Visit still in the works for Costello
Talk of quarterbacks has been popular on Maize n Brew this week, and we continue that theme to start off Friday's recruiting roundup.
Much has been made about the status of 2016 quarterback KJ Costello and where Michigan stands with him. With a decision possibly coming any time from one of the nation's top passers, it looks like the Wolverines are behind Stanford and USC, but a visit is still in the works, according to Ryan Bartow of 247 Sports.
"I was talking to my dad last night and we were talking about taking some last-minute deals. We are going to head over to USC this weekend and maybe Stanford the following weekend. I'd also like to book a trip to Michigan."
It would be the second trip to Ann Arbor, but the first during the tenure of new head coach Jim Harbaugh.
"I absolutely loved it," he said. "It was summer time. I want to see what it is like in the winter. Unbelievable coaching staff and an unbelievable opportunity there."
I'm told his interest in Michigan is still legitimate and the family is doing what they can to try and make it in for a visit sometime this weekend, which goes along with what the narrative has been this week.
Again, U-M's chances here seem to hinge on if they get him to come to Ann Arbor for a visit or not. The staff is making a hard push to get it done, so we'll see next week if something gets nailed down or not.
Recently-offered prospect had no idea Harbaugh was at Michigan
Michigan offered four-star linebacker/defensive end Alton Robinson (Converse, Texas) on Thursday, but it was something he told Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247 that was extremely interesting.
In a reaction piece to his offer, Robinson said that he did not know Jim Harbaugh was the new head coach at Michigan until his offer came down.
That may just be the strangest bit of recruiting news I have heard in awhile.
For the rest of Lorenz's interview with Robinson, hit the link here. ($)
Camilo Eifler gets a photo edit
One of the newer aspects of recruiting is the universities hiring graphic design people to send out photo edits to prospective student athletes, and I'll say this -- Michigan's have been excellent recently.
The most recent prospect to have an edit sent their way is four-star 2016 linebacker Camilo Eifler (Oakland, California), which he posted to his Twitter account.
Graphic design is not easy, so the athletic department deserves a ton of credit for how well some of these turn out. They definitely help in getting prospects excited about the possibility of playing for a school.
It has been a slower week compared to the last few both on and off the field. Michigan students are on spring break this week, which meant a break from the recently started spring football practices. Also, the Wolverines slowed down a bit on the recruiting trail, but a few offers still went out.
Bowen is a four-star prospect and the 18th ranked weak side defensive end in the 2016 class, per the 247 Composite.
Mbem-Bosse is currently unranked by the major recruiting services.
That's it for Friday. Check back in on Monday for the latest roundup of Michigan football recruiting news.