Michigan will be getting a visit from a pair of top prospects from the Midwest on Saturday, according to a report from Wolverine247. (FREE)
Defensive end Auston Robertson and wide receiver Austin Mack, both from Fort Wayne, Indiana, will be in Ann Arbor accompanied by their mothers, per the report. Michigan is on the outside looking in here with decision dates looming for the two players, so this could be a huge last-ditch effort to get back into the mix.
"I'm definitely looking forward to getting back up there," Robertson said. "Michigan has really been coming after me hard lately and they've made me a priority."
The Wolverines fell off a bit after the firing of Brady Hoke, but Robertson says that isn't a factor in his recruitment with the Wolverines because of the effort put forth by the new staff.
"I've been in a ton of contact lately with Coach Mattison," he said. "I don't hold the new staff responsible for things slipping before. They've done a great job in building a relationship with me in a short time. Their coaching staff is one of the best in the business and most of them have been where I want to be (the NFL)."
Both players are four-star prospects and are ranked sixth and 20th, respectively, at their positions in the class of 2016.
Two players include Michigan in their top schools
A few Michigan targets narrowed their lists of schools over the weekend.
The first was defensive tackle Chris Daniels (Euless, Texas), who released his top ten in a video released to his Twitter account.
My Top Ten pic.twitter.com/mD3Cgib9vl— Christopher Daniels (@clicclac97) May 23, 2015
Daniels is a four-star prospect and the 14th-ranked defensive tackle in the class, per the 247 Composite.
Another defensive lineman included Michigan in his latest cut of schools in the form of defensive end Ron Johnson (Camden, New Jersey), who cut his list down to fifteen.
Johnson is a four-star prospect and the 11th-ranked defensive end in the class, per the 247 Composite.
Jordan Elliott commits to Houston
One of the bigger surprises on the recruiting trail in recent days is how new Houston head coach Tom Herman has brought in two very high profile prospects for their 2016 class.
Last week, the Cougars received a commitment from five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver and then followed it up with a pledge from four-star Jordan Elliott at the same position on Friday.
Just got off the phone with coach Herman and now I am officially Committed to the University of Houston #HTownTakeover this real be a cool— Jordan (@JAE__95) May 22, 2015
The day before he announced his commitment, Elliott released his top ten list of schools, which included Michigan.
Harbaugh on recruiting: 'Pretty much the same'
Jim Harbaugh was on Jim Rome's radio show late last week and was asked about how different recruiting is now than when he coached in college previously.
He spoke with guests hosts Scott Kaplan and Billy Ray Smith, saying that recruiting is "Not that different than at USD and at Stanford."
The narrative throughout the coaching search was that Harbaugh would not return to college because he did not enjoy recruiting. So far, we have seen that is not the case.
That will do it for Monday's roundup. Check back in Wednesday for the latest in Michigan football recruiting.