BUFORD, Ga. – Five-star offensive guard Jamaree Salyer can pretty much attend any school in the country -- and for good reason, too.
He’s just that good.
And, well, he showcased his 6-foot-4, 342-pound frame at The Opening regionals on Sunday. The end result, of course, was the he won the majority of his 1-on-1 match ups by simply overpowering his opponents with is size, speed and rare athleticism. After the event, to no surprise, he earned an invite to The Opening Finals held at Nike Headquarters this summer June.
Salyer’s recruitment is heating up, too.
Upcoming, Salyer says he plans to attend Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State for their spring games. He even noted that he plans to announce his commitment sometime after his senior season.
However, where does that leave Michigan? Well, the Wolverines initially made contact with Salyer through Tyrone Wheatley, who has since left U-M for a position with the Jacksonville Jaguars. With Wheatley gone, it's clearly left a void in Michigan’s recruitment with Salyer, right? Not exactly, he says.
“Definitely still interest,” Salyer told The Michigan Insider.
“They just have a great tradition of having, first, a great academic institution and secondly, great athletics,” he said. “I know coach (Jim) Harbaugh is doing a great job up there. Maybe and you think about it, they were one game away from being in that final four.”
Salyer continued to rave about Harbaugh.
“Just how energetic he is,” he said of Harbaugh. “How he loves the game. I know most people tell me that they can how much I enjoy the game, and I kind of just looking for a guy who loves it as much as I do.”
While no visit has been set with Michigan, Salyer insists he would like to visit U-M’s campus soon.
“I would like to go for a visit,” he said. “I just want to be able to get comfortable around the coaches and build more a relationship with the coaches. Lastly, I just want to be able to experience the atmosphere they have up there.”