Michigan mined one of the top corners in the country from the Golden State last year in Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola standout David Long. Now the Wolverines are back California hoping to have similar success with Los Angeles Salesian cornerback Deommodore Lenoir.
Michigan hasn’t been recruiting the talented youngster very long, so he doesn’t yet know a great deal about the Maize & Blue. That said he is aware of the program’s rich tradition and plans to learn more about it in the not too distant future.
"(Michigan offered) about two months ago, and it came out of the blue." Lenoir said. "I know it's a big powerhouse school and I know they get a lot of players to the league. I'll actually be taking a visit sometime in the summer so I can go up there and see everything. I'm supposed to be coming out there this spring too, for the spring game."
The Wolverines may be among the new kids on Lenoir’s recruiting block, but his interest is sincere and definitely strong.
"(The schools sticking out at this point are) Michigan, Oregon, TCU, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, Washington, Nebraska and Louisville,” he said.
That list is by no means final and Lenoir insists things could change dramatically based on visits and new offers. With a decision timeline set for the fall or possibly later, there is plenty of time for current and future suitors to sway him.
“I kind of want to wait (to make a choice),” Lenoir told Scout.com. “I want to take some visits first, but I don’t really know right now.”
When decision time comes there will be some very basic criteria that will determine the victor.
Said Lenoir, "(It will come down to) communication and whatever is I feel comfortable for me in the next three or four years. (Also) a school that can get me a good degree and get me to the league."