Michigan Football is trending toward 4-star cornerback Jayden Sanders for 2025
Michigan Football is trending toward 4-star cornerback Jayden Sanders for 2025

Michigan secondary coach LaMar Morgan has already signed two of the top safety prospects for the 2025 recruiting class, but the 39-year-old is working hard to sign another talented recruit this cycle.

The Wolverines are looking for four-star cornerback Kilgore (Texas) Jayden Sanderswith a 93.8% chance of landing the 6-foot-2, 175-pound player, according to On3 Sports’ Recruiting Prediction Machine. Sanders is considered the No. 234 overall prospect, No. 27 cornerback and No. 33 player from the state of Texas, according to On3’s industry ratings.

According to Brice Marich of 247Sports, Sanders is still considering five schools in his recruitment: Michigan, Oklahoma State, Baylor, TCU and Vanderbilt. While the Lone Star State native has previously unofficially visited Ann Arbor, Sanders will officially visit Michigan later this month during the annual “Barbeque at the Big House” event. Sanders has previously officially visited Oklahoma State (April 12), Baylor (June 7) and Vanderbilt (June 14).

Here’s how Gabe Brooks, scouting analyst at 247Sports, rates Sanders:

“Size not confirmed, but looks big and wiry. Instinctive three-phase playmaker with strong football pedigree as the son of a former all-conference corner who played on some great TCU teams of the late 2000s. Three-sport athlete with experience in basketball and track that translates into functional athleticism on the court. Thrives in the open court with over-the-basket finishing skills. Productive in all three phases, including two special teams TDs as a junior. Long-range threat with vertical throws as a receiver. Big-framed corner on defense with potential for a framed boundary corner role, though skills and instincts could also be a great fit as a safety. Not necessarily a top-end burner, but pretty quick with an unorthodox gait, but won’t get caught from behind. Real Power Four candidate in the secondary. Has the developmental potential to be a difference maker in college with NFL draft potential.”

Morgan and the Michigan team appear to be moving quickly here with Sanders. The Wolverines only extended an offer to the four-star corner a little over a month ago, on June 6, but they’ve already secured an official visit and are considered the frontrunner in the race, according to On3.

Since being hired by head coach Sherrone Moore as the program’s assistant coach, Morgan has quickly emerged as one of the top recruiters on the Wolverines’ new team. First, the 39-year-old secured commitments from FCS All-American cornerback Aamir Hall (Albany) and collateral Wesley Walker (Tennessee) and Jaden Mangham (Michigan State) from the transfer portal this spring. More recently, Morgan has received verbal commitments from four-star safeties Julian Taylor And Winston-Kainoa in the 2025 recruiting class, including Taylor’s transfer from Notre Dame.

Michigan’s class is currently ranked 11th in the country and 4th in the Big Ten, although the Wolverines’ average player rating of 91.85 (247Sports) is the third-best mark in the conference and eighth-best nationally.

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