Despite no visits, Michigan football is still working hard on the recruiting trail and an emerging 3-star safety has the Wolverines attention.
With the advances in technology and social media, visits aren’t as needed in recruiting and that’s something Michigan football has learned during this dead period.
Not only have assistants like Josh Gattis and Shaun Nua taken part in Facetime meetings with recruits, others have done the same and Jim Harbaugh has also been active in it, which has been an encouraging sign on a couple of recruiting fronts.
Harbaugh inserted himself more with the Donovon Edwards recruitment and that’s not the only one. Another player that Harbaugh is putting in personal time with is three-star safety Donovan McMillon, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound defensive back from Pennslyvania.
McMillon may not be a high-ranking prospect as he is No. 811 nationally according to the 247 sports composite rankings as well as the No. 55 safety and the 19th-best prospect in the state of Pennslyvania, but he is still a priority.
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Not only can McMillon be found on The Michigan Insider’s top-15 targets list for the Wolverines in the 2021 recruiting class, but Steve Lorenz of The Michigan Insider also reports that McMillon has been contacted by four members of the staff, including Jim Harbaugh.
“Things are going great with Michigan right now,” McMillon said to Lorenz Monday ($). “I just Facetimed with coach Harbaugh a couple of days ago and have a great relationship with him. I also have great relationships right now with Coach Schoop, Coach Brown and Coach Zordich.”
Bob Schoop who recently took over as safeties coach for Michigan football is the primary recruiter right now for McMillon, but the attention given to Harbaugh shows the importance the staff has put on him and it’s not surprising given his growing offer list.
McMillon is a versatile and long defensive back that has also received offers from Penn State, Texas A&M, Notre Dame and Michigan State, among others. He also appears to be an instance of Michigan trusting its evaluation of a prospect.
Harbaugh’s involvement as this point could help give Michigan football an edge. It sounds like Notre Dame could be the top contender and Penn State can be ruled out either, but if the Wolverines can establish themselves early, McMillon might just end up in their 2021 class.