One of the more fertile recruiting grounds is down in the Sunshine State and the Wolverines have put an heavy emphasis on actively recruiting there. In the past two recruiting classes, Michigan made a splash signing eight prospects from Florida and have continued to look to find more talent for future classes to come. The Wolverines have targeted and recently extended another offer out in the Sunshine State to Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage 2018 wide receiver Anthony Schwartz, which was one he didn’t see coming.
“My head coach told me that they offered me and then Coach Hastings called me and told me I had the offer,” Schwartz told The Michigan Insider. “He also said that he wants me because I have the aggressiveness most people don’t have. Not really (did I expect the offer), but I was very excited when I found out about it because they are a great program.”
“It means a lot to know that one of the best schools in the nation wants me.”
The dynamic and speedy 6-foot, 175-pound Schwartz admits he now plans to check out Ann Arbor since landing the offer, especially knowing the excellence they have on and off the field.
“I know that Michigan is one of the top football schools and also one of the top business schools, which is also what I really like about the school,” said Schwartz. It’s very big because that’s what I want to major in.”
So where do the Maize and Blue now sit for the talented Scout 300 wide out?
“They are definitely near the top,” said Schwartz.
While it’s still early in the recruiting process for Schwartz, he knows the main factors he will take into consideration. However, proximity to home won’t be one of them.
“The ability to do both football and track, how the school helps student athletes, ability to play early,” said Schwartz. “No, distance won’t be though.”
Moving forward, Schwartz plans to visit Florida, Auburn, Georgia, and Florida State