Michigan will be hosting their biggest recruiting event of the year on Friday at 6:00pm. All eyes will be on The Wolverines come friday due to the spring game being on National TV and including an expected large amount of fans and recruits who are expected to be in attendance. With the list of visitors below and mixed with the timelines of some of the top-targets on the board, there is a good chance the coaching staff could have a huge weekend full of commitments from many prospects.
Below, is the full list of expected and confirmed visitors for the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 recruits. In addition, I have added some inside scoop for each recruit.
Note: The majority of the top five ranked 2016 class for The Wolverines will be in town for the spring game. This is huge for the coaching staff and Michigan’s chances with landing some of the prospects that will be at the spring game.
Full list: Dylan “Kekoa” Crawford, Nick Eubanks, Chris Evans, Devin Gil, Brad Hawkins, Jr., Lavert Hill, Nate Johnson, Ron Johnson, Jr., David Long, Elysee Mbem-Bosse, Eddie McDoom, Josh Metellus, Quinn Nordin, Michael Onwenu, and Joshua Uche.
2017 Michigan commits
RB Kurt Taylor
Michigan’s leader and head recruiter for the 2017 class informed me that he will be in attendance for the Michigan spring game. Expect Taylor to recruit many 2017 targets heavily.
OT JaRaymond Hall
TE Carter Dunaway
Dunaway informed me that he will be at the Michigan spring game earlier this week. He also informed me that he wants to enjoy the Michigan spring game and not recruit to much.
LB Josh Ross
Per 247sports’ Steve Lorenz, Ross will be at the Michigan spring game.
RB Stephen Carr
According to 247sports’ Steve Lorenz, huge 2017 Michigan target and USC commit Stephen Carr will be in attendance for the Michigan spring game. Rumors have been swirling around that Carr has been looking around and talking to other programs for sometime now. With that being said, the coaching staff could make a huge impact on Carr and maybe even get a flip from Carr during his visit or after his visit.
RB O’Maury Samuels
Samuels informed me that he will be making his first visit to Michigan this weekend. I like Samuels as a possible commitment candidate for Michigan over the weekend. The Wolverines have been in pursuit of Samuel’s for quite some time now and he has shown a lot of interest in Michigan. Not to mention, but he is a very athletic and quick back, which is needed in the 2017 class. If things go well for Michigan, the coaching staff could gain a commitment from Samuels over the weekend.
RB Allen Stritzinger
Stritzinger has been a very frequent visitor on Michigan’s campus. The Wolverine have been named his leader twice already in his recruitment. I would not be surprised to see Striitzinger pull the trigger and commit to Michigan this weekend.
FB Chase Lasater
Last night I posted a note saying that Lasater will be visiting Michigan this weekend and Michigan is his leader. Furthermore, I am almost tempted to put Lasater as a lock to commit to Michigan this weekend. He informed me that he wants a shot to play linebacker at Michigan, but the coaching staff wants him to play fullback. If Lasater and Michigan can clear that issue, I think the coaching staff will land Lasater.
WR Nico Collins
Yesterday, I confirmed that Collins will be visiting Michigan over the weekend. This will be his second time he will be in Ann Arbor. Collins’ recruitment will be a tough one for The Wolverines, many people think he will end up staying home and committing to the Alabama. However, Michigan has many factors going for them. His family is from Detroit and lots of his family members are Michigan fans. In addition, I have also heard that Collins is close to ending his recruitment and Alabama and Michigan are the final contenders. I think the coaching staff could surprise a lot of people and pick up a commitment from Collins over the weekend.
TE Major Tennison
Michigan will be hosting a four-star tight end who is committed to Texas, per 247sports’ Steve Lorenz. I think Tennison is one of those recruits to watch this weekend.
OT Robert Hainey
Hainsey will be attending the Michigan spring game this friday, and all eyes will be on Hainsey. Lots of factors have Michigan in very good position to land him. Hainsey will be with tons of teammates and friends with him at Michigan. Not to mention, but Hainsey is a major need and target for the coaching staff due to his ability to play any position on the offensive line.
OT D’Ante Demery
Per Scout’s Brice Marich, Demery has informed Marich that he will be making the trip to Ann Arbor for the spring game after his recent offer. I don’t see a commitment coming from Demery over the weekend due to Michigan just joining the many schools in Demery’s recruitment.
OC Brett Neilon
Per multiple reports, Neilon will be making the trip up to Ann Arbor with 2016 Michigan signee Dylan Crawford. This is one of the recruits to watch this weekend.
OC Cesar Ruiz
There is no doubt that this is the one prospect to watch this weekend. This seems like Ruiz’ 100th visit to Michigan during the last year. However, he will be heading up to Ann Arbor with a few teammates this weekend. Michigan has looked to be his leader for quite some time. Expect the coaching staff to roll out the red-carpet for Ruiz and push hard for a commitment from Ruiz.
DT Corey Bolds/LB Drew Singleton
According to 247sports’ Steve Lorenz, Singleton will be taking another visit to Michigan, coming off his last visit to Ann Arbor back in February. He will be accompanied by his teammate 2017 DE Corey Bolds, whose recruitment is very similar to Singleton’s recruitment. Singleton and Bolds have both been very high on The Wolverines for quite sometime now. Early in their recruitment, they appeared to be locks to end up in Ann Arbor. However, ever since National Signing Day, the Clemson Tigers have really gained a lot of ground on both of the prospects and might even be a little bit ahead of Michigan. When junior day and the spring game is all wrapped up I think Michigan will come away as the leader for both Bolds and Singleton. Maybe not a commitment during their visit, but their leaders; however, I am not ruling out a commitment.
DT Phillip Paea
Paea confirmed with me that he will be visiting Michigan this weekend. Paea is obviously the most likely recruit who could end up leaving the state of Michigan. However, The Wolverines have made some serious ground on Paea within the last few weeks. With the full-court press from the Michigan coaching staff and the need for pass rushers, Paea could end up in this class in the near future.
DT Neil Farrell
Farrell informed Rivals’ Brandon Brown that he is trying to find a ride to the Michigan spring game. I have talked to some people close to Farrell and it is still unclear if he will make the trip.
DT Pope Aumavae
According to 247sports’ Steve Lorenz, Aumavae is still a “maybe” to make the spring game. Aumavae is a big target for the Michigan coaching staff, if he makes it for the trip, the coaching staff could make up some more ground.
DT Fred Hansard
A few days ago, Hansard announced on Twitter that he will be making the trip up to Michigan for the spring game. Hansard recently changed his commitment date from May 14th to May 13th and this visit is looking more-and-more like a possible commitment visit for Hansard. I expect Michigan to push hard for Hansard during his commitment. Plus, I have heard some positive things for Michigan with Hansard.
LB/DE Corey Malone-Hatcher
Malone-Hatcher told me a couple days ago that he will be up in Ann Arbor this weekend. He has been a big target for the coaching staff for a long time and has appeared to be favoring Michigan for quite sometime. I think this might be the weekend that he pulls the trigger on his commitment.
LB Jordan Anthony
Anthony informed me that he will be joining many of his IMG teammates at Michigan this weekend. This is a get-to-know visit for Michigan, don’t expect anything big here.
CB Deommodore Lenoir
Lenoir has still not confirmed his trip to visit Michigan. He told me it was a “maybe” if he could get up to Ann Arbor.
ATH Collin Smith
Smith will be taking a visit to Michigan for the weekend. This is another recruit to keep an eye on over the weekend. Last fall, Collins was reportedly close to committing to Michigan after he received an offer from The Wolverines. Smith may have lost his spot in the 2017 class due to all the safeties with a lot of interest in Michigan.
ATH Scott Nelson
Nelson informed me that he is still debating if he can make the trip.
LB Antwuan Jackson
Jackson will be making his first trip to Michigan since he commited, according to 247sports’ Steve Lorenz.
OG Marquan McCall
McCall will be making a trip up to Michigan this weekend along with 2017 Michigan commit OT JaRaymond Hall. The Wolverines are in good position here and can put themselves even more in-front.
CB Kalon Gervin
Gervin confirmed with me that he will be making another visit to Michigan after a recent visit to Ann Arbor last week. Gervin also informed me that he Michigan is still his leader. The Wolverines are in very very good position here to land a commitment from Gervin.
TE/DE Leonard Taylor
Taylor will be returning to Michigan after a recent trip to Michigan last week. He will be joined by his teammate and 2018 Michigan commit, Antwuan Jackson. Out of the 2018 prospects that Michigan will have on campus, Taylor is most likely to pull the trigger on Michigan. Taylor recently told me that The Wolverines are his leader.
TE Trenton Gillison
Gillison recently told me he will be visiting Michigan this weekend. He attends the alma mater of Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton.
ATH Justin Ademilola/DE Jayson Ademilola
Ademilola tweeted out that he will visit Michigan with his brother and teammate, Jayson . The brothers look to be the two most gets in the 2018 class and Michigan is in great shape early on. This visit will only help Michigan’s chances with the brothers.
LB Bartek Rybka
Rybka tweeted out his plans to join the Ademilola twins on the spring game trip to Ann Arbor.
DE Aidan Hutchinson
After recently receiving his offer from Michigan, the Michigan legacy recruit will make a quick drive to Ann Arbor for the spring game. Michigan is in good position; however, he is expected to take his time with his recruitment and explore all options.
OL Nolan Rumler
Rumler is only a freshman in high school, but he is one of the best offensive linemen in the midwest and maybe even the country. Michigan is by far the leader here in Rumler’s recruitment.
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