Just got done chatting with Yannick Ngakoue, Michigan's most recent offer. Yannick is a four-star LB (Rivals; unranked) out of Washington, DC. His offer sheet includes Tennessee, Florida State, West Virginia, Rutgers and Maryland. What we discussed:
- Michigan contacted him a little over a week ago and offered today. He expected the offer because "Michigan knows that I am a Division 1 caliber player".
- His interest in Michigan is high: "They are definitely one of my top schools and I want to visit within the next couple months"
- He likes the academic factor and the tradition, but also likes "how the team plays like a family".
- He will be watching the basketball game tonight because Coach Mallory told him to.
- Sandlot is his favorite movie. Yannick and I share the same favorite part as well....the "forever, forever" part.
If I recall correctly, most of Yannick's offers have come relatively recently, so he could be a diamond in the rough type player that Michigan got in on at the right time. I'll be checking back in with Yannick soon for updates regarding his recruitment.