Divinity updates summer recruiting

Marrero (La.) outside linebacker Michael Divinity is working hard over the summer in the hopes it leads to a championship during his senior season. On top of that is the recruiting process, which he seems to be enjoying as he gets to know each program better

Summer is in full swing and for some that means taking vacations and enjoying down time. But for four-star Marrero (La.) outside linebacker Michael Divinity, it means more time dedicated to improving his game.

With his senior season on the horizon, Divinity wants to finish his career at John Ehret High School by leaving a lasting impact and earning a state championship.

“All I’ve been worrying about is getting bigger and faster and stronger, and trying to get a championship for my teammates,” he said.

Divinity, like many other high school players, will be juggling on the field expectations with the non-stop recruiting cycle. He knows when he’ll make a decision, but until then he’s taking his time and keeping his eyes open.

“Basically I’m wide open with it,” he said. “I just want to weigh my options and look at everything and then make my decision in December.”

Divinity has officials lined up for Florida State (Sep. 5), Texas A&M (Sep. 11) and Oregon (late September). On those trips, he said he’ll be evaluating the education system each university provides, his relationships with the coaches and whether or not the place generally fits him.

However, those aren’t the only big name programs that want Divinity as he holds additional offers from Ole Miss, Georgia, Florida and nearby LSU to name a few. So far, he’s enjoyed getting to know as much about each school as he possibly can.

“I love the attention I’m getting and feedback and information,” he said. “I can’t wait to experience it on the officials.”

When it comes to the Ducks, a team that has been on his radar for some time, Divinity spoke highly of outside linebackers coach Erik Chinander and defensive coordinator Don Pellum. Whether it’s the coaches contacting him or visa versa, Divinity said they speak weekly and have been building a growing bond over the past few months.

“My relationship with them is great,” he said. “I love them. It’s just fun talking to them. Talking football and sometimes just talking family things.”

Oregon has two true linebackers attached to the class already and another spot could be filled soon with the upcoming decision of four-star prospect Bryce Youngquist. In a year where the Ducks have targeted and ultimately succeeded in landing talented linebacker prospects, Divinity, the second highest ranked prospect the program has offered next to top outside linebacker Caleb Kelly, would be another significant commitment.

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