Michigan football has shifted much of its attention to its 2022 class and earlier this week, the Wolverines offered in-state recruit Nolan Ziegler.
Ziegler is 6-foot-4, 205 pounds and while he’s just a three-star recruit, he’s ranked as the No. 21 safety by 247 sports in the 2022 class.
Prior to the Wolverines offering Ziegler, a number of other schools had offered such as Boston College, Iowa, Nebraska, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Bowling Green and Central Michigan.
Even though Ziegler is just a three-star prospect at this stage, he has impressive movement skills for his size as you can see in this video below.
The No. 9 prospect in the state of Michigan according to 247 sports in the 2022 class, told Allen Trieu ($) that could be a safety or a linebacker, which makes sense. Down the road, he could be a natural candidate as a viper too.
“It was a great talk,” Ziegler said. “We had a good ten minute conversation and he says safety/outside linebacker.”
Ziegler hasn’t been able to visit yet but he did have a conversation with Jim Harbaugh. His great grandfather played for the Wolverines, so he has some connections there. But he also has family connections to Notre Dame, which hasn’t offered yet.
Looking at his list of offers right now, it’s easy to see that Michigan football would probably be at the top of the list for the Grand Rapids recruit, but if the offer from the Irish comes, that could be a big difference maker.
Could Andrel Anthony play hoops too?
One storyline to follow is that the newest Michigan football commitment, Andrel Anthony, could be a candidate to play basketball for the Wolverines too.
Anthony, who told Wolverines Wire he’s close friends with basketball commit Kobe Bufkin, said he has talked to both Juwan Howard and Harbaugh about the possibility.
He was offered by Bethune-Cookman, plus he has had some other MAC schools talk to him, so it’s a possibility.
Anthony is an explosive athlete. He’s 6-foot-2 and he’s a dynamic receiver. His ability to play basketball is just an added bonus and speaks to the kind of talent he has.
I wouldn’t make too much of it, but other guys on the Michigan football team have played baseball and will even wrestle, so it’s not entirely out of the question.