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April 2021

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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48 THE WOLVERINE APRIL 2021 BY EJ HOLLAND A t The Wolverine, we pride our- selves on hitting the recruiting trail to see prospects Michigan is re- cruiting live at games and various events. Over the month of February, I traveled across the country and got a look at several commits and targets. Here are the five best I saw: 5. WR Kojo Antwi, Suwanee (Ga.) Lambert Antwi completely took over the first day of the tournament at the NFA 7v7 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The 2022 target is a complete wide re- ceiver that can literally do it all. The 6-1, 185-pound Antwi, who is ranked as the No. 10 wide receiver and No. 87 overall recruit nation- ally, runs terrific routes and knows how to get open. He has the speed to stretch the field, and is springy and capable of making athletic grabs. And he just has a knack for finding the spot in the defense, especially in the red zone. While nothing really pops out about Antwi, he's superb in all areas. 4. ATH Kaleb Brown, Chicago St. Rita Brown was his usual explosive self at NFA 7v7 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Ri-'s No. 4 athlete and No. 72 overall prospect nationally is one of the most electric prospects this cycle. The U-M target is built like a run- ning back and rushed for 2,000 yards as a sophomore, and he's also a dy- namite slot receiver. The 2022 pros- pect reminds me a lot of NFL wide- out Golden Tate, who also happened to be a high school running back. There is so much you can do with this 5-11, 183-pounder, and he would absolutely kill it in Michigan's "speed in space" offense. 3. CB Jaylon Guilbeau, Port Arthur (Texas) Memoria l At 6-0 and 175 pounds, the Texas commit has a muscular build with a ton of length. rates him as the No. 23 cornerback and No. 212 overall prospect in the 2022 class. He can be physical, but actually builds his game around his speed and instincts. Guilbeau can play on an is- land on the outside, and he showed his flexibility at the Pylon 7v7 in Jackson- ville, Fla., working mostly in a nickel- type position against quicker slot re- ceivers. Guilbeau broke up several passes and was one of the tournament's top performers. It is no surprise Michigan is looking to flip him from the Long- horns. 2. S Bryce Anderson, Beaumont (Texas) West Brook A high school quarterback, Anderson uses his understanding of the game to his advantage while playing safety. The Rivals100 prospect is extremely smart and instinctual, and knows how to bait quarterbacks into throwing his way. Anderson broke up several passes at the Pylon 7v7 in Dallas and was a true ball hawk on the back end. He earned an invitation to the Pylon All- American Game on the spot and even caught the attention of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who was in attendance. Anderson, the nation's No. 4 safety and No. 43 overall prospect in the 2022 class per, is one of Michi- gan's top overall targets this cycle. 1. WR Tyler Morris, La Grange Park (Ill.) Nazareth Academy I've seen Morris so many times. But his performance at the NFA 7v7 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was his best yet. The 2022 Rivals100 prospect was the most dominant player I saw on day two of the tournament and re- ally separated himself from other elite prospects in attendance. Morris has the ability to take over games without you really taking no- tice. He is one of the best route run- ners and natural pass catchers I've ever covered. An underrated athlete, he can make acrobatic grabs. Morris, the No. 8 wide receiver and No. 78 overall prospect nationally ac- cording to, created separa- tion like no other receiver at the event and left with a torn-up shirt thanks to so many opposing defensive backs holding him. That was the only way to slow him down. WHAT WILL JOHNSON BRINGS TO THE CLASS Michigan landed its most important recruit of the cycle in five-star Grosse Pointe (Mich.) South cornerback Will Johnson to cap off the month of Feb- ruary. Johnson,'s No. 13 over- all prospect nationally, is one of the true elite players in the 2022 class. Per- haps nobody knows Johnson's game better than Grosse Pointe South head coach Tim Brandon, who showered Michigan's new trophy recruit with compliments. "I've been coaching 32 years now, and he is absolutely the best skill player I've ever coached," Brandon said. "He's an elite talent. He's a hard worker. He knows the game. His foot- ball IQ is off the charts. "He has it all in regards to his phys- ical attributes with his length, height, speed, toughness and work ethic, which drives him to be that much better." Johnson, the son of ex-Wolverine Deon Johnson, locked down his side of the field every Friday night for Grosse Pointe South in the fall. In ad- dition to that, Johnson started at wide receiver and also saw plenty of time as his team's wildcat quarterback. MICHIGAN RECRUITING The Best Recruits We Saw In February Michigan target Tyler Morris,'s No. 8 wide receiver and No. 78 overall pros- pect nationally, stood out at the NFA 7v7 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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