Two targets book visits for the spring game
Michigan football's first spring game under new head coach (and part-time first base coach for the Oakland A's) Jim Harbaugh could end up being the program's biggest weekend for visits to this point for 2016 prospects, and a pair of teammates have locked their dates in.
Dontavious Jackson, one of 2016's top linebackers, will be in Ann Arbor for the spring game on April 4, along with safety Chris Brown. The pair of teammates are from Houston, Texas.
Tickets To Michigan Are Purchased #GoBlue
— Dontavious Jackson5⃣ (@DCinco__5) March 9, 2015
Jackson is a four-star prospect and the fourth ranked inside linebacker in 2016, while Brown is a three-star prospect and the 35th ranked safety in the class, per the 247 Composite.
Costello decision coming soon
As we have talked about the last few weeks or so, a decision from 2016 quarterback target KJ Costello (Rancho Santa Margarita, California) could come any time, which Lindsay Thiry of the Los Angeles Times reiterated on Sunday afternoon.
Again, Michigan's chances here depend on if he ends up taking a visit or not. It seems less likely with each passing day, but it is premature to rule it out. But with a decision looming, things appear to be trending the wrong way.
Costello is a four-star prospect and the fourth-ranked pro-style passer in the class of 2016, per the 247 Composite.
Rashan Gary is the nation's top prospect
One of Michigan's top targets in the 2016 class, defensive tackle Rashan Gary (Paramus, New Jersey) is now the top overall prospect in the country, according to the 247 Composite.
Gary's junior film can be found below.
Isaac Nauta plans on taking official visit to Michigan
Isaac Nauta, 2016's top tight end, will take all of his official visits this fall which includes Michigan, regardless of his commitment to Florida State, according to 247 Sports.
Michigan is in dire need of a tight end or two in their 2016 cycle and Nauta is among the best of them. We'll see if Harbaugh and company can pull off a flip from the Seminoles.
Simi Fehoko and Ahmir Mitchell name their top schools
A few 2016 prospects revealed the top schools on their respective lists over the weekend via Twitter.
Four-star wide receiver Simi Fehoko (Salt Lake City, Utah) has Michigan in his top ten.
Four-star athlete Ahmir Mitchell (Egg Harbor City, New Jersey) has the Wolverines sixth on his list, pending a visit.
Thiyo Lukusa visits over the weekend
Michigan received an unofficial visit from four-star in-state offensive lineman Thiyo Lukusa (Traverse City, Michigan) over the weekend, where he chose to rock the Outback Bowl jersey from a few years ago.
Thiyo Lukusa TC West at Univ of Michigan pic.twitter.com/LSMBn8GehZ
— Touchdown 4 Traverse (@TouchdownTC) March 8, 2015
Lukusa at one point last year was considered a near-lock to end up as a part of the 2016 class, but things started to fall apart a bit when it became clear Brady Hoke and staff would not be back.
Harbaugh has thrown Michigan back in to the mix, so we will see what happens.
- Michigan will get a visit from linebacker Devin Bush later this month, per Rivals' Tim Sullivan. ($)
- Wolverines going hard after four-star cornerback David Long, per 247's Ryan Bartow. ($)
- U-M offered a pair of OL from Texas over the weekend. (FREE)