Recruiting expert: 'I like Michigan football' to land blue-chip WR in 2025

Michigan football hasn't landed any commitments yet under Sherrone Moore but Taz Williams is a name to watch for the Wolverines.

Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receivers coach Ron Bellamy yells
Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receivers coach Ron Bellamy yells / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA

Michigan football has had a lot of coaching staff turnover this offseason, but one position that will have the same assistant back is wide receiver.

Ron Bellamy is back for Michigan football after signing an extension. He also added the title of passing-game coordinator. Bellamy is a valueable part of the coaching staff and he's an asset on the recruiting trail, which he's showing in the 2025 class with wideouts like Taz Williams.

Michigan football the among favorites for talented 2025 wide receiver

The 5-foot-11, 181-pound wideout from Red Oak, Texas is ranked 266th overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. His recruitment, according to Chad Simmons of, is becoming a "classic Michigan football and Ohio State battle."

Williams had over 1,200 yards last season as a junior and has visits set up this spring or summer to Texas A&M, Ohio State, and Arizona. It seemed like the Wolverines might be out of things after the departure of Harbaugh but Bellamy's work has made an impact and has Michigan back in the mix.

Simmons, the lead recruiting expert for opined, "I like Michigan in this one," he said. We'll see how hard the other schools push but Michigan football hasn't had a ton of success landing highly-ranked wideout in recent class.


Williams is ranked as No. 266. Alabama and USC are also in the mix, so a win in this recruitment would be huge for the Wolverines and would get another blue-chip wide receiver on the team. Michigan football will need to get Williams on campus for a visit, plus they'll need to get NIL sorted out if they want to win more contested recruitments, but if Simmons is right, it would be huge for the Wolverines.