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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Wolverines Offer Several 2017 Offensive Weapons

This was a busy week for Harbaugh and company on the recruiting trail. In this edition, find out exactly what they were up to.

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Michigan Offers Scholarship to 3* RB

According to Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 ($), Michigan has extended a scholarship offer to 2017 running back Chase Hayden. The three-star athlete from Collierville, TN (St. George) also held offers from Tennessee, where he is a legacy, and Vanderbilt.

The Wolverines began to take notice in Hayden during the spring, when running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley first reached out to him. Aaron Hayden, the father of Chase and former Tennessee and NFL running back, played against Coach Wheatley both in college and in the pros. This family connection could sway Hayden toward the Wolverines.

Hayden has stated that he is keeping his options open throughout the process and plans to focus on increasing his speed and gaining a few pounds by the start of his senior season. Weighing 180 currently, Hayden hopes to get up to 190 by this time next year.

Hayden plans to visit Ann Arbor this season, but has not yet decided which game he will attend.

Wolverines Extend Offer to Florida RB

On Tuesday, Michigan offered three-star running back Adarius Lemons of Clearwater, FL (Clearwater), per Ryan Bartow of Wolverine247 (FREE).

Michigan becomes Lemons' seventh offer, who has also garnered interest from Florida, Louisville, Indiana, and Kentucky, among others.

Lemons is listed as the 23rd running back in the 2017 class and the 39th-ranked prospect in Florida per the 247Composite.

4* Texas WR Receives Offer from Michigan

Per Tylan Wallace's Twitter and Clint Brewster of Wolverine247 (FREE), Michigan has extended an offer to the four-star 2017 Fort Worth, TX (South Hills) wide receiver.

Wallace is the 18th-ranked receiver in the country and is listed at No. 20 in the state of Texas. He also holds offers from Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, and Maryland, among others.

Recruits Discuss Saturday Visit to Ann Arbor

According to Tim Sullivan of ($), Roseville, CA (Roseville) tight end Jimmy Jaggers enjoyed his trip to Ann Arbor on Saturday. Jaggers commented on the extensive use of tight ends during the game, as well as the intense dedication of the Wolverine faithful. Saturday happened to be the 250th consecutive game at the Big House with over 100,000 fans in attendance.

Jaggers is a four-star prospect and is ranked fourth at the tight end position in the 2017 class. Other than Michigan, his other options thus far include Northwestern, Tennessee, and UCLA.

To the surprise of many, four-star 2016 wide receiver Donnie Corley from Wyandotte, MI (Detroit Martin Luther King) was also in attendance for the game on Saturday. He was originally scheduled to visit Ann Arbor in November for The Game.

Per Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 ($), Corley took this unofficial visit with his father and teammate Armani Posey, a 2016 athlete who has garnered interest from Michigan as of late. Keep an eye on Posey as a potential sway for Corley to come to Michigan. The two are very close, and Michigan is the only Division 1 school to have shown interest in Posey thus far.

Corley also holds offers from Michigan State and Ohio State, which are believed to be the top schools in contention for his services.

Berrien Springs, MI (Berrien Springs) 2017 offensive lineman Phillip Paea also took an unofficial visit to Michigan this past Saturday. Per Tim Sullivan of (FREE), Paea was accompanied on this visit by a pair of teammates.

Said Paea of his visit,

"I had a great first time experience, especially since a couple of my teammates - Steven Spenner and Malik McIntyre - were there," Paea said. "It made the experience a lot of fun. The food was great and the team did great so in all, I really enjoyed the game, it's a great environment to be around."

Paea and his teammates also plan to visit Purdue later this season.

2016 No. 1 Overall Prospect to Visit Ann Arbor this Saturday

A few recruits have announced that they will be in attendance for this weekend's matchup against BYU, most notably Paramus, NJ (Paramus Catholic) defensive tackle Rashan Gary. Confirmed by Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 (FREE), this will be Gary's first official visit.

Gary is the No. 1 prospect in the country for 2016.

Other recruits that have announced their attendance for this game include 2016 four-star running back Chris Evans from Indianapolis, IN (Ben Davis) and 2017 tight end Bryce Wolma from Saline, MI (Saline).

Check back to Maize N Brew on Friday for a complete list of the recruits slated to visit the Big House on Saturday.