Michigan still has a lot of top targets left on the board that they are heavily pursing. However, the coaching staff is recruiting one 2017 Clemson commit pretty hard in 2017 Knoxville, TN (Knoxville Catholic) four-star receiver Amari Rodgers. He is from Knoxville (Tenn.) Knoxville Catholic, and he was at one time committed to USC where his father Tee Martin played, but his recruitment is now over from what people are hearing. However, Rodgers has informed me that he has a lot of interest in Michigan and would like to visit Ann Arbor.
The interest from Michigan came on March 22nd, when he received an offer from Michigan. Since he received an offer from The Wolverines, he has been in contact with the Michigan coaching staff about a potential visit.
“The Michigan offer was a big deal for me, I really like Michigan and all they stand for,” Rodgers said. “Since they offered, I have been in contact with Coach Jay Harbaugh and Coach Drew Terrell. They really like my game and want me to come on a visit sometime!”
Rodgers would love to visit Michigan, but that is against the rules for Clemson commits. When a recruit commits to the Clemson Tigers the coaching staff has a rule that their commits are not allowed to visit any other schools, if they do, they may pull your offer. As of right now, he is still “hundred-percent” committed to Clemson, but still has interest in Michigan.
“As of now, I can’t visit Michigan because Clemson doesn’t let commits visit other places,” Rodgers mentioned. “But, it would be nice to visit Michigan. It’ll be a nice place to go because I’ve heard a lot of great things about them and it’ll be a nice place to go to just see something different.”
One of Michigan’s top targets for the 2017 class is at the receiver position. Rodgers is a very explosive and athletic receiver who has great hands. All those factors, have the Michigan coaching staff very interested.
“Michigan would like me to play a slot like position. Coach Harbaugh has NFL experience and knows what it takes to be a NFL receiver, so that is also appealing to me that they can develop receivers and get them into the NFL.”
Rodgers, a Class 4A Mr. Football winner from Catholic High School. A few days ago, he earned a invite into Nike’s The Opening finals, at the Atlanta Opening. Due to his great play at The Opening, he was bumped up to a four-star by Scout.
“It’s been a goal since my freshman year of high school because it’s the best of the best and because I want to get better. Just the exposure it has with ESPN, getting all the gear, meeting all the people through the process and getting better as well. That’s what I love about it.”
– Shane Kinnee ( Senior Editor )