2014 DB Rico Lewis keeps tabs on U-M

Michigan found an under-the-radar prospect early on in 2013 tight end commit Khalid Hill (Detroit/East English Village). The coaching staff saw something it liked, offered, and Hill committed. There's a chance the Wolverines could have the same type of success with one of Hill's teammates, 2014 defensive back Rico Lewis.

"Michigan is my No. 1 school," he said. "I like the tradition and the program itself, and if they offered it would be hard to pass up."

Lewis doesn't hold any offers, but he has been in contact with a few schools early on.

"I've gotten mail from Michigan so far, and Michigan State started talking to me last weekend," he said. "[Michigan State] invited me to a game and they want to get me up there, so I plan on doing that."

Since Lewis has a teammate already committed to Michigan, naturally he hears about the Wolverines from Hill. The two have discussed Michigan, and since Lewis is already a fan there isn't much that needs to be said.

"He talks to me about it a lot," Lewis said. "He tells me about how he wants me to come up with him for a game. I was planning on going up there, but I haven't set anything up yet."

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound defensive back has good size for his position and his age. His school, previously known as Crockett High School, just went through a transition to become East English Village Prep. Normally that might be confusing for college coaches, but luckily for Lewis he has teammates in the 2013 class who are being recruited.

Outside of Hill, defensive backs Desmond King and Khalil Hill are also being looked at by various schools. The attention will certainly help him in the future.