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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Trending in the right direction

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Michigan is trending up for recruits in multiple classes.

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Michigan is off this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the coaches are just sitting around. They have been on the recruiting trail trying to put the finishing touches on the 2019 class, and continue to lay the groundwork for the 2020 class.

Here are some updates from the recruiting trail over the last couple days:

U-M heavy favorite for 2019 3-star ATH

According to The Michigan Insider’s Steve Lorenz ($), Michigan is a heavy favorite to land 2019 3-star cornerback/wide receiver Mike Sainristil.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder from Everett, Massachusetts decommitted from Virginia Tech last week and will be taking an unofficial visit to Michigan next week for the game against Penn State. He already officially visited this past summer.

Over the last week, 12 (!) crystal ball predictions went in favor of the Wolverines. If all things go well next weekend, it’s safe to assume a commitment would follow not long after that.

Sainristil is the No. 1 player in his state, No. 62 cornerback and No. 675 overall player in the 2019 class, per 247Sports’ composite.

Michigan impresses former Georgia commit

2019 4-star cornerback Jalen Perry recently decommitted from Georgia and unofficially visited Michigan for the Wisconsin game a couple weeks back. Marich was able to speak with Perry ($) and discover his relationship with cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich is strong.

“(Zordich) was the one I was kind of was around the most. He’s my position coach, so he’s a guy I would want to be around the most and I like him,” Perry said. “Our relationship is good. We communicate very often and we talk a lot.

“I know he knows a lot about the corner position and I like the way he coaches his guys, so I have seen the progress he’s taken their corners and made them into great players. I like the way he pushes his corners.”

The 6-foot-1, 188-pounder from Dacula, Georgia also got to meet with one of the class’ biggest ambassadors — 4-star all-purpose back Giles Jackson.

Perry said he likes “Michigan enough to say they are more of one of the top schools for me,” and that he’d come back for an official visit.

Perry is the No. 21 player in Georgia, No. 19 cornerback and No. 169 player overall in the 2019 class, so this would be a really good get for the Wolverines.

Jim Harbaugh, Pep Hamilton visit No. 1 2020 player

Bryan Bresee is one heavily-recruited player, and he is still just a high school junior.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound defensive end from Damascus, Maryland was visited by head coach Jim Harbaugh and passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton earlier this week, according to Lorenz ($).

Bresee is already being targeted by the nation’s top schools — Michigan, Ohio State, Georgia, Alabama, Penn State, Clemson...essentially every successful football program. The Buckeyes lead the crystal balls because their insiders pull the trigger on those faster than anyone else, so I wouldn’t put too much stock into that right now.

2020 RB looking to check out AA

As I reported last week, 2020 3-star running back Sam Adams II has connections to Jim Harbaugh. His father, Sam Adams Sr., knows Harbaugh from their NFL days. Michigan recently extended a scholarship to Adams, and he told me he is interesting in visiting Ann Arbor if the schedule matched up, since his high school team is locked in the playoffs.

TMI’s Brice Marich recently spoke to Adams Sr. ($), and he reiterated what his son told me.

“No visit set yet, but we are coming 100 percent,” Adams Sr. said. “Schedule is tight.”

Adams II is the No. 6 player in the state of Washington, No. 28 running back and No. 340 overall player in his class. With scholarships from Michigan, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Nebraska, Penn State, Florida, LSU and other big-time programs, he will be a 4-star by the time it is all said and done.

That’s all for this week! May sure to tune in Monday for more recruiting news.