In fact, U-M assistant Curt Mallory stopped by his school recently to let the four-star prospect know how much the Wolverines are interested.
"We recently got in contact a couple months ago," Tranquill said. "We really have just been talking about getting me up to camp for a visit and stuff like that. He came by (on Monday). He wanted to let me know I was one of the recruits he was looking at. He said they were looking for a safety. That's what they are recruiting me as. He says he know what I am capable of. He's got to show Coach Mattison my film and he's going to want to see me in person as well.
"They want me to camp again so they can see me in person. They just want me to visit so I can get a feel for things."
With the Wolverines renewed interest, Tranquil says he "most definitely" will be camping at Michigan this June.
"Most definitely will be coming back up to Michigan," Tranquill said. "I had fun at camp last year. I was really impressed. So I have indentified Michigan as one of my tops schools from the get go. I let Coach Mallory know that today, as well. It is definitely one of my top schools. Next time around I would like to see some of the facilities that they have. I would like to see the entire campus, meet with all the coaches and maybe meet some of the players to see what they have to say about the program."
Currently, Tranquill has offers from Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan and Toledo. He also plans on visiting or camping this summer at Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Indiana and Illinois.
Justin's older brother, Drue Tranquill, is committed to play for Notre Dame next season. However, Justin wanted to make it clear he is approaching his recruitment with an open mind.
"At the end of the day, I am going to choose what is best for me," Tranquill said. "That may or may not be Notre Dame. It could be Michigan, it could be another school. But it's going to be me going up and taking visits, checking out staffs, players. … I don't want coaches thinking they can't recruit me, because this is open for me."