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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Wolverines add to the 2015 class

In this edition, the Wolverines add a walk-on to their 2015 class, we take a look at some of the prospects close to Ann Arbor that will visit this week, and a QB target has released his top five schools.

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Michigan adds a 2015 preferred walk-on

Michigan added another piece to its 2015 class on Tuesday when they received a commitment from linebacker Chris Terech (Saline, Michigan) as a preferred walk-on.

Terech spoke to MLive.com's Michael Niziolek following his commitment:

“It’s really a dream come true,” Terech said. “I had all these amazing opportunities, but when it came down to it -- I have a world-class Division 1 program 15 minutes away from my house with one of the greatest football coaches in the world. How could I pass that up?”

He seems to fit the mold of what Jim Harbaugh is looking for in a player, based on this next quote:

“Coach Harbaugh is going to play the best players,” Terech said. “It doesn’t matter now if you were a 5-star recruit, 2-star or walk-on, everyone is equal.”

“It’s time to start busting my ass, quite frankly. Whether they need me on the scout team, special teams or whatever; I don’t care. I’m going to go all out.”

Top in-state targets visiting this week

It has already been a semi-busy week for visits in Ann Arbor, at least for some of the state of Michigan's top prospects.

Four-star 2016 wide receiver Donnie Corley (Wyandotte, Michigan) visited Tuesday, which his father tells 247 Sports' Steve Wiltfong went well and that it increased his interest in the program. ($)

The state's high school talent in the 2016 class at the top is as good as it has been in recent years, and many more of these highly-regarded kids will be visiting the University of Michigan this week.

Perhaps the biggest two come along the offensive line in four-star prospects Michael Jordan (Canton, Michigan), who also visited Tuesday, and Michael Onwenu (Detroit, Michigan). Jordan is considered a rising prospect in the Midwest and Onwenu seems to be trending to the Wolverines, thanks to a budding relationship between him and offensive coordinator Tim Drevno.

I would consider Michigan the favorite for both of these players as of today.

Peters has Michigan in top five

To nobody's surprise, Michigan has made the list of top five schools for 2016 quarterback Brandon Peters (Avon, Indiana), he revealed via his Twitter account.

While he says there is no order to his list, many believe that the Wolverines are the frontrunners here for a commitment, and it could come sooner rather than later. Peters is going to visit for the Spring Game on April 4, and a pledge from him during or quickly after the visit would not be a surprise at all.

With KJ Costello trending heavily to the west coast schools in the running for him as opposed to Michigan, Peters looks like the guy moving forward. While he is not considered the elite talent that people believe Costello or Jacob Eason is, Peters is a very good prospect and one that would not be rushed along early with Michigan's sudden depth at the quarterback position.

He is a four-star prospect and the 10th ranked pro-style quarterback in the 2016 class, per the 247 Composite.

That's it for Wednesday. Check back in Friday for the latest roundup of Michigan recruiting news and more.