Michigan hosts several visitors over the weekend
As we head into the summer and satellite camp season, Michigan hosted a fair amount of prospects this past weekend, including targets like four-star 2016 defensive end Khalid Kareem (Farmington, Michigan) and three-star wide receiver Donald Stewart (West Orange, New Jersey).
U of M showing me love! pic.twitter.com/S7P47JbLRD— Khalid Kareem (@khalid_kareem53) May 31, 2015
Had a great time at Michigan this weekend 〽️#GoBlue 8⃣ pic.twitter.com/fOnfzHlO7r— Donald Stewart (@Donald_Stewart8) June 1, 2015
Three-star prospect JD Spielman (Eden Prairie, Minnesota), a 2016 athlete, and 2018 wide receiver Will Mallory (Jacksonville, Florida) were also in Ann Arbor. Spielman is the son of Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, while Mallory's father Mike played wide receiver at Michigan.
Great time at Michigan's Prospect Day pic.twitter.com/UEMC1OyIh2— Will Mallory (@WillMallory_25) May 30, 2015
Another big visit that took place was 2017 four-star quarterback Dylan McCaffrey (Littleton, Colorado). McCaffrey is the third-ranked pro-style signal-caller in the class and I really like his chances of ending up in Ann Arbor and being a part of the 2017 class.
The most notable takeaway from the weekend is that it appears Michigan may be on the rise for the services of Kareem. He spent some time with Jim Harbaugh one-on-one this weekend. He has turned heads all across the country, but this very well could end up being a battle between the Spartans and Wolverines that plays out on the recruiting trail.
A few prospects said over the weekend that they will visit Michigan this summer.
Four-star 2016 defensive tackle Fred Hansard (Princeton, New Jersey) revealed via his Twitter account that he plans on making it to Ann Arbor some time in the next few months.
Gonna be a busy summer pic.twitter.com/N0PmaMcZKU— Fred Hansard (@omg_freddo_ehh) May 29, 2015
Rising 2017 wide receiver Jaylen Harris (Cleveland, Ohio) will indeed visit Michigan and told Scout's Josh Newkirk that he will be in town sometime in June.
Top targets trim schools, Michigan out for Farrell
As we have discussed quite a bit recently in these roundups, we are in a period of the 2016 recruiting cycle where players are starting to trim their respective lists of schools and set up visits throughout the summer and into the football season.
Michigan has been on the positive end for many of these cuts so far, but it is impossible to win them all. Four-star 2016 tight end Luke Farrell (Perry, Ohio) has removed the Wolverines from consideration, according to Newkirk,
2016 TE Luke Farrell told me Michigan is out. His top four is MSU, OSU, PSU and Boston College.— Josh Newkirk (@JoshNewkirk7) May 31, 2015
Look for the nation's fifth-ranked tight end to end up with the Ohio State Buckeyes before it is all said and done.
A trio of linebackers trimmed their lists over the weekend and did include the Wolverines, so there was still good news in that regard in recent days.
Thank you and these are my top schools as of now pic.twitter.com/Dh5yc6Xoe0— The Shark (@jd_veintitres) May 29, 2015
Time to move on, Top 6 ❕❗️ pic.twitter.com/Qx7QFcxwQr— Camilo Eifler (@_miloeifler) May 30, 2015
Wolverines offer Evans, commitment to follow soon?
Class of 2016 running back Chris Evans (Indianapolis, Indiana) was also visiting Michigan over the weekend, where he pulled in a scholarship offer from the program.
Blessed to have a Offer from Michigan! pic.twitter.com/BcdUSoN9u3— Chris Evans (@Kidnplay_abc123) May 31, 2015
When it was revealed that Evans was visiting late last week, many began to speculate that a commitment to Michigan would follow shortly after, and still may.
People at first thought that Michigan was done at running back after pulling in commitments from Matt Falcon (Southfield, Michigan) and Kingston Davis (Prattville, Alabama), but the team has a desperate need for playmakers and Evans could give them a very nice change-of-pace back and home run threat.
Stay tuned to this one.
Evans is a four-star prospect and the seventh-ranked all-purpose back in the 2016 class.