After returning for his senior season, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh had the following to say about Mazi Smith as well as Mike Morris and Kris Jenkins:
Jim Harbaugh on In The Trenches: "Mazi Smith may turn out to be our best defensive player. Mike Morris is going to be right in there, as well. The guy whose come so far, so far and played so good, so fast when you turn on the film of the Iowa and Georgia games is Kris Jenkins."
— Clayton Sayfie (@CSayf23) April 14, 2022