No. 3 RB T.J. Pledger Talks Michigan Interest

Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 2018 RB T.J. Pledger is building bond with Michigan, updates recruitment.

Rated the No. 3 running back in the latest Scout.com player rankings, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy’s T.J. Pledger already has racked up notable offers from LSU, Georgia and USC, among others.

You can also name the Michigan Wolverines to that list.

In fact, the four-star standout says he’s been in consistent contact with U-M running back coach, Jay Harbaugh, who’s made a strong effort in recruiting the nations No. 20 overall player.

“I’ve been talking to coach (Jay) Harbaugh lately,” Pledger said. “It’s been going good, just talking it up, getting to know each other.”

As of right now, Pledger says he hasn’t made plans yet to visit Michigan. However, if does make his way up to Ann Arbor, he admits he has a general idea of what he would like to see.

“Like always, just want to see a family environment,” Pledger said. “If it’s a great place to be on and off the field.”

Although, Pledger says he does know a little bit about U-M’s football background, he still says he has much to learn about Michigan’s program.

“I just know it’s a great historic program with great history,” Pledger said. “Pretty much, nothing much besides that, I know they got a pretty good thing going on right now.”

Coming up, Pledger says he will announce his list of top schools next week. He also noted he hasn’t decided on his commitment timeline as of yet.


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