Michigan football was thought to be in the top two when it comes to the recruitment of 2021 safety Daymon David, but it turns out it’s now a top three.
Two days ago, he had narrowed his list of choices down to the Wolverines and Boston College. But then, later that same day, Oregon swooped in with an offer and changed everything.
When it was down to Michigan and Boston College, there was talk that BC might be the favorite, in part, because of the distance. Well, after hearing what David said about his Oregon offer to Brian Dohn of 247 sports ($), it doesn’t seem like distance is an issue for the DMV recruit.
“(Oregon) is a big-time player,” David said. “This offer means a lot to me. This has been my dream school since I a kid. I like how they use their safeties,” he said. “They put them in the best position to show everything an NFL scout wants to see for the NFL draft.”
Recruits use that word “dream school” a lot but it’s hard to know if they ever actually mean it. But David certainly hasn’t said anything like that about Michigan and the fact that Oregon is now a finalist after a late entry, tells you the Ducks are a serious contender.
The two sides have been talking and a big question will be whether David will get to visit Michigan, Oregon or Boston College. The dead period now lasts until Sept. 30.
It’s hard to say who the leader is in this recruitment. David did say he wanted to make a decision in the next month or so. We’ll see if he sticks to that or pushes it back. A later date probably wouldn’t be good news for the Wolverines.
Michigan football misses out on 2022 in-state recruit
Staying on the topic of safeties, Michigan football got some bad, but not unexpected news, Saturday as Nolan Ziegler committed to Notre Dame.
Michigan got in the mix with an offer back on July 30 for Ziegler, who is 6-foot-4, 205 pounds. He’s ranked as the No. 11 player in the state of Michigan by the 247 composite rankings in 2022, as well as No. 365 overall.
Notre Dame offered Ziegler last week and that always seemed to be his preferred destination. Crystal ball projections flooded in soon after the offer and it was basically a done deal.