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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Kurt Taylor And Michigan A Perfect Match

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In this edition, an analyst believes that Michigan is the ideal destination for the junior three-star running back

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U-M Offer: 2017 Four-Star Offensive Tackle

C.J. Thorpe has yet to take an unofficial visit to a school this season, not since June 26 when he traveled to Happy Valley for a camp to absorb the amenities of Penn State.

Thorpe, the 6-2, 308 pounder from Central Catholic in Pittsburgh (PA), has garnered multiple offers from the top programs in the midwest, including Pittsburgh, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the Nittany Lions, as well as Auburn and Arizona State.

Thrope is the No. 7 ranked offensive guard in the country by Rivals.com and No. 9 ranked overall in the state of Pennsylvania by 247Sports.

U-M Offer: 2017 Four-Star Safety

Chaz Ah You, yes that's an awesome name for a football player, has collected multiple offers from schools in the west coast, most notably BYU, Stanford, UCLA and Washington.

Michigan is now the first school in the Big Ten to offer Ah You, the No. 2 ranked junior in the state of Utah. The Wolverines' first glimpse of Ah You was when they played Utah in the regular season opener.

Ah You is scheduled to take an unofficial visit to Stanford this weekend and will travel to Eugene on Nov. 21.

LaVert Hill As A Wolverine???

The speculation of the Detroit King cornerback flipping his verbal commitment from Penn State to Michigan as been a topic of discussion for quite some time. If there was a time to be excitement for that announcement to occur, it would be now, according to Steve Lorenz of 247Sports.

Sources tell Lorenz will ultimately sign with the Wolverines on National Signing Day. Hill was in Ann Arbor for a second straight weekend for the Michigan State game.

Hill is the No. 11 ranked senior cornerback in the country and No. 5 overall in the state of Michigan.

U-M And Their Newest 2017 Running Back Commit

Kurt Taylor knew that when he witnessed a 31-0 beatdown on BYU at the Big House that Michigan was the right fit for him at the next level.

Taylor committed to the Wolverines on Oct. 16, a day before the Michigan State game during his third visit to the campus. The three-star recruit made the announcement following two unofficial visits to both Notre Dame and Indiana.

I think it is a good style of running and I got to talk to their running backs coach. They switch their backs to keep them fresh, so they get their carries. The running game was good and very successful. I feel I would fit perfect in their system.

At 5-9, 201 pounds, Taylor is a bowling ball at running back, known for fighting for tough yards, an asset that comes from his muscular frame.

Because Taylor resides in a suburb of Atlanta (Covington), Rivals.com Recruiting Analyst Woody Wommack believes that Taylor's commitment gives Michigan the opportunity to built local interest in that area. The top junior recruit in Atlanta is four-star offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, who currently holds a Michigan offer.

Along with the lower-tier SEC schools, Taylor chose the Wolverines over Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Navy and Rutgers.

Taylor has rushed for 729 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. He was also the team's second leading rusher as a sophomore, gaining 462 yards on the ground. Taylor is now the third commit of the Wolverines' 2017 class, joining tight end Carter Dunaway and defensive back Benjamin St-Juste.