The Wolverines have found plenty of success down in the Sunshine State as of late. The 2016 recruiting class saw the Wolverines sign six prospects.
Now, Michigan is looking to ride that wave of momentum and make an even bigger splash by targeting many of the top players in the recruiting hotbed of Florida.
One recruit that the Maize and Blue monitored and extended an offer to is Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar junior inside linebacker Shanon Reid. An offer the Sunshine State standout couldn’t even believe.
“When I was talking to (Defensive Coordinator) Coach Don Brown, he had talked to my coach and then the next day I came to school and my coach told me I had an offer from Michigan,” Reid told The Michigan Insider. “At first, it didn't hit me until I thought about it like this is my first Big Ten school to offer me, so I know I had to make this school one of my top schools when I make a top list. (Coach Brown) is also cool and seems like he can get me to where I want to in my life and education, too.
“I felt it was coming because most of the time when I talk to coaches on (Twitter,) I mostly get a offer from them. So it didn't come as a surprise.”
The 6-1, 195-pound versatile standout doesn’t have much background on the Wolverine program but hopes to change that when he travels up to Ann Arbor.
“To tell the truth, (I don’t know) nothing yet (on Michigan) but I am hoping to learn a lot when I come up there. I’ll probably visit in the summer.”
Reid plans to start checking out several schools this summer or during the season