Michigan has been busy expanding its Sunshine State under Jim Harbaugh’s watch. The Wolverines especially successful at Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Flanagan High School, where they have received two commitments in Josh Metellus and Devin Gil, and stand a strong chance of landing another in Devin Bush. On a roster filled with Division I prospects, Harbaugh & company clearly have hopes of creating a pipeline to the talent rich school.
This off-season, Flanagan added another premiere player to their roster with the transfer of 2016 wide receiver Dredrick Snelson. The Maize & Blue wasted little time inquiring about the explosive speedster.
“(Michigan) has talked to my head coach about me and they talk all the time anyways,” Nelson told The Michigan Insider. “I haven’t personally talked to the coach, but he talks to my coach all the time. I think it is the defensive coordinator.”
“I’m interested in Michigan a lot. I like everything. Last year they struggled a little bit, but they throw the ball and use their receivers. I know they have a great program. They got the best fan base I have ever seen too. I really want an offer from them and I feel I could be getting that soon.”
“If they offer me, they would be in my top three schools and I would honestly consider Michigan,” said Snelson.
Whether that offer comes or not, a trip to Ann Arbor this summer appears to be in the cards.
“I’m trying to go up there soon and probably go with my teammates,” said Snelson. “I haven’t set anything up, but it should be pretty soon.”
“That would be a great feel (to play with Metellus and Gil at Michigan) because I know those guys and I wouldn’t mind playing with them in college. We already have a bond, so we could go to college and do great things.”
With over 20 offers to date, Snelson has quickly become one of Florida’s top wide receiver commodities. Before naming definitive favorites he hopes to get even hotter.
“My recruitment started off slow, but it has picked up,” said Snelson. “Everything is going good. I’m kind of wide open, but I got a few schools I’m really considering. I’m going to Virginia Tech July 20th and on my way back down, I think I’m going to Florida State and Central Florida.”