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Top recruiting target decommits from SEC school, immediately predicted to Michigan

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Syndication: Detroit Free Press Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

Jay Harbaugh has been vigorously recruiting 2025 three-star safety Marcus Wimberly ever since offering him a scholarship back in June. Despite committing to his hometown Arkansas Razorbacks in July, Harbaugh never gave up his pursuit.

And now, that hard work may pay off soon.

Wimberly decommitted from Arkansas on Friday morning in a message on social media.

After announcing his decommitment, 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong immediately put in a Crystal Ball prediction for Wimberly to wind up at Michigan. Not long after that, The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich followed suit with a prediction of his own.

Wimberly visited Michigan last weekend for The Game against Ohio State and came away very impressed.

“It was the experience of a lifetime,” Wimberly told TMI’s Marich ($). “It’s something I will never forget! There wasn’t a moment on the visit that they weren’t trying to make me feel at home! The family type feel around there is outstanding. The brotherhood with the players is like no others. Obviously winners attract winners and that’s what they did, but what stuck out to me the most was how they hit adversity in the face when Zak Zinter went down with the injury and Blake Corum came back the next play with a touchdown. That speaks volumes!”

At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, Wimberly also plays baseball and track and field at Bauxite High School. He runs a 4.4 40-yard dash time, as well as a 11.45 100-meter time. He’s also a ballhawk and not afraid of contact, as you can see in his highlights below.

There’s no telling when a potential commitment to Michigan would happen, but all the momentum is firmly with the Wolverines. Given his relationship with Harbaugh, the comments he made following the win over Ohio State, and the fact he also said on his Twitter that he hopes to be back, it isn’t crazy to think a commitment to Michigan could happen in the near future. If he were to commit, he’d be the second member of the secondary Michigan’s 2025 class, along with four-star cornerback Chris Ewald.

Wimberly is ranked No. 5 in the state of Arkansas, No. 38 at the safety position and No. 504 overall, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.