The Golden State is a recruiting hotbed year in and year out and continues to produce some of the nation’s best. One of those upcoming prospects nationally is Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey 2019 defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux.
The four-star prospect already holds several offers, but saw his offer list continue to grow on Tuesday when the Wolverines came calling.
“I found out through my coach at the end of practice,” Thibodeaux told The Michigan Insider. “I honestly was shocked because I haven't heard any news about Michigan looking at me before and I have a lot of respect for (Head) Coach (Jim) Harbaugh. I was flabbergasted. I am honored and I am truly blessed because that means that my hard work and dedication I have put in is finally paying off and people are starting to watch me.”
With an offer now in hand from the Wolverines, the athletic 6-foot-4, 230-pounder likes many aspects about the Maize and Blue, especially their aggressive and attacking defense.
“I know that they had the best defense last year and that they have a great law school,” said Thibodeux. “Yeah, (I’m looking to study law). I love the defense, it’s like when I'm in my room watching TV and my mom yells out, "Kayvon Dinner is ready!!!”
Thibodeaux now hopes to visit Ann Arbor in the future and get the opportunity to meet Michigan’s headman, who he thinks very highly of.
“I feel that he is a legend,” said Thibodeaux. “I have the most high respect for him and what he has accomplished. Yes, (he is a coach I would want to play for).”