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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Pursuing No. 1 2016 Ranked Running Back

In this edition, check the latest updates on the top recruits in the country, including Ohio State running back commit Kareem Walker

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2017 Five-Star Defensive Back Receives U-M Offer

Michigan has finally pushed itself through the door for Deangelo Gibbs, the top cornerback in the country and top overall recruit in the state of Georgia. 31 other programs have offered Gibbs, including every major SEC program, Florida State, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

Gibbs took an unofficial visit to Tennessee this past Saturday, his second visit to Knoxville in the past 30 days. He also traveled to Alabama on Sept. 19.

Without any knowledge of Gibbs' recruitment, it wouldn't be a surprise though if the junior remains in the Deep South at the next level. 10 recruiting experts predict Georgia to be the favorite, with one siding with the Volunteers.

Recapping This Week's Visitor List

Fellow Maize n Brew writer Amanda Jerzykowski details both Detroit Cass Tech five-star junior wider receiver Donovan People-Jones and IMG Academy five-star senior tight end Issac Nauta will be in Ann Arbor for the Michigan State game.

The fact that the interest is there in Michigan from both recruits is a without a doubt a good sign for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines.

Other notable visitors include Detroit King standouts Donnie Corley and LaVert Hill, Ann Arbor Pioneer outside linebacker Antjuan Simmons and freshman Southfield quarterback Sam Johnson, who has already racked up six offers but has only played seven games in his high school career.

Latest on Kareem Walker and Khalid Kareem

In Tim Sullivan's recruiting blog, posted on the Michigan affiliate of, the Wolverines appear to be a heavy favorite to flip the top rated running back in the country.

Walker took an official visit to Ann Arbor last weekend for the Northwestern game, his first of five officials this season. According to Sullivan, Walker hopes to take another visit to Michigan soon, which will likely occur after his team plays in Cincinnati this weekend.

Michigan had a chance in landing Kareem this past summer, until he made the announcement of his verbal commitment to Alabama at Farmington Hills Harrison. On Wednesday however, the No. 9 strong-side defensive end in the country opened up his recruitment and has slated both Michigan and Notre Dame at the top of his list.

Kareem will be taking an official visit to South Bend this weekend, and considering the Irish's consistent pursuit, Sullivan predicts that it will likely pay off.