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Michigan weekend official visit primer: January 23rd

Michigan's new staff prepares for their its second straight weekend of key visits. Will there be any commitments this weekend?

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

We are now just a mere 12 days away from National Signing Day on Feb. 4 and Michigan is still sitting at only six commitments for the 2015 class. For the second consecutive weekend, the Wolverines are bringing in a fair amount of prospects to try to add to the group.

This weekend's group of visitors is headlined by four-star Texas quarterback commit Zach Gentry (Albuquerque, New Mexico), who has become one of the more buzzed about recruits in recent days. Jim Harbaugh was able to secure an official from him earlier this week and it has the Longhorns concerned enough to throw themselves back into the Kyler Murray sweepstakes.

Harbaugh likes taking multiple quarterbacks and it really does appear Gentry is now a candidate to flip to the Wolverines if the visit goes well.

This late in the game, many of the prospects that the staff is bringing in for visits are currently pledged from other schools, like defensive back Will Lockett (UCLA), tight ends Matt Snyder (Nebraska) and Jake Pickard (Wisconsin), fullback Reagan Williams (Stanford) and offensive tackle Nolan Ulizio (Connecticut).

Michigan will obviously have to flip some players, but one in particular who opened his recruitment back up prior to this weekend is three-star defensive end Reuben Jones (Lakeland, Florida). The Wolverines appear to be the favorite here now and we'll have to see if he decides to commit this weekend.

Other uncommitted prospects visiting are defensive backs Chris Williamson (Gainesville, Georgia) and Markel Bush (Delray Beach, Florida).

It will be an interesting weekend on campus, as tomorrow ESPN's College Gameday will be in Ann Arbor for the basketball team's game against Wisconsin. This will create a pretty cool atmosphere for the visiting players and give the university a national platform to be on.

Many are eagerly awaiting Harbaugh's first commitment to drop, including several recruits it seems. When the first one does, others will likely follow.

There are a few players to keep an eye on this weekend commit-wise. Gentry and Jones seem poised to become a part of the class and I would not be surprised to see at the least one or two more from this group above.

It could be a busy weekend. Make sure to keep it locked in to Maize n Brew throughout for updates, reactions and more.