Michigan Recruiting: Wolverines Trending for SEC Commit

In this article, I talk about the recruitment of Shamari Earls, a South Carolina defensive back commit that Michigan football is trending for.
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Michigan football has momemtum on the recruiting trail right now, and is trying to make the most of it. The Wolverines just landed a commitment from top 100 safety Kainoa Winston, and the Wolverines aren't stopping there with the secondary.

New defensive backs coach Lamar Morgan has been very aggressive with his recruiting and is shooting his shot with the best of the best. One that is currently on campus for a visit is top 100 cornerback Shamari Earls. Earls, a Virginia native, has been committed to South Carolina since April, but that hasn't stopped Michigan from pursuing him.

While Earls is committed, two other schools seem to be in the picture for his services - Michigan fooball and Georgia. Earls will visit Georgia next week. Earls is a fantastic recruit who plays a lot like Will Johnson, so I'm sure the staff will be telling him that constantly.

What's interesting to note is that Earls is currently on an unofficial visit to Michigan. The current expectation is that Earls will return to Michigan in the fall for an official visit. That means the Wolverines will have multiple chances to sway Earls. A dominant defense should only help that cause.

Michigan fooball is in need of an elite secondary class after back-to-back smaller groups. The Wolverines are in a great spot for a number of highly-ranked recruits, but Earls would arguably be the best win.

The staff has done a great job developing relationships with Earls, and it has truly been an all-around effort. I definitely expect Michigan football to build more momentum with Earls following this visit. If Michigan can find a way to maintain that momentum into the season, they'll have a real shot with Earls.

The commitment of Kainoa Winston should help the Wolverines out here. Michigan is trying to build an elite class, and already having a top 100 safety in the mix is a great starting point. Michigan is definitely a better program than South Carolina, although it will be tough to hold off Georgia.


This is definitely one to watch as the weekend progresses. A multi-day unofficial visit will give Michigan plenty of time to make up ground in this one, and it'll be interesting to hear how the staff feels following the weekend. Go blue.