Earlier this month, the Michigan Wolverines put out a key offer in the 2022 recruiting cycle. Juwan Howard and his staff decided to offer 2022 prospect Dereck Lively.
2022 four-star center Dereck Lively II, who just received a Michigan offer, is an intriguing prospect #GoBlue— TheWolverine.com (@TheWolverineMag) May 12, 2021
“I’ve been trying to show that I’m more than just a big man.”
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Lively comes out of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania and is currently rated as a four-star prospect and the best player in the state by by 247Sports. The recruiting site also lists him at 7-foot-1 and 220 pounds. Along with Michigan, he also currently has offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgetown, and LSU among others.
Michigan currently has no commitments in the program’s 2022 recruiting class, though the Wolverines have recruited exceptionally well since Howard arrived on campus, including the nation’s top class in the 2021 cycle. Adding a prospect like Lively would certainly get things rolling in 2022 and build what could be a special class in Ann Arbor. Of course, any decision will likely be some time off as Lively currently has no Crystal Ball selections on 247Sports.