Michigan QB’s 2022 five-star target discusses Michigan interest, conversations with Harbaugh, Weiss, McCarthy
Five-star 2024 quarterback Julian Sayin (Carlsbad, Calif.) had an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor last week — Sayin visited Michigan’s coaching staff and facetime head coach Jim Harbaugh, who was at the Masters.
Maize n Brew spoke with Sayin about his visit to Michigan, and he said “the visit was great”.
“They definitely take pride of place in my recruiting,” Sayin said.
Sayin describes himself as a very accurate QB with a high football IQ, he said he can make running plays and improvise.
Sayin had a good chat with offensive co-coordinator/quarterbacks coach Matt Weiss, who got into the scheme and what he likes about Sayin’s skill set. “I was able to sit down and talk the ball with Coach Weiss and really enjoyed it,” Sayin said. “Talking about scheme and how I would fit into their offense.”
Weiss told Sayin he liked his style of play and felt his high school offense, which runs a professional style and sometimes goes under center, would translate well to Michigan’s scheme.
Sayin was lucky enough to watch the Michigan 2021 game film and he’s a fan of how the offense attacks. “I like what they do. They protect their quarterback and organize their shots well,” Sayin said.
Sayin noted that Jim Harbaugh said Sayin was a priority for the program. “He was very sincere and really honest,” Sayin said. “He said he wanted to be my main scout. I look forward to continuing our relationship.
Sayin said he plans to get back with Harbaugh after he completes his touring list. Sayin recently met Michigan, Georgia, Notre Dame and Ole Miss, and also plans to visit Texas, Texas A&M and Florida in the near future.
While Sayin isn’t in a rush to make a commitment decision, he said Michigan is one of the schools that stands out, in part because of the program’s culture — which became evident when Weiss introduced Sayin. to quarterback JJ McCarthy, who Sayin called “really cool.”
“We talked for a few minutes, and he had really good things to say about the program and the coaching staff,” Sayin said. “Even Coach Weiss was saying how different the culture in that room was just and I definitely saw that.”
We’ll see where Sayin’s recruiting ends up, but as things stand, Sayin has enjoyed his time in Ann Arbor. “I loved it especially since it was my first time going there,” Sayin said. “Ann Arbor was awesome and I enjoyed my stay there.”
The 6-foot-1 Sayin is the No. 7 prospect overall in the Class of 2024 and the No. 2 quarterback nationally according to 247 Sports.