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For 14 months, college campuses and recruits have existed in separate spheres. An elongated, pandemic-induced dead period kept burgeoning high school prospects at home, preventing them from taking official visits.
As the calendar flips to June, though, the dead period is at last set to expire. And Ty Rodgers is wasting no time hitting the road.
Rodgers, a class of 2022 4-star forward, is heading to Ann Arbor when first permitted, making the hour drive southbound from Grand Blanc, MI., for his first official visit on June 1st and 2nd.
“His relationship with Michigan has been pretty good,” Mike Thomas, Rodgers’ coach at Grand Blanc Community High School, said earlier this week. “Juwan has done a really good job at recruitment, staying in contact with him. He’s done a good job with making him a priority.”
As the Wolverines search for their first building block in the 2022 class, Rodgers has emerged as just that — a priority. Michigan began recruiting Rodgers under John Beilein, when Rodgers was just in eighth grade.