Big Catch: 4-star WR, Top 100 recruit commits to Michigan
One of the best receivers in the 2020 recruiting class is headed to Michigan.
Wednesday afternoon, Michigan received a verbal commitment from four-star wide receiver and top 100 prospect A.J. Henning. Ranked as the No. 16 receiver in the class, Henning immediately jumps to the top of the Wolverines’ recruiting board as the highest-rated prospect.
Henning made his announcement in a video that he posted on Twitter. He’s the 17th player to join Michigan’s class and is the first listed receiver of the group.
I’m coming home…
100% C O M M I T T E D ✍🏾 pic.twitter.com/WTPUKbmyOQ
— AJ H3nning (@AJHenning3) June 26, 2019
A 5-foot-10, 185-pound receiver, Henning is a native of Frankfort, Illinois and is listed as the state’s top prospect of the 2020 class. Overall, he’s ranked as the No. 80 player this cycle, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
The addition of Henning helps bolster an already-loaded recruiting class for Jim Harbaugh and his staff. Seven of the 17 members are four-star prospects, giving the Wolverines the nation’s ninth-best recruiting class. In the B1G, Michigan ranks second, behind only Ohio State, which sits at No. 5.
Henning was a hot prospect on the recruiting trail with his excellent speed, great hands and route-running skills. The Illinois native received nearly 30 offers from several elite programs, including 13 B1G programs — Maryland being the only outlier. Henning picked Michigan over offers from Notre Dame, Alabama, Ohio State, Illinois, LSU and several other programs.
Michigan has been very active in the month of June on the recruiting front, but this was one of the most important pickups for the Wolverines this season.