Michigan’s new coaching staff is making the west coast a major priority in recruiting and 2016 San Diego (Calif.) Mira Mesa four-star wide receiver Steffon McKnight is the latest Pacific prospect to earn a scholarship from the Wolverines.
“Coach Jay Harbaugh hit me up on twitter and we talked for a little bit so I called him,” McKnight said. “We talked about what I want to major in and I think he was impressed and he offered me a scholarship.”
“It was actually pretty chill, pretty genuine,” added McKnight. “I really like him so I was excited.”
Not overly familiar with Michigan just yet, nor the program new coach Jim Harbaugh hopes to build in Ann Arbor, McKnight plans to learn more soon.
“I don’t really know too much about Michigan aside from Denard Robinson,” McKnight admitted.
“Coach Jay has told me that he’s going to put me in contact with some of the other coaches.”
Standing 6-foot-1, 160-pounds, McKnight is currently up to nine scholarship offers and plans to visit Notre Dame on Mar. 21.
After bouncing back from a broken finger midway through his junior season, McKnight is back and ready to showcase his skills.
“Midway through the season I actually broke my finger and it was pretty bad,” he said. “I’m fully healed now but I think what I’ve improved on the most was my routes. I feel I’m very smooth within my routes, something I lacked last year.”