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Michigan Football's Top Five Remaining 2016 Recruiting Targets

Here's who Jim Harbaugh and the staff will have to focus their efforts on from now until National Signing Day 2016.

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Michigan's coaching staff has been hitting the road and getting back out on the recruiting trail following the conclusion of the regular season. Jim Harbaugh and company will now look to finish out their 2016 recruiting class on a high note.

Here are their top remaining targets:

Kareem Walker, Running Back

Michigan already has a running back committed in Kingston Davis, but Walker has the look of a high-impact freshman and someone who can make a splash right away.

Walker boasts a combination of size, speed and vision that Michigan just does not have on its roster right now. Whether or not he would start as a true freshman, he definitely would be in the mix and they really could use what he brings.

They will not have to wait long, though. Walker is set to make his decision on Dec. 17.


It is hard to narrow down any specific names at linebacker because Michigan needs more just one here. Earlier this week, David Reese decommitted, but that was something they had been planning for. Their top targets at the position are still on the board.

Devin Bush Jr. will make his college decision on Dec. 16 and many believe he will end up joining Flanagan teammates Devin Gil and Josh Metellus in Ann Arbor. Jonathan Jones is taking his official visit to Michigan this weekend and he is expected by many to join the class as well.

The Wolverines are still pursuing Dontavious Jackson out of Houston, as well.

It is possible one, or a few, of these players will be asked to hit the field as a freshman with the Wolverines losing so much at the position, so we will see who ends up filling the linebacker spots.

Rashan Gary, Defensive Tackle

Gary, the nation's top prospect, could be considered a luxury at this point, but Michigan has to find a way to close the deal in this recruitment.

The Wolverines are in a great spot to land both an elite talent and someone who can help them right away on the defensive line.  They have been in his recruitment from the get-go and have even strengthened their ties to the New Jersey area since then. Chris Partridge is a huge part of that, so it is big that he will be sticking around.

The biggest threat to Michigan for Gary is the SEC schools like Auburn, Alabama and Ole Miss. Regardless, several signs point to an eventual commitment from him to cap off the 2016 class.

Jean Delance, Offensive Tackle

In the next few recruiting cycles, Michigan is looking to replenish its depth on the offensive line, namely at tackle where there just is not a whole lot of it right now.

The Wolverines have committed tackles in Ben Bredeson and Erik Swenson already in 2016, but it seems they have been pushing hard for Delance. His recruitment looks like it will come down to Michigan and Texas, so it remains to be seen if they can pry him out of the Lone Star State to add to this recruiting class.

Lavert Hill, Cornerback

Hill's recruitment has been all over the place despite being committed to Penn State for most of it. He opened things up recently and Michigan seems like a fit now more than ever.

Antwaine Richardson and Sir Patrick Scott are committed already as corners in this class, but Hill is the best of that bunch.

With that being said, Michigan State is still a team to watch in his recruitment heading into a decision date, which should come at the U.S. Army All American Bowl. We will see if he decides to follow in his brother Delano's footsteps and become a Wolverine.