Michigan Football: Wolverines trending with another in-state recruit

Michigan football is trending with crystal ball projections for another in-state recruit in the class of 2022 as Tay’shawn Trent is expected to commit. 

When it comes to in-state recruiting, the Michigan football program is on some kind of roll right now and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

To close out the 2021 recruiting class, Michigan football was able to flip four-star defensive tackle Rayshaun Benny from Michigan State and since then, with the new staff put in place, especially a guy like Ron Bellamy, the Wolverines have been building some noticeable momentum.

At this point, it hasn’t led to any commitments, but they are coming and one is expected to happen tomorrow when five-star cornerback Will Johnson decides between U-M, Ohio State and USC.

The Wolverines have nine crystal ball projections for Johnson and are expected to beat out the Trojans and Buckeyes for his commitment, but in recruiting, never say never.

Johnson is 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, and the No. 11 player in the 2022 recruiting class according to the 247 sports composite rankings.

It looked like he could go to Ohio State at one point, so the fact that Michigan football is the heavy favorite speaks volumes to the recruiting ability of Jim Harbaugh and his new coaching staff.

One addition that’s made a big difference in terms of in-state recruiting is Bellamy, the former West Bloomfield head coach and U-M’s safeties coach.

Bellamy is a solid football coach but his hire was a lot about recruiting too and it’s been a home run in that department.

He played a role in Benny signing with Michigan over Michigan State and his presence on the staff certainly hasn’t hurt the Wolverines chances with Dillon Tatum, a West Bloomfield product and four-star defensive back in the class of 2022.

Before Bellamy moved over to the defense, which was necessary after Brian Jean-Mary left for Tennessee, he was supposed to coach wide receivers and made an impact there too, specifically with in-state target Tay’shawn Trent.

Trent is a 6-foot-4 wideout from East Detroit and is ranked No. 281 in the 2022 class, as well as seventh in the state and 40th among wide receivers.

Michigan started to pick up some traction with Trent, but after he announced he was making a decision next week, the Wolverines picked up a ton of crystal ball picks.

Michigan State did have two at one point, yet the two Spartans’ recruiting experts at 247 sports are predicting Trent to the Wolverines as well as a number of others. Six total in fact at a confidence level of eight on a scale of 1-10.

Now, that the Wolverines are fully trending with picks just days before the announcement, it looks like Michigan will land two big-time recruits from the state of Michigan within days of each other.