The Michigan Wolverines have been working hard at positioning themselves to land the services of 2021 running back Donovan Edwards, who continues to shine in a starring role just down the road at West Bloomfield High School. Things have mostly remained quiet on that front, especially as the coronavirus pandemic has slowed down recruiting and brought visits to a halt. But he did give the nation an update on his recruitment on Friday afternoon.
Edwards tweeted out a list of his top seven schools that includes Michigan in a group with Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame and Penn State.
You been grinding all yo life, you gotta grind harder. Thank you God for all your blessings. #Top7 pic.twitter.com/FhdPmbCcRH— Donovan Edwards ¹ᵏ (@DEdwards__) October 23, 2020
Edwards, who is a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 36 overall player and third-ranked running back, has not given a timeline on an eventual decision. He has been steadfast that a commitment to anywhere will not be made until he is able to see the schools that he wants to see, Oklahoma being one of them. The Sooners are favored to land five-star back Camar Wheaton, so that is another factor looming over potential interest in heading there.
Michigan leads for Edwards on the 247Sports Crystal Ball with 90 percent of the predictions having him bound for Ann Arbor. Both the Wolverines and Georgia have been circled as the potential top contenders and he has seen both schools in person. As far as Alabama, LSU, Penn State and Notre Dame go, we’ll see how they wind up factoring in to all of this.
The Wolverines currently have 21 commitments in the class of 2021, headlined by five-star quarterback J.J. McCarthy. The class currently ranks eighth in the country and second in the Big Ten behind, you guessed it, the Ohio State Buckeyes.