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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Wolverines offer five-star linebacker and visit updates

In this edition, Michigan extends an offer to an elite 2016 prospect, a handful of recruits set visits to Ann Arbor and one of the top running backs on the board trims his list of schools.

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Michigan offers elite 2016 linebacker

Michigan extended a scholarship offer to 2016 linebacker prospect Lyndell Wilson (Montgomery, Alabama) on Thursday just hours after he was offered by Ohio State, according to his Twitter account.

Wilson is one of the top defensive prospects in the class of 2016. He is a five-star prospect and the second-ranked outside linebacker in the class, per the 247 Composite. With that being said, it looks like it will be tough to pry him from the likes of in-state schools Alabama and Auburn.

The 247 Crystal Ball has the Crimson Tide as the heavy favorite as of today.

Visit updates

There have quite a few updates on the visitor front this week. In this edition of the roundup, we take a look at the latest developments from the last few days in terms of prospects planning to check out the University of Michigan up close.

We will start with this weekend, where the Wolverines will be visited by a trio of players from the state of New Jersey in Ahmir Mitchell (Egg Harbor City, New Jersey), Brad Hawkins and Ron Johnson (Camden, New Jersey). Johnson was actually offered by Michigan on Thursday, according to 247 Sports' Steve Lorenz. (FREE)

All three guys are four-star prospects, with Mitchell and Hawkins being wide receivers and Johnson a defensive end. They will be in Ann Arbor on Sunday, per 247 Sports' Steve Wiltfong.

Michigan will also have one its current 2016 commits in town this weekend, as four-star offensive lineman Erik Swenson (Downers Grove, Illinois) tweeted out Thursday that he will be in town on Saturday.

Swenson is one of two players currently committed to Michigan for 2016, the other being linebacker Dele Harding.

Finally, 2016 offensive lineman Terrance Davis (Hyattsville, Maryland) plans on visiting the university not this weekend, but for the spring game, according to his Twitter account

Davis is a four-star prospect and the third-ranked offensive guard in the nation, per the 247 Composite.

Michigan makes the cut for Washington

Class of 2016 running back Robert Washington (Huntersville, North Carolina) has been narrowing down his list of schools recently and tweeting out who makes up his top six piece by piece, and the Wolverines have officially been added to the mix.

Washington's final six schools include Michigan, Alabama, Syracuse, TCU and North Carolina. The sixth has yet to be announced.

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