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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Crystal balls, visits and more

Several crystal balls were submitted on several in-state players the Wolverines are going after. We recap that and more in this week’s Wednesday Recruiting Roundup.

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Welcome to the Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup, your one-stop shop for all the happenings on the Michigan football recruiting trail. We have plenty of information to get to, so let’s dive right in.

Updates from the Cleveland Under Armour All-American Camp

Several Michigan commits and targets competed in Ohio this past Sunday at the Cleveland Under Armour All-American Camp, which drew major talent from the Midwest and beyond.

Per The Michigan Insider’s Allen Trieu, ($) Michigan four-star offensive line commit Nolan Rumler earned an invitation to the Under Armour All-American game from his performance at the camp. Rumler, who has been listed as a guard, played center for the day. Regardless of position, he’s a powerful road grader and will be a stalwart in the interior of the offensive line at the college level.

Another prospect that gained attention with his performance is in-state three-star quarterback Sam Johnson. Michigan looks to be in the driver’s seat with his recruitment, but other programs have started to notice him. Johnson recently picked up offers from Iowa and Boston College, the latter which seems to be the main competition for his talents.

New crystal balls for two in-state prospects

Stemming from the aforementioned Under Armour camp, TMI’s Steve Wiltfong ($) put in a couple of predictions in favor of the good guys.

Three-star 6-foot-6 defensive end Michael Fletcher has been turning heads with his performance and upside. Wiltfong stated that Fletcher should be expecting a rise in his rankings after the camp. Right now, Michigan State and Georgia are the main competitors.

The other player that got the nod from Wiltfong is three-star linebacker Marcel Lewis. Lewis visited Ann Arbor earlier in the month, and had some glowing remarks in an interview with TMI’s Josh Newkirk ($).

About his visit, Lewis said, “It was awesome just meeting all the coaching staff and seeing the facilities and meeting coach (Jim) Harbaugh.” He added that “I feel like it’s home to me.”

This recruitment looks to be another Michigan-Michigan State battle, although Lewis has another visit lined up with Ohio State later in the month.

Several Michigan targets and signees attend Ohio State basketball game

Jim Harbaugh and his staff used the final home basketball game of the year to show off the school to a handful of recruits they are pursuing. A list compiled by TMI’s Isaiah Hole (FREE) shows plentiful talent in the stands.

Not surprisingly, several in-state recruits were in attendance, including 2019 four-star defensive tackle Mazi Smith, 2019 three-star defensive end Adam Berghorst and 2020 offensive guard Justin Rogers.

A couple of players from Georgia also made the trip to see the Wolverines beat their arch rival. 2019 four-star linebacker Kalen Deloach and 2019 four-star offensive tackle Trente Jones were spotted in the crowd.

The trip was particularly enlightening for Jones, who in an interview with TMI’s Brice Marich ($), said “I’m very interested and (Michigan is) pretty high on the list.” Florida is the favorite in this recruitment as of now.

Two 2018 commits were also at the game, four-star defensive end Aidan Hutchinson and three-star defensive back Vincent Gray.

Potential flip in the works for 2019 commit

TMI’s Steve Wiltfong ($) recently put in his crystal ball for current U-M 2019 four-star defensive end commit Stephen Herron, and it is not in favor of the Wolverines.

The top-100 recruit has been pursued heavily by Stanford the past couple months. Several crystal balls, including Wiltfong’s, have flipped in Stanford’s favor in light of these developments. There is still a lot of time to go in this recruitment, but right now it doesn’t look good for Michigan.

That’s everything for this week! Come back next week for more developments on the Michigan recruiting trail.