Michigan’s Exposure U camp back in June brought in top coaches from all over the country. One coach that worked the camp came from Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a program that also features one of the most coveted wide receivers in the 2017 class in Jacoby Stevens.
Stevens body of work and potential quickly became enough to earn a scholarship offer from Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines.
“My wide receivers coach was down at Michigan working the camp and he called me to tell me that Michigan had offered me a scholarship,” Stevens told The Michigan Insider.
“When I heard the news, I was pretty excited because of Michigan’s history and especially Coach Harbaugh coming back as the head coach. I’m grateful for the offer and I’m glad they feel I am worthy of even getting an offer to Michigan.”
After hearing news of the offer, Stevens caught up with a member of Michigan’s coaching staff to discuss the possibility of playing defense at the next level as well.
“When I was on the phone, I liked how he believed I could play on both sides of the ball as either a safety or wide receiver,” Stevens said.
“I also liked the hospitality down there that my coach told me about like how they treated him coming from Tennessee. Lastly, I like how Harbaugh is changing things there and how the players are reacting to him.”
The 6-2, 190-pound early four-star prospect featured his versatility on both sides of the ball this past season and the opportunity to play on either side in Ann Arbor has him even more interested in the Wolverines.
“That sounds great because I love both sides of the ball and with Michigan liking me on both sides of the ball, then that is definitely a plus,” said Stevens.
With an offer now in hand from Michigan, Stevens hopes to make the trek north this upcoming season to get a better feeling of life in Ann Arbor.
“I will most definitely visit,” said Stevens. “I am going to take a visit up there for a game or so and see how they perform in front of their crowd and the game plan. I also want to take a tour around the campus and see how campus life is. I will also ask around about the academics too.”
Stevens sits as Scout’s No. 8 ranked wide receiver in the South for 2017 and with his offer list and schools of interest continuing to grow, he’s now working to check out a few of those places this summer.
“My recruiting is going great,” said Stevens. “As of right now, it is kind of settling down because teams are working on themselves and getting ready for their season. Throughout the summer, it has been great and I have been visited Alabama. I’m planning to go see USC and maybe to Florida State.”
Stevens doesn’t yet have a list of top schools and is open to everyone right now.