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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Weber and Harris to Attend Big House BBQ

The WRR updates you on the latest with Michigan football recruiting. In this edition, two of Michigan's top 2015 running back targets will be at the BBQ at the Big House, Darian Roseboro names his top six schools, Alex Malzone is making the recruiting rounds at The Opening, and a top 2016 defensive tackle has Michigan interest.

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Weber and Harris to Attend Michigan's BBQ

The Wolverines still have one spot available to fill at running back during the 2015 recruiting cycle, and even though the depth chart openings may have gotten smaller, it hasn't stopped them from recruiting some of their top prospects at the position.

First reported by ESPN's Tom VanHaaren and then confirmed by 247's Steve Lorenz, it looks like five-star Damien Harris (Berea, KY) and four-star Mike Weber (Detroit, MI) will be in Ann Arbor for the BBQ at the Big House on July 27th. (FREE)

Starting with Weber, this comes as no surprise at all as he lives pretty close to Ann Arbor, which is about a 45 minute drive down I-94 from Detroit. He's been on campus several times and this can be yet another chance for the Wolverines to cement themselves into his top list of schools.

As of now, he seems to be the most likely candidate to fill that role in this class, although he has stated that his mind changes every day. Michigan looks to be in a good spot for him, but they have major competition in Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and more.

Harris is a bit of a wild card right now. The one-time Michigan commit reopened his recruitment earlier this year and seems to have other schools in his top group above the Wolverines, namely the Ohio State Buckeyes.

He spoke with 247's Luke Stampini at Nike's The Opening event in Oregon and gave some insight on his top schools and where Michigan fits into the picture. ($)

Harris decided to decommit from the Wolverines because he wanted to reevaluate his options and see what else the country had to offer him. He has blown up since then, becoming one of the best high school football players in the nation.

Now that he has had some time to explore other options, we will see just where Michigan stands after his visit back there. The BBQ has been a fantastic recruiting event for the program in the past, so perhaps there is a chance that this visit will rekindle his passion for the program and solidify what he felt when he committed the first time around.

Of the two, you are far more likely to see Weber donning the Maize and Blue than Harris, in my opinion.

Darian Roseboro Names His Top Six Schools

The Wolverines still are looking to add defensive ends to their 2015 class and one of their bigger targets (both talent wise and physically) has the Wolverines in his top group where things stand today.

Four-star prospect Darian Roseboro (Lincolnton, NC) announced his top schools via his Twitter account.

Now, I'm aware it says no order, but I do believe that Michigan being at the top of this list is accurate. The 247 Crystal Ball predictions have Michigan as the spot with 86 percent of the picks.

Roseboro is a strong-side defensive end, but has the size at 6-3, 293 pounds to play defensive tackle, which looks like where he'll play in college.

Either way, Roseboro would be a good pickup on the defensive side of the ball and could play a key role in the rotation down the road. The biggest rival for his services looks like North Carolina State.

Alex Malzone Playing Quarterback and Recruiter at The Opening

Four-star quarterback commit Alex Malzone (Bloomfield Hills, MI) is participating in the Elite 11 Finals and The Opening in Oregon.

His performance thus far has been solid, receiving praise and coaching from the likes of former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer, but his trip to the West Coast involves much more than throwing passes and competing in camps.

Malzone as a quarterback is now viewed as the leader of the 2015 recruiting class, and his efforts on the recruiting trail so far for the Wolverines have paid now. Now, he's trying to bring some of the most talented prospects in the nation back to Ann Arbor with him.

He spoke with 247's Steve Lorenz about who he has been talking to at The Opening so far. The list of names will not surprise you if you're aware of Michigan's top targets in the class.

That piece can be found here. ($)

Top 2016 Defensive Tackle Likes Michigan

Five-star 2016 defensive tackle prospect Rashan Gary (Scotch Plains, NJ) recently transferred to Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey, which as you may know is where Michigan cornerback Jabrill Peppers came from.

Well, like Peppers, Gary has Michigan interest early on in the process. He spoke with 247's Clint Brewster at The Opening about where he is at in the recruiting process. ($)

Gary does hold a Michigan offer, so we'll see if they can bring in 2016's best defensive tackle, a position they will certainly target in that class.

That's it for Wednesday. Come back Friday for the latest in Michigan football recruiting.

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