While Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his still assembling coaching staff have been busy contacting a handful of committed prospects in the 2015 class over the last week, the Wolverines have found a few uncommitted targets to keep on the radar leading up to signing day.
One prospect is 2015 Cedar Hill (Tex.) five-star wide receiver DaMarkus Lodge, holding offers from several schools across the nation including Baylor, LSU, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas, USC, Oklahoma, and Alabama, to name a few.
Upon hearing news of Harbaugh’s hire at Michigan, the 6-foot-2, 188-pound playmaker immediately opened up to the Wolverines as a possible destination next year.
“With Michigan getting Harbaugh I have very high interest in Michigan now,” Lodge told Scout. “He’s a successful coach and a successful man.”
Watching Harbaugh’s 49ers team closely over the last four seasons, coaching the likes of Michael Crabtree, Anquan Bolden and others, Lodge called himself a “perfect fit” for the offensive style he could employ in Ann Arbor.
Although Harbaugh and Michigan haven’t had any direct contact with Lodge of yet it is believed that could change soon.
With official visits planned to Texas A&M on Jan. 17 and then to Ole Miss the following weekend, Michigan could have some work to do in order to get involved more heavily with Lodge.
“Things are slimming down so I’m probably not going to get up there,” he said. “They’re probably out of it now.”
Lodge is ranked as the No. 33 overall prospect in the country in the 2015 class and No. 4 at the wide receiver position.