NorCal Satellite Camp Recap

The Michigan Insider recaps Michigan's Northern California satellite camp.

The Michigan satellite camp tour continued on Thursday with a stop to Northern California. This region in particular is filled with talented division one prospects and the Michigan coaching staff saw many in attendance or participating.

Here are The Michigan Insider's notes about certain Wolverines targets that made an appearance at the camp.

Popo Aumave

The four-star defensive lineman came to the camp and spent a lot of time with Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison. He spent time working out on the offensive and defensive line, Michigan isn't sure where he wants to play. However, one of the best lineman at the camp, he says he prefers playing defense because he likes to be aggressive. He has really connect with Tony Tuioti and Tuioti has really connected with the young man’s mom. Aumavae says he will definitely take an official visit to Michigan and says distance is not a factor. He is 6’5, 290-pounds and is in terrific shape.

DJ Johnson

The four-star defensive lineman has about 50 offers and word was Michigan has slipped from major contention for his services. However, he insists that is not true and he says he has frequent contact with the U-M coaching staff. Johnson says that he will take an official visit to Michigan. He did not work out during the camp.

Josh Falo

The four-star tight end says he has a great connection with tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh. Falo says he feels like Jay Harbaugh is down to earth and would be a good mentor for him. Falo says he will visit Michigan for sure and loves how Michigan utilizes its tight ends in the offense.

Jimmy Jaggers

The four-star tight end had a really nice day, showed real fluidity for a big guy and had really nice hands. Jaggers is another kid that has really bonded with Jay Harbaugh. At one point it appeared that Michigan was his leader. Now, he seems more open, much more open. You can maybe say he prefers to be on the West Coast. He says he isn’t locked in to it, but he says he isn’t as open to leaving the state. USC and UCLA have caught his attention. He has warmed up to the idea of staying in-state.

Trajon Cotton

The three-star safety was a kid that hadn’t really been hearing from Michigan. However, contact has picked up recently. Because of that interest in Michigan has picked up. He said he is a guy that can play corner or safety and U-M likes his versatility. He is a guy that has connected with Jay Harbaugh. He will visit Michigan and did not work out during the camp.

Najee Harris

The number one player in the country is a grown man. That kid is all of 6’2, 220-pounds. He came out to the camp and stepped up in USC gear. That is something that will alarm Alabama fans. He is a kid that doesn’t give you too much, he keeps things close to the vest. His recruitment is open, he said he will not comment on his rapport with the Michigan coaches. Spent a lot of time with running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley and Bam Richards. He seemed to take to Wheatley’s coaching, we don’t know how that will weigh into his decision making. But it appeared he had a strong rapport with the Michigan coaching staff.

Aaron Banks

The four-star offensive lineman watched offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tim Drevno like a hawk. Sam talked to him afterwards, liked Drevno’s coaching style. Distance is not a factor to him because growing up he played AAU basketball. He wants to be an early enrollee and he plans on cutting down his list in the next couple of weeks to 15 or 12 schools. He will take some vistis in the summer to cut down his list, he guarantees a visit to Michigan. Likely an unofficial.

Jalen McKenzie

The four-star offensive lineman has really connected with a particular Michigan coach. McKenzie really likes Drevno’s coaching style, he loves the Michigan offense. He also guarantees a visit. When asked about his brother, Kahlil who plays for Tennessee, and whether playing with him is an option, he says he thinks about it. He’s open right now and the camp experience opened his eyes towards the Wolverines. Top performing OL at the camp.

Isaiah Foskey

This 2019 prospect from Concord De La Salle holds a Michigan offer and was one of the top tight ends at the camp. Foskey says he really likes Jay Harbaugh. Former teammate and incoming Wolverine, Devin Asiasi, mentored him at De La Salle and he looks favorably on Michigan. It’s far too early to  start talking about visits and favorites considering he is a 2019 recruit. The chance to work with Michigan opened his eyes. Foskey showed good speed and nice hands. Michigan looked at him a lot throughout the camp, he got better as the day went on.

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