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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Nation’s Top-Ranked ATH Will Visit Ann Arbor Saturday

In this edition, check out a preview of the number one athlete in the nation's visit to Michigan this weekend as well as the new offers that the Wolverines have made in the past few days.

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Mecole Hardman Jr. (Elberton, GA), ranked as the No. 1 athlete in the 2016 class and 21st overall, is planning attending The Game on Saturday. This could be big for the Wolverines.

Hardman Jr. is an extremely versatile athlete, with experience playing at several positions including quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and special teams. He projects as an impact receiver at the collegiate level. Current Michigan athlete Jabrill Peppers may host Hardman Jr for this visit, which will benefit the athlete greatly. He can see first-hand how he may fit into the offensive schemes for Michigan, perhaps similar to how they utilize Peppers.

Per Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 ($), Hardman Jr.'s decision has come down to Michigan, Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, and Ole Miss. As of now, the 247 Crystal Ball shows favoritism towards Georgia for landing his services, but that of course is subject to change. Hardman Jr. was originally planning on silently committing to a university during the season, but as of Monday he has decided against that, indicating that he needs more time to decide. He now plans on announcing his decision on National Signing Day in February.

Stay tuned later in the week for a complete recruiting visitors list for this weekend's game.

Top50 DT Set to Visit Michigan This Weekend

On Tuesday, Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 (FREE) reported that 2016 Top50 defensive tackle Jordan Elliott (Houston, TX) will be among those in attendance for the game vs. Ohio State this weekend.

Earlier this week, Elliott a photo of a Texas-shaped cake that Coach Harbaugh and the coaching staff had made for his birthday. When Elliott called them to express his gratitude, plans were finalized for this visit.

The 247 Crystal Ball is currently in favor of Texas landing Elliott, however that may be subject to change due to the Longhorns' struggles this season.

Michigan Offers 2017 4* OL from Ohio

Per Steve Wiltfong's Twitter page on Monday night, MIchigan has offered 2017 four-star offensive guard Matt Bockhorst from Cincinnati, OH (St. Xavier).

Bockhorst (6-4, 290) also boasts offers from Clemson, Michigan State, and Penn State, among others.

Take a look at Bockhorst's junior season highlights here:

Wolverines Extend Offer to 2017 3* QB

Per his Twitter page on Sunday evening, Michigan has offered 2017 three-star quarterback Kasim Hill from Baltimore, MD (Gilman).

Hill is the 18th-ranked QB in the 2017 class and sits at No. 11 in the state of Maryland, according to Wolverine247.

He holds offers from several universities, including Michigan State, Northwestern, and Penn State, among others.

Check out Hill's sophomore season highlights here, courtesy of Hudl:

4* 2018 TE Receives Offer from Michigan

On Sunday, the Wolverines offered 2018 four-star tight end Mustapha Muhammad out of Missouri City, TX (Ridge Point) per Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 (FREE).

During the 2015 season, Muhammad (6-4, 225) recorded 13 catches for 242 yards and three touchdowns.

Per 247Sports, Muhammad is ranked as the No. 5 TE in the 2018 cycle. He currently holds offers from Texas A&M and Houston.