When it comes to the recruiting process, 2016 Manvel (Tex.) four-star safety Deontay Anderson is going to have his fair share of options to choose from.
Already holding over 30 scholarship offers from all over the country before his junior year of high school lets out, Michigan’s new coaching staff recently got back involved with Anderson to assure him he’s welcome in Ann Arbor.
“Michigan actually started communicating with me when Coach (Doug) Nussmeier went there,” Anderson said. “They just offered me again when Coach (Jim) Harbaugh came by the school.”
Still establishing a relationship with Michigan’s new headman and the rest of the coaches for the Wolverines, Anderson says he couldn’t really believe it when Harbaugh walked through the doors at Manvel.
“I had one great conversation with Coach Harbaugh and then the defensive line coach and the defensive back coach like twice,” Anderson said.
“They’re great,” added Anderson,” and it’s a great honor to have Coach Harbaugh, who was in the NFL, for him to come to this school and recruit me. That’s a great feeling.”
Beyond that, the 6-foot-1, 192-pound safety is intrigued by what Michigan has to offer and will look to trip to Ann Arbor in the coming months as well.
“It piqued my interest a lot,” Anderson said. “I do want to get up there and visit.”
Admitting to playing a more composed role in the defensive backfield for Manvel his junior season, Anderson still hopes to add some strength heading into his senior year.
When it comes to pilfering through his offers on the recruiting trail, Anderson isn’t looking to be whined and dined, keeping that decision making process as simple as possible.
“Just a place I can call home and life after football,” he said. “Most importantly getting on the field early.”