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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: 2017 No. 1 C Includes Michigan in Top 8

In this edition, the top-ranked center in the 2017 class includes Michigan in his top list, a tight end target raves about Michigan, and more.

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2017 No. 1 C Includes Michigan in Top 8

According to the athlete's Twitter page earlier in the week, the Wolverines cracked the top eight for the top-ranked center in the 2017 class, Cesar Ruiz (FL). Ruiz is a product from the IMG Academy in Bradenton.

The 247 Crystal Ball is currently in favor of the Wolverines landing Ruiz. This does not come as a surprise, as the coaching staff has been recruiting the athlete heavily for quite some time. He visited the program over the weekend, prior to releasing his top list.

Wolverines Crack Top 4 for 2017 3* OT

According to his Twitter page on Monday, 2017 three-star offensive tackle Joel Honigford has announced his top four, and the Wolverines made the cut along with Auburn, Michigan State, and Oregon. He is the 21st-ranked athlete from Ohio.

Per 247, Honigford unofficially visited Michigan earlier in June.

Michigan TE Target Enjoys Wolverines' Use of Position

Per Isaiah Hole of Wolverine247 (FREE), one of Michigan's top tight end targets is impressed by the Wolverines' use of the position. 2017 4* recruit Josh Falo (CA), the fifth-ranked TE in his class and 25th-overall in the state of California, commented on their extensive use of tight ends as well as the relaxed nature of Coach Harbaugh.

Falo currently holds several offers from notable programs, including Oregon, USC, and Arizona State.

2017 3* OT Wants Offer from Wolverines

According to Brandon Justice of Rivals ($), 2017 three-star offensive tackle Marquis Hayes is highly interested in receiving an offer from the Wolverines. Per the 247Composite, Hayes is the 38th-ranked OT in his class and is the fourth-ranked overall recruit in the state of Missouri.

In the article, which you will need a subscription to Rivals to read in full, Hayes highlights his physicality and technique as reasons why the coaching staff should make an offer. He already holds offers from Missouri (his current favorite), Illinois, and Miami (FL), among others.

Have a look at his sophomore season highlight reel here, per Hudl: