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Recruiting update: Beilein sets visit dates with some big 2018 names

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Michigan basketball (and John Beilein) has officially set some visit dates with 2018 recruits Pete Nance, Robby Carmody and more.

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With all the talk about how Michigan’s roster will fit together this season, the recruiting trail for the future with Michigan basketball seems to have taken the back seat in most cases.

The last couple of targets that Michigan just locked down visits for might open some eyes.

Head coach John Beilein has officially scheduled visits with Pete Nance and Robby Carmody, who some rather familiar names, along with other prospects.

Nance, according to NEO Spotlight, will be heading to Ann Arbor for a visit on July 1.

Nance has already announced that he holds a scholarship offer with the Wolverines, and told the media that he has positive feelings towards the team.

“I love Michigan, I like the coaching staff. They seem like great people there and it's a great campus. It just seems like a great place."

The 6-foot-8, 205 pound native of Ohio is considering staying in the area and going to Ohio State. Recent news with the OSU basketball program may change his thinking.

The longtime head coach of OSU, Thad Matta, parted ways with the Buckeyes this past week while former Butler coach Chris Holtmann took over the job. Holtmann did recruit Nance in the past.

Nance has a likable shooting ability that could play either of Michigan’s forward positions, according to Nance himself. He also said he could work with the ball-screen situations.

As the son of Larry Nance Sr. and younger sibling of Larry Nance Jr., Nance is a natural shot blocker that has a long body with a big wing span that he is still developing physically.

Coming back to Carmody now, Beilein has set his official visit date set for June 29.

The Western Pennsylvania native has been one of the Wolverines 2018 targets for a long time coming, going as far back as 2016 in August when he received a scholarship offer.

Carmody has said to the media that he is “most attracted to Beilein’s coaching style and system.”

Carmody’s father, who coaches Carmody at (PA) Area High School, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Unless something drastic changes, he wants to make a verbal commitment before school starts and then sign in the early period in November."

The 6-foot-4 guard is a well-rounded basketball player with a tough grit to his playing style could fit with Michigan in interesting way.

In other news outside of those two rather standout type names, Michigan also has some other interesting targets on the table.

Race Thompson, a top-100 stretch forward, told the media that he would take an unofficial visit with Michigan on June 22 and 23.

The 6-foot-8 athlete has standing scholarship offers from Minnesota, Iowa State, Indiana and other schools. Darrell Thompson, the father of Race, played football at Minnesota as a running back and then went on to the NFL to play in 60 games over five seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

Thompson remains a high target for Beilein and his recruiting staff to get, and has maintained contact with the programs lead recruiter Billy Donlon.

Next would be Hunter Tyson who will take an unofficial visit to Michigan on June 30.

The 6-foot-7 forward from North Carolina has already received a scholarship offer from Michigan in the fall and could extend that during the visit.

Tyson has also said he is considering Tennessee, Clemson, and Wake Forest, according to UMHoops.com.

The newest recruit on the market for Michigan that could make some noise is Noah Locke, who according to Rivals.com will take an unofficial visit to Michigan on June 20.

The 6-foot-2, top-150 shooting guard from Maryland also told Rivals.com that he is also talking with Penn State, Notre Dame, Florida and many other schools.

The Wolverines find themselves with six known outstanding scholarship offers in the 2018 class.