The Michigan Wolverines continue to be active on the recruiting trail this week, as they reportedly extended a scholarship offer on Wednesday afternoon to class of 2015 five-star wide receiver and Tennessee Volunteers commit Preston Williams, per 247 Sports’ Steve Lorenz.
Williams, 2015’s top ranked receiver according to 247 and Scout.com, is the second high profile player at his position offered by the Wolverines this week. Michigan also offered four-star prospect Auden Tate on Monday afternoon.
At 6-4, 190 pounds, Williams has shown he is an elite playmaker and some believe that he is a higher-rated prospect than George Campbell, who of course decommitted from Michigan in December.
While he is currently committed to Tennessee, he has shown interest in looking around before signing day, and told MGoBlog’s Brandon Brown that he “100 percent” plans on making a visit to Ann Arbor.
Michigan’s recent efforts on the recruiting trail show that they are still committed to bringing in highly-rated pass catchers to add to Doug Nussmeier‘s offense. It was definitely a blow to lose Campbell, as he was a high school teammate of 2014 offensive tackle commit Mason Cole and would have been the prize of the class.
Michigan may be on the outside looking in for his services, but fans should at least be encouraged by the fact that Brady Hoke and the Wolverines are still in the ears of some of the most talented prospects in the nation.
It will be an uphill battle to keep these types of players interested with their recent on-field performance, but with everyone’s jobs on the line this year, Michigan’s staff will continue to pull out all the stops to put an elite product on the field every season.