Michigan is back home for its fourth game in five weeks at the Big House. It’s homecoming weekend, which means loads of alumni will be making their pilgrimage back to Ann Arbor. But with the staff focusing on the Wisconsin game next week as the first big recruiting event of the season, many big targets are waiting until then to experience the program.
This weekend will be like the first few, with lots of local prospects from future classes. This isn’t a bad thing, considering head 2020 recruiter Andre Seldon now has a sidekick in Cornell Wheeler, who will be working hard to secure some commits in a talented junior Michigan class. Neither of these two have announced they’ll be at the game, but Seldon has been at every home game so far, so I’d be surprised if he wasn’t.
Without any further delay, let’s get to the players that have actually confirmed they’ll be visiting this weekend as the Wolverines take on the Terps.
Erick All — Four-star, #362 overall, #16 TE
All will be making his first trip to Ann Arbor this season after committing in June and participating in the BBQ at the Big House.
Michigan recently offered All’s teammate, 2020 running back Jutahn McClain. No word if he’ll be tagging along, but I wouldn’t doubt it. McClain already has a Michigan Crystal Ball pick, his only so far.
Harrison Bailey - Four-star, #60 overall, #3 Pro-style QB
Quarterback is arguably the position that Jim Harbaugh has recruited best while his time at Michigan. He’s keeping that going with the 2020 class, as the Wolverines are far out in front to land highly touted Georgia product Harrison Bailey.
The top 100 recruit has 71% of Crystal Balls for Michigan, and has visited campus several times already. His dad also loves the program and Chris Partridge is the main recruiter. Quarterbacks also commit early on in the process, and all of the evidence added up means Michigan securing his verbal this weekend not out of the question.
Ramier Lewis — unranked OT
Another reason I believe Andre Seldon will be on campus again is because his teammate Lewis will also be there. Lewis visited for the Nebraska game and made quick plans to return in short order.
The sophomore doesn’t have an offer from Michigan yet.
This week is the quiet before the storm, as Michigan will be hosting top targets like Quavaris Crouch and Trevor Keegan, plus wobbling commit Eric Gray, next weekend against Wisconsin.
Right now, the staff is happy to keep building relationships with the young crop of Michigan players who grew up dreaming playing for the Wolverines. As usual, more recruits will show up on the sideline than expected, so the sidelines will not be empty.