Michigan went to Kansas to sign a little-known recruit named Ronnie Bell last winter.
And now the Wolverines have done the same with their 2019 class.
Leawood (Kansas) Blue Valley North athlete Amauri Pesek-Hickson committed to Michigan on Saturday while in Ann Arbor for a visit. He announced the news on his Twitter account.
Pesek-Hickson is ranked by 247Sports Composite as a 3-star prospect, the No. 824 recruit in the nation and the sixth-best prospect from Kansas.
He was offered by Michigan on Oct. 30.
“He’s this cycle’s Ronnie Bell, at least at this point,” said 247Sports analyst Steve Lorenz. “He came from completely off the radar.”
Pesek-Hickson has been a versatile offensive weapon for his high school team this year. He has 95 rushes for 814 yards with seven touchdowns and 44 receptions for 725 yards and 13 touchdowns.
The Wolverines appear to want Pesek-Hickson to play defense.
“I think he projects to the defensive side of the ball,” Lorenz said. “I think he either is going to be an outside linebacker or a safety. I think he is a plus-plus athlete. You watch the film and you say, ‘How does this guy only have one scholarship offer?’ “
With Pesek-Hickson’s commitment, Michigan has 25 commitments in its 2019 class, which is ranked No. 9 in the nation and tops in the Big Ten.
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