Calif. Ath Zion Babb and Michigan, Favorites

Most colleges are recruiting Alhambra's Zion Babb as a wide receiver -- not Michigan. And there is a reason Michigan fans were hoping Babb would show up at the U-M camp. And -- Babb names his offers and his top five here.

Zion Babb Profile

GoBlueWolverine note: some of Babb's Alhambra coaches worked the Michigan camp last week ... which is why there were hopes that Babb would make it to A2 to camp as well ... finances prevented his trip however. Here is's latest on him.

Zion Babb, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound four-star receiver out of Alhambra (Calif.), is at five scholarship offers heading into the summer.

Michigan, California, Oregon, Arizona and UNLV have offered Babb, while he continues to hear from Nebraska, LSU, USC and UCLA.

"My top five is USC, Cal, UCLA, Michigan and Nebraska," said Babb. "I'm going to wait to take all five trips and I'll decide in January."

Babb, whose father Lance was a track star at USC, said that among his top five no favorite has emerged, though his long-standing ties to USC has put them in a good position. He does still await an offer from the Trojans.

Babb was one of the most impressive players at the B2G Elite Football Program this past weekend. He had a slow start at the beginning of the first practice, but from that point on, he was probably the most dominant receiver in attendance.

Interestingly enough, Michigan and Cal like Babb for the defensive side of the ball. "Cal and Michigan told me they like me as a defensive back, maybe as a cornerback," said Babb. "I prefer to play receiver, but I'm open." Babb's only previous camp experience this year was at the Nike Camp in Los Angeles, where he clocked a 4.6 in the forty, a time he was somewhat disappointed in. A trackster, Babb said he would like to possibly do track in college.

During his junior year, Babb had 54 receptions for 919 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Academically, Babb has a 2.3 GPA and scored a 950 on the old-style SAT.

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