The first big recruiting weekend of the season is finally coming up this weekend, when the Wolverines face off against Wisconsin.
ESPN College GameDay will be on campus, it’s a night game and a top-15 matchup, so this will be the best atmosphere for a game this year.
This edition of the Wednesday Recruiting Roundup will have some news about the upcoming visit weekend, but will also focus on last week’s experience, which had a surprising high level of talent on the sidelines. Let’s get to the news!
Five-star to reschedule his official visit
The biggest name that was slated to visit against Wisconsin was Quavaris Crouch, the five-star athlete out of North Carolina. However, a report from The Michigan Insider’s Steve Lorenz has revealed that the visit is no longer going to take place ($).
While this news is obviously disappointing, Lorenz went to great lengths to ensure this is not a complete cancellation, as Crouch is going to make plans to visit another weekend, and has been in clear and constant communication with the staff.
The consensus belief is Michigan is apart of Crouch’s top three schools, along with Tennessee and Clemson. This weekend would have been his first official visit. Florida State is also coming on, as his only other official visit is scheduled for the end of November in Tallahassee.
Rescheduling for a later date is not necessarily a bad thing, considering Crouch has stated the only thing holding him back from Michigan is their poor performance in big games lately. If the team can beat Wisconsin and Michigan State in the next couple weeks, they can show him their progress and impress him even more.
Plus, being later in the official visits is always a positive. But a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, and the staff must work to ensure he’s back in Ann Arbor.
Top 2020 OL receives offer on first visit to campus
Traveling all the way from Texas, the Michigan program impressed four-star offensive guard Logan Parr this past weekend.
Parr holds offers from Texas, Oklahoma, TCU, LSU and others, before Ed Warinner extended him one during his visit. The offer meant a lot to the junior, who always had a soft spot for the Wolverines.
“Coach Warinner let me know after the fact while I was eating dinner with my dad and grandpa,” Parr told TMI’s Brice Marich ($). “We were all really happy, especially because I grew up rooting for the Wolverines. I played on the San Antonio Wolverines for a couple years, so I always cheered for Michigan.”
Parr said his first trip to Ann Arbor “exceeded all my expectations,” adding “I didn’t know how nice the facilities were going to be and how personable each coach was going into it.”
The four-star said he is already trying to get back to campus and Michigan jumped into his top group. Texas holds three of four 247Sports crystal balls so far, with Texas Tech being the other.
Michigan offers top 2021 offensive tackle
Michigan is getting in early for one of the country’s best emerging offensive linemen in the 2021 class. This weekend, they offered Pennsylvania native Nolan Rucci, joining a growing list of schools interested in the 6-foot-8, 266-pound sophomore.
The Wolverines joined Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, West Virginia and Pitt as Rucci demonstrates he is one of the best players in the mid-atlantic region.
Rucci spoke with TMI’s Brice Marich about what receiving an offer from Michigan meant to him ($). “I was extremely excited and am really excited to get to know the coaching staff. It means a lot coming from a great program like Michigan and I’m extremely thankful to the coaches for giving me the opportunity to play there.”
He added he is “very interested” and “we were hoping to get up to a game sometime this season or over the winter if my schedule allows.”
Penn State has the only two crystal ball picks, which both came after his visit for the whiteout game against Ohio State two weeks ago.
This weekend should be an exciting time for Michigan recruiting, so make sure to stay locked in with Maize n Brew as we provide the latest recruiting news. Check in Friday for more!