The KJ Costello situation
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has made it clear that you can never have too many quarterbacks on the roster, so naturally the Wolverines are still after one in their 2016 recruiting cycle.
Perhaps their biggest target at the position in this class is four-star signal caller KJ Costello (Santa Margarita, California), who looks like he may make a decision in the coming days, per this Rivals report. ($)
Stanford and USC are the two favorites to land his commitment where we stand today, and the report backs that up. Michigan's chances with Costello have been and will continue to be contingent on whether or not they are able to get him in for a visit or not.
Is Michigan out of the running just yet? No, that does not appear to be the case. As of Saturday, Costello told 247 Sports he is still trying to set up a visit, so we will see what happens on that front. The Wolverines' chances increase significantly if they are able to get him on campus.
He has been to Ann Arbor before when the old staff was recruiting him. A visit isn't necessarily a must, but if a decision comes before he visits Michigan, do not expect them to be the school he chooses.
So then what?
If they miss on Costello, the immediate attention of the coaching staff goes to Jacob Eason, 2016's top quarterback who is currently committed to Georgia. Harbaugh has shown a significant amount of interest in him, so the effort to flip him away from Mark Richt and the Bulldogs will heat up a bit.
Eason's high school coach will be at the coaches clinic next weekend in Ann Arbor and he may decide to make the trip, as well, so things could get interesting there.
Eason was in action at the Pylon 7v7 event in Las Vegas this weekend and showed off the arm that has made him the top quarterback prospect in the country. 247 Sports has clips of his performance that can be found here.
Another guy to watch is four-star prospect Brandon Peters (Avon, Indiana) who was offered a few weeks back. It would not surprise me to see the Wolverines accept a commitment from him. The 247 Crystal Ball actually has Michigan as the leader.
Five-star linebacker visiting next weekend
Michigan will be getting a visit from five-star 2016 linebacker Caleb Kelly on March 13, per 247 Sports.
Kelly is a five-star prospect and the third ranked outside linebacker in the 2016 class, per the 247 Composite. He was offered by Michigan on Jan. 16.
JD Spielman gets first offer from Michigan
Michigan offered 2016 athlete JD Spielman (Eden Prairie, Minnesota), which was his first Division-I offer.
Spielman, who is actually committed to Ohio State as a lacrosse player, is the son of Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman.
That's it for Monday. Check back in Wednesday for the latest roundup of Michigan football recruiting news.