February 23, 2012

Jalen Tabor picks up Michigan offer

Michigan's coaching staff is less than a month removed from inking the Class of 2012, but they've already put together many of the important pieces of their 2013 crop. With that in mind, they've shifted plenty of their focus to the 2014 recruiting class.

One sophomore prospect that has seen Michigan show interest lately is Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate Academy cornerback Jalen Tabor. The 6-1, 176-pounder picked up an offer from the Wolverines' coaching staff over the weekend.

The Wolverines are hardly ahead of the game when it comes to offering Tabor. Programs like Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and Virginia Tech are just a few of the other schools that have offered. In all, twelve schools have thrown their hats in the ring already. Tabor has even visited a few schools on recruiting trips already.

Now that Michigan is in the picture, Tabor hopes to take a trip out to Ann Arbor. He's busy during the school year, but is eyeing his summer vacation as an opportunity to see Michigan.

He's interested in hearing a few things from Michigan's coaches about their program. He's familiar with the Wolverines' history of success, but wants to take a closer look at depth chart and academics for all of his suitors before narrowing his list.

One thing is for certain: Michigan can certainly use a defensive back with Tabor's skills. At 6-1, 176 pounds, he has excellent size for the defensive secondary - and he's just a sophomore. He projects to either corner or safety, but his preference is to play on the edge.

When the book is closed on the Class of 2013 and Michigan's focus shifts fully to 2014, you can bet Tabor is one of the prospects right at the top of their list.

Embedded combine highlights and interview took place before Michigan offered.

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