ESPN (4*)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #257 Overall, #10 Pro-QB, #10 in Ohio

6. Five-star S Keon Sabb

  • Hometown: Glassoboro, New Jersey
  • School: IMG Academy
  • Michigan’s Chances: Good to Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #50 overall) – 247Sports (5*, #8 overall) – ESPN (4*, #22 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Five-star, #13 Overall, #1 ATH, #3 in Florida

7. Four-star WR Tay’shawn Trent

  • Hometown: Eastpointe, Michigan
  • School: East Detroit
  • Michigan’s Chances: Excellent
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #33 WR) – 247Sports (3*, #62 WR) – ESPN (4*, #206 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #281 Overall, #40 WR, #7 in Michigan

8. Three-star CB Myles Pollard

  • Hometown: Brentwood, Tennessee
  • School: Ravenwood
  • Michigan’s Chances: Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #31 CB) – 247Sports (3*, #56 CB) – ESPN (NR)
  • Composite Ranking: Three-Star, #420 Overall, #38 CB, #16 in Tennessee

9. Four-star ATH Dillon Tatum

  • Hometown: West Bloomfield, Michigan
  • School: West Bloomfield
  • Michigan’s Chances: Excellent
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #18 ATH) – 247Sports (4*, #243 overall) – ESPN (4*, #243 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #269 Overall, #16 ATH, #5 in Michigan

10. Four-star CB Benjamin Morrison

  • Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
  • School: Brophy Prep
  • Michigan’s Chances: Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #249 overall) – 247Sports (4*, #32 CB) – ESPN (N/A)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #299 Overall, #31 CB, #4 in Arizona

11. Four-star SDE Joe Strickland

  • Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • School: Brebeuf Jesuit Prep
  • Michigan’s Chances: Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #236 overall) – 247Sports (4*, #228 overall) – ESPN (4*, #210 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #241 Overall, #12 SDE, #7 in Indiana

12. Three-star EDGE Micah Pollard

  • Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
  • School: Bartram Trail
  • Michigan’s Chances: Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (3*, #39 OLB) – 247Sports (3*, #47 OLB) – ESPN (N/A)
  • Composite Ranking: Three-star, #531 Overall, #35 OLB, #70 in Florida

13. Four-star DB Jaeden Gould

  • Hometown: Oradell, New Jersey
  • School: Bergen Catholic
  • Michigan’s Chances: Excellent
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #28 CB) – 247Sports (4*, #123 overall) – ESPN (4*, #85 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #145 Overall, #16 CB, #2 in New Jersey

14. Four-star DT Anthony Lucas

  • Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • School: Chaparral
  • Michigan’s Chances: Good to Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #26 SDE) – 247Sports (4*, #26 overall) – ESPN (4*, #113 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #116 Overall, #9 DT, #1 in Arizona

15. Three-star OT Braden Miller

  • Hometown: Centennial, Colorado
  • School: Eaglecrest
  • Michigan’s Chances: Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (3*) – 247Sports (3*, #91 OT) – ESPN (N/A)
  • Composite Ranking: Three-star, #756 Overall, #71 OT, #4 in Colorado

16. Four-star OLB Keaten Wade

  • Hometown: Spring Hill, Tennessee
  • School: Summit
  • Michigan’s Chances: Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #156 overall) – 247Sports (4*, #245 overall) – ESPN (4*, #178 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #184 Overall, #16 OLB, #4 in Tennessee

17. Three-star OL Lucas Heyer

  • Hometown: Maplewood, Minnesota
  • School: Hill Murray School
  • Michigan’s Chances: Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #176 overall) – 247Sports (3*, #51 OT) – ESPN (NR)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #313 Overall, #39 OT, #1 in Minnesota

18. Four-star RB Gavin Sawchuk

  • Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • School: Valor Christian
  • Michigan’s Chances: Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #44 overall) – 247Sports (4*, #44 overall) – ESPN (4*, #14 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Five-star, #24 Overall, #1 RB, #1 in Colorado

19. Four-star WR Tyler Morris

  • Hometown: Lagrange Park, Illinois
  • School: Nazareth Academy
  • Michigan’s Chances: Very Good to Excellent
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #78 overall) – 247Sports (4*, #78 overall) – ESPN (4*, #126 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star #78 Overall, #11 WR, #2 in Illinois

20. Four-star S Sherrod Covil

  • Hometown: Chesapeake, Virginia
  • School: Oscar Smith
  • Michigan’s Chances: Good to Very Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #22 S) – 247Sports (4*, #189 overall) – ESPN (4*)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #250 Overall, #16 S, #10 in Virginia

21. Four-star LB Lander Barton

  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • School: Brighton
  • Michigan’s Chances: Good
  • Rankings: Rivals (4*, #30 OLB) – 247Sports (4*, #184 overall) – ESPN (4*)
  • Composite Ranking: Four-star, #245 Overall, #18 OLB, #1 in Utah

22. Five-star CB Domani Jackson

  • Hometown: Santa Ana, California
  • School: Mater Dei
  • Michigan’s Chances: Fair (Committed to USC)
  • Rankings: Rivals (5*, #2 overall) – 247Sports (5*, #6 overall) – ESPN (5*, #5 overall)
  • Composite Ranking: Five-star, #3 Overall, #1 CB, #1 in California

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