Michigan has offered one of the best players in the country, regardless of class, 2017 defensive end AJ Epenesa out of Edwardsville, IL (Edwardsville).
— Super Samoan (@ajepenesa24) February 27, 2015
Epenesa is the #2 overall player in the 2017 class thanks to his size and athleticism. He is a dominant defensive end out of the midwest that the staff will recruit heavily moving forward, along with every other staff in the country.
His father is a former Iowa football player and, while the Hawkeyes will be a competitor, I believe the chance to play and develop under Jim Harbaugh will be a real factor in his recruitment.