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Michigan Monday Recruiting Roundup: Iowa Wins In More Ways Than One

Michigan’s rough loss could have a big impact on recruiting.

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Defensive Line Target Commits to Oregon

Three-star Defensive Tackle Popo Aumavae announced his commitment to Oregon Sunday evening, capping off an official visit weekend in which the Ducks fell 52-27 to Pac 12 rival Stanford. Aumavae was offered by Michigan in February of 2016 and was thought to have Michigan high on his list, but the West Coast draw was enough to keep the Stockton, CA product away from Michigan.

Thomas, Peoples-Jones Named to Mr. Football Final Four

Michigan targets Donovan Peoples-Jones and Ambry Thomas were named to the Michigan Mr. Football Final Four Sunday morning after two incredible regular seasons.

Peoples-Jones finished the season with 22 receptions for 766 yards and nine receiving touchdowns, while Thomas racked up 25 receptions for 741 yards and nine touchdowns. Thomas also tacked on one pick-six, 32 tackles, and five pass breakups. Both are high on Michigan's list of targets and could provide an incredible spark to either the receiving corps or the defensive back unit, but their commitments will likely come down to National Signing Day. Peoples-Jones also visited Florida officially this weekend.

Oliver Martin Takes In Michigan's Loss to Iowa

Four-star receiver Oliver Martin out of Iowa City visited Kinnick for Michigan's tough loss to the unranked Hawkeyes Saturday. Michigan and Iowa are thought to be the two front runners for Martin's recruitment, and a bad loss for Michigan didn't help under the bright lights Saturday evening. Fellow Hawkeye target Eno Benjamin decommitted from Iowa earlier in the season, but Martin has not given any indication that a lackluster season could keep him from staying in his hometown. A prime-time win over the third-ranked team in the nation certainly will not hurt Iowa’s chances.