Year in and year out, California produces as much talent as any state in America, with some cycles yielding up to 35 four and five-star prospects. Michigan, like most programs across the country, attempt to mine the state for prospect gold.
Over the years, it’s worked, with players like Tom Brady, Amani Toomer, Leon Hall and Donovan Warren. With that connection in mind, Jim Harbaugh has continued some of the momentum, signing elite prospects like David Long (2016) and Kekoa Crawford (2016), among others.
Their efforts in the state in 2018 have continued. Most years, things don’t heat up between U-M and California prospects until official visit seasons, as cross-country unofficial visits are expensive. With that in mind, here are some Golden State talents Michigan fans will be hearing about as the recruiting process continues:
Gardena Serra safety Bryan Addison: Addison has quickly moved himself up U-M’s recruiting board after an offer from the staff a couple of months ago. UCLA and Cal are two other programs in hot pursuit, but USC will always be a school to watch if they decide to turn things up, as they have signed double-digit prospects from Serra in the last five recruiting cycles. He projects as a deep safety in Michigan’s defense.