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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Update on the 2016 No. 1 Overall Prospect

In this edition, read the latest news regarding the number one athlete in the 2016 class, find out which Top100 receiver will visit Michigan later in the season, and learn more about Michigan's newest offers.

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Update on Top 2016 Recruit Rashan Gary

Rashan Gary, the top-ranked 2016 prospect, thoroughly enjoyed his visit to Ann Arbor last month for the shutout win against BYU. So the question is, what has been happening since then?

Per Ryan Bartow of Wolverine247 ($), the five-star defensive tackle has set the date he will announce his final decision, and sorry Wolverine faithful, it appears as though the anticipation will last a bit longer. Gary will reveal the school that will host his services on January 2nd at the Under Armour All-American Game.

Gary's Paramus Catholic engaged in a weekend battle with IMG Academy, where Coach Harbaugh and others were present. They were treated to a thrilling game that ended in a Paramus Catholic win by a score of 28-20.

When asked to reflect on his visit to Ann Arbor, Gary raved about the atmosphere of the Big House, the food in Ann Arbor, the education that the university provides, and perhaps most importantly, his mother's positive feelings about the school.

Gary is set to visit the Auburn Tigers on November 28th for the Iron Bowl, along with three additional undisclosed visits.

247's Crystal Ball is currently in favor of the Wolverines receiving Gary's services.

Top100 WR Sets Michigan Visit for ‘The Game'

Nico Collins, the 11th-ranked wide receiver in the 2017 class, announced on Monday that he will visit Ann Arbor in November for the Ohio State game. Ranked 3rd in the state of Alabama and 71st nationally by the 247Composite, Collins (Pinson, AL) was offered by Michigan two weeks ago.

Per Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 (FREE), Michigan running back coach Tyrone Wheatley dropped in on Collins this past weekend to observe him play for his undefeated high school, Clay-Chalkville (AL). Thus far in the 2015 season, Collins has recorded 37 receptions for 758 yards and 11 TDs.

The four-star recruit currently holds offers from Alabama, LSU, and Florida, among others.

Michigan Cracks Top 3 for 2017 No. 1 Center

On Monday, top-ranked 2016 center Cesar Ruiz (Bradenton, FL) announced his top three of Michigan, North Carolina, and Temple, per Ryan Bartow of Wolverine247 ($).

The IMG Academy product visited Ann Arbor over the summer and is currently in favor of Michigan according to the 247 Crystal Ball.

Here is the highlight reel for Ruiz's sophomore season, courtesy of Hudl:

McDoom Picks up Michigan Offer

Per Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 (FREE) on Tuesday evening, the Wolverines have offered 2016 wide receiver Eddie McDoom (Winter Garden, FL).

The three-star athlete also holds offers from Alabama, Clemson, and Kentucky, among others.

Michigan has one other commit at the wide receiver position for the 2016 class in four-star recruit Brad Hawkins.

Here is the midseason highlight reel for McDoom's senior season, per Hudl:

Two 2017 Defensive Tackles Receive Offers from Michigan

Per Tim Sullivan of (FREE), Michigan has offered two 2017 defensive tackles in Jay Tufele (South Jordan, UT) and Chase Young (Hyattsville, MD).

Tufele is a four-star prospect and is ranked fourth at his position and first in the state of Utah. Tufele also holds offers from Arizona State, Colorado, and Louisville, among others.

Here is a look at what he accomplished thus far in his junior season, thanks to Hudl:

Young is also ranked as a four-star recruit according to the 247Composite and is ranked tenth at the defensive end position. He boasts offers from Alabama, Maryland, and Florida State, among others.

Take a look at his highlights from his sophomore season here:

Michigan Offers 2018 Offensive Lineman

On Monday, the Wolverines became for the first school to offer 2018 OL Nicholas Petit-Frere (Tampa, FL), per Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 (FREE). Petit-Frere (6-6, 235) said of his offer,

"It's amazing. I can obviously see they're interested in me and it's really exciting to be noticed by a top caliber program like Michigan. They are highly respected both on the football field and academically. It means a lot to me to get my first offer from them. It's humbling."

According to Scout, Petit-Frere has also garnered interest from Vanderbilt and North Carolina, among others.

Here are his midseason highlights thus far for 2015: