Tightening Up The Ship — Maize & Blue Bag No. 1 TE In US In Adams Prieskorn For Class of ’24

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, April 27, 2023, 10:03 am

The nation’s top tight end is taking his talents to Ann Arbor. If you’re from Metro Detroit and you follow high school football, you’re probably quite familiar with him.

Rochester Adams junior All-American Brady Prieskorn committed to the University of Michigan this week, closing the curtain on a breakneck-paced recruitment over the past 18 months that saw him climb the prospect charts at a rapid clip and seemed to gain more momentum and exposure by the day.

ESPN and 24/7 Sports rank him the No.1 tight end in the country. His pledge to become a Wolverine is Michigan’s eight commitment for its Class of 2024.

“He’s big, athletic and does all the little things very well,” 24/7 Midwest Football Recruiting Director Allen Trieu said. “He’s a home-run threat every snap and he’s great blocker. That’s why so many scouts see him as the total package at his position.”

The dynamic 6-foot-6 hybrid pass catcher caught 25 balls for 675 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior in 2022. During his sophomore campaign, he hauled in 35 catches for 820 yards and 10 touchdowns, including a pair of scoring grabs in the state championship game. Adams is a combined 23-3 with Prieskorn as the focal point of its passing attack, including its 2021 trip to Ford Field and the Division 1 state finals (55-33 defeat at the hands of Belleville). The consummate ironman, he plays both ways and rushes the quarterback with ferocity from his spot at rush end on defense.

Prieskorn’s scholarship offers were vast and elite. Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Miami (FL), Florida State, Florida, Ole Miss, Penn State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan State and Northwestern were all in hot pursuit.

Prieskorn also excels on the basketball floor, averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds as a stretch-4 forward. Just last month, he led the Highlanders boys hoops crew to their first regional title and appearance in the quarterfinals.