One of the fastest rising prospects on Michigan's 2017 board is Miami (Fla.) Columbus cornerback Trajan Bandy. The four-star prospect already holds offers from Alabama, Clemson, Auburn, Tennessee, and host of other Power five big-timers. Michigan joined the fray last month, and despite being one of his more distant suitors he insists the Wolverines have is attention.
“Michigan is very high on my board,” Bandy told The Michigan Insider. “I really like there coaching staff the way Jim is turning the program around.”
Tennessee was Bandy’s first offer… a distinction that gave the Vols the early lead… and Auburn has generating buzz lately because of his ties to the program (dad went to school there and played football for a year). While those two SEC powers are in strong standing, the program regarded by most as Bandy’s leader is Clemson. Bandy himself had been fueling those beliefs, but recently began taking a more neutral approach.
“I don't have a leader yet, but Clemson is one of my top schools,” Bandy admitted. “I really like there DB coach and DC those guys stay in contact mostly every day.”
That open-minded approach opens the door for the other programs on Bandy’s list. Jim Harbaugh & company are hoping to improve its chances by getting that talented youngster on campus. Bandy doesn’t yet know when he’ll make it up, but he knows what he’ll be looking for when he gets there.
“The most significant factors in that choice is playing time and a solid coaching staff,” he said. “I just want the opportunity to compete for a starting spot whether it's nickel, kickoff… it doesn’t matter. I just want to get out there and show what I can do.”