Michigan found an under-the-radar prospect early on in 2013 tight end commit Khalid Hill (Detroit/East English Village). The coaching staff saw something it liked, offered, and Hill committed. There's a chance the Wolverines could have the same type of success with one of Hill's teammates, 2014 defensive back Rico Lewis.
"Michigan is my No. 1 school," he said. "I like the tradition and the program itself, and if they offered it would be hard to pass up."
Lewis doesn't hold any offers, but he has been in contact with a few schools early on.
"I've gotten mail from Michigan so far, and Michigan State started talking to me last weekend," he said. "[Michigan State] invited me to a game and they want to get me up there, so I plan on doing that."
Since Lewis has a teammate already committed to Michigan, naturally he hears about the Wolverines from Hill. The two have discussed Michigan, and since Lewis is already a fan there isn't much that needs to be said.
"He talks to me about it a lot," Lewis said. "He tells me about how he wants me to come up with him for a game. I was planning on going up there, but I haven't set anything up yet."
The 6-foot-2, 170-pound defensive back has good size for his position and his age. His school, previously known as Crockett High School, just went through a transition to become East English Village Prep. Normally that might be confusing for college coaches, but luckily for Lewis he has teammates in the 2013 class who are being recruited.