Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and defensive coordinator Don Brown were in town on Thursday getting a jump start on recruiting for 2020 by offering multiple scholarships to local juniors.
The five most notable offers Harbaugh made on Thursday were to Nobles and Greenough tight end, defensive end Cam Large, Boston College High School tight end, defensive end Ozzy Trapilo, St. John’s Shrewsbury wide receiver Jay Brunelle and Athlete Eamonn Dennis and Milton Academy running back, linebacker Kalel Mullings. All four prospects are in the top ten for prospects in the state of Massachusetts.
Big Ten schools have ramped up their recruitment of Massachusetts in recent years. Northwestern landed Blake and Bryce Gallagher out of St. Sebastian’s in recent years. Nebraska (and Virginia) recently offered BB&N tackle Zak Zinter a scholarship.
Harbaugh is no stranger to Massachusetts in recent years having recruited tight end Sean McKeon out of Shepherd Hill and most recently, wide receiver Mike Sainristil of Everett. Harbaugh has also offered a scholarship to BB&N freshmen Tyler Martin.
Much of Michigan’s interest in recruiting Massachusetts is a byproduct of the fact that Don Brown is from the area. He has established coaching ties and those ties have enabled Michigan to establish a recruiting foothold in Massachusetts. The Michigan brand helps as well. The school sells itself.
Michigan’s 2019 class is top five nationally and the Wolverines could add to their current class on February 6th. The pressure is on Harbaugh to get the Wolverines into the college football playoff. That is why he and his staff are recruiting nationally. To find the best players to help accomplish that goal. Massachusetts has become a top destination for Big Ten schools in recent years and it will continue to be in the coming years.