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Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Top Linebacker Target to Attend Bowl Practice

Jonathan Jones will stop by Citrus Bowl practice while the Wolverines are in his neck of the woods.

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4-Star LB Jones will Attend Bowl Practice

Four-star linebacker Jonathan Jones out of Oak Ridge (FL) will be attending Michigan's Citrus Bowl practice, per 247. Jones is a top target for the Wolverines, and the favorite to land him.

He is the 33rd-ranked outside linebacker in the class, according to 247. Jones will likely announce his decision near or on signing day.

2017 5-Star Considering Michigan Visit

Jay Harbaugh took a visit to 5-star OT Austin Jackson out of North Canyon (AZ) recently, and now the coveted Michigan target is considering a visit to Ann Arbor in the spring, according to 247.

Jackson is one of the most prized recruits in the nation from the 2017 class. His size and athleticism has earned him the 5th star next to his name, and this would be a huge get for Michigan early in the process for 2017 recruits.

Jackson is the 14th overall ranked prospect in 2017 by 247, and has no set date for his decision, as of now.

2017 Top 100 LB Teases Michigan Visit

Henry Bainivalu (Skyline, WA) has been recruited heavily by Michigan for some time now, and is now hinting towards visiting. Bainivalu has been recruited heavily by current Michigan LBs coach, Chris Partridge. Although, there is no set visit right now, Bainivalu made it very clear he wanted to get to Michigan for a visit.

Bainivalu is apart of the 2017 class, and has no set time on a decision right now, but I'd expect him to be in Ann Arbor for a visit eventually.

Bainivalu is the 17th ranked OT, and 102nd player overall in the 2017 class.

Michigan Leads Crystal Ball for WR Dylan Crawford

4-Star WR Dylan Crawford (Santa Margarita, CA) is ranked as the 20th overall WR, and 113th overall player, according to 247. Recently, Michigan has exploded from a slim lead to a marginal lead in his crystal ball predictions.

Currently, Michigan sits as a 50% favorite to land the 6-1, 175 WR, with USC and Oregon as the only one's keeping up with Michigan's pace. Crawford had a visit from Jim Harbaugh in early December, which lead to this lead for Michigan in his recruitment.

Crawford would be another huge addition to the 2016 class, and is expected to commit at the U.S. Army All-American game on January 9th.

Top Michigan Target Named USA Today All-American

Isaac Nauta (IMG Academy, FL) is a top Michigan target, and as of Christmas Day, a USA Today All-American. Nauta, along with two IMG teammates were named to the 2015 USA Today High School All-Americans list on Christmas Day.

Jim Harbaugh visited Nauta on December 13th. Nauta named Michigan to his top 3 on December 20th, which included Georgia and Alabama. Nauta is the top ranked TE in the country, and the 9th player overall, according to 247.

Nauta will announce his commitment at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.