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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Harbaugh Aggressive In Recruiting Trail

In this edition, find out which top ranked recruits were contacted by Jim Harbaugh

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Edwardsville, IL 2017 DE A.J. Epenesa

The top ranked strong-side defensive end in the nation told 247Sports that Jim Harbaugh was the first college coach to contact him on Tuesday morning, which was the first day that coaches were able to communicate with 2017 prospects.

Michigan State and Iowa were other schools in the Big Ten that talked to Epenesa, along with Oklahoma, Oregon and Tennessee. Michigan was one of the few programs that Epenesa visited during the offseason.

The Wolverines offered the No. 2 ranked player in the country back in February.

Westwood, NJ 2016 ATH Jordan Fuller

Jim Harbaugh made it clear to Fuller that even though this week is mainly focused on the junior class, the No. 5 ranked New Jersey recruit continues to be a priority in the 2016 class.

Fuller has yet to set his five official visits, but it's reported that Michigan is likely one of the schools Fuller pays a visit to, as well as Ohio State, Notre Dame and Penn State.

The four-star recruit is the No. 10 ranked athlete in the country.

Florida TE Schedules Official Visit With U-M has reported that Tampa, Florida tight end Jacob Mathis has scheduled his first official visit with Michigan for the team's homecoming game against Northwestern, which will be his first trip to Ann Arbor.

Recruiting analyst Corey Bender reports that Mathis calls Michigan a special place and loves the coaching staff. Mathis will also take official visits to Goergia, Ole Miss and Alabama.

Mathis is the No. 9 ranked tight end in the country and No. 39 overall prospect in the state of Florida.

Utah Recruits Putting Their Stamp In Ann Arbor

Salt Lake City senior wide receiver Simi Fehoko has already committed to Stanford back in July, but is expected to take an official visit to Michigan this season. He's the No. 1 ranked player in the state of Utah.

Sione Heimuli-Lund is another top ranked Utah recruit who has impressed Harbaugh and the Michigan coaching staff. The No. 10 running back in the country does hold an offer from the Wolverines, but will have major competition for his services from Stanford and Oklahoma, among others.