Michigan Football: Ohio 3-star WR Markus Allen projected to Wolverines

Michigan football is trending with three-star wide receiver Markus Allen as the Wolverines have gotten a pair of crystal balls from 247 sports recently.

Michigan football fans are excited about the possibility of four-star wide receiver Lorenzo Styles Jr., following in the footsteps of Greg Crippen and de-committing from the Notre Dame to join the Wolverines.

And while Michigan football is certainly trying to make a push for Styles Jr., the 115th-ranked player overall in 2021, as well as the sixth-ranked wide receiver according to the 247 sports composite rankings, he’s not the only receiver on the Wolverines radar.

In fact, another that Michigan seems rather interested in is Ohio three-star wideout, Markus Allen. The Wolverines offered the 6-foot-2 wide receiver from Clayton, Ohio in February and have been making a push in his recruitment led by offensive coordinator Josh Gattis.

Over the weekend, Steve Lorenz of The Michigan Insider placed a crystal ball for the Wolverines with Allen ($) and Monday, Brice Marich did the same ($).

Allen ranks 598th overall in the 247 sports rankings for the 2020 class and if you watch his highlights, you will see why Gattis and the Wolverines are interested in him. He doesn’t have blazing speed, but he runs routes really well and caught a bunch of touchdowns last season.

One of his best attributes is running the fade. He has excellent ball skills and seems like he could turn into a reliable red-zone target. He’s 6-foot-2 and in my honest opinion, watching him run routes reminded of James Jones, the old Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders receiver.

Allen averaged more than 100 yards per game last season and caught 15 touchdowns. Right now, Michigan football has four commitments in 2021 and zero wide receivers.

There is a buzz about Michigan making a push with Styles Jr., but he’s still committed to Notre Dame and who knows if that will change. Regardless, Allen would be a great fit in this class and he’s the kind of big-bodied receiver Michigan has missed out on lately in recruiting.

 

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