Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s satellite camp tour targeted spots where there were high-profile prospects and potential commitments.
This approach is already paying off.
According to 247Sports’ Steve Lorenz and Scout.com, two players from Lee County (Leesburg, Ga.) committed Saturday. Michigan worked a satellite camp in Leesburg the evening of June 2.
Class of 2017 four-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon and 2018 four-star safety/linebacker Otis Reese were on campus Saturday and gave Michigan their pledge.
Scout.com’s Chad Simmons posted a photo of the commits with Harbaugh, wearing a Lee shirt like the players, U-M linebackers coach Chris Partridge (their primary recruiter) and defensive coordinator Don Brown.
Solomon’s commitment was a bit of a surprise because Alabama was considered his leader and he was coming off a positive visit to Georgia.
“I was in love with the football aspect of Georgia,” Solomon told SECCountry.com. “I was cool with players there, but at the end of the day, it comes down to what will help me 10 years, 20 years after football and Michigan provides the best opportunities for me.”
At 6 feet 3 and 305 pounds, Solomon is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 6 defensive tackle in the 2017 class and the No. 96 player overall in the class. That makes him the second highest-rated recruit of Michigan’s 15 in that class.
Reese is 6-foot-2, 195 pounds and becomes the fourth player in the 2018 class and the second Georgia player, joining Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson offensive guard Jalil Irvin, who committed June 3.
Contributing: USA TODAY High School Sports