Jim Harbaugh has emphasized Peach State recruiting during his Michigan tenure.
In 2017, he famously held onto five-star nose tackle Aubrey Solomon’s commitment after the Leesburg, Ga. native’s profane comments about the school. Another five-star defensive lineman in Norcross’s Chris Hinton is in the fold this cycle, as well.
Since 2015, nine Georgians have taken their talents up to Ann Arbor. Harbaugh has his quarterback developing sights set on 2020 four-star Harrison Bailey to make it 10.
The Marietta product ranks No. 60 nationally per the 247Sports composite, including No. 3 out of pro quarterbacks and No. 7 in the state.
He unofficially visited for the Maryland game Saturday, marking his third trek to the Big House. Currently, 71 percent of the 247 crystal balls point to him joining Dylan McCaffrey, Brandon Peters, Joe Milton and Cade McNamara in the quarterback room.
Steve Lorenz of The Michigan Insider hinted at a commitment this past weekend ($), which has yet to come to fruition.
The Wolverines are competing with Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee for his services.
ERICK ALL IN FOR MICHIGAN
Jim Harbaugh chose a good time to heavily feature the tight ends in the passing game.
With 2019 four-star commit Erick All in attendance for the 42-21 victory, Zach Gentry and Sean McKeon combined for 10 catches for 134 yards on the afternoon.
“What stuck out to me was how many times they utilized the tight ends,” All said to The Wolverine’s Brandon Brown ($). “Gentry is a dog. He’s about as big as they come at tight end.”
The 6-foot-4, 223-pounder from Fairfield, Ohio bonded with future position coach Sherrone Moore, as well as Al Washington. This was another in a handful of unofficial visits, with his official taking place Nov. 3 for the Penn State game.
With the emergence of freshman receiver Ronnie Bell, All will likely stick as a flex tight end. With 16 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns for the Fairfield Indians, he has the tools to contribute as a jumbo receiver.
He’s a consensus four-star by the recruiting services, assessed as the No. 362 player nationally on the Composite.
MINI-UPDATE ON CHRIS HINTON
One of two five-star headliners of the 2019 class, Hinton visited Athens, Ga. for the Bulldogs 41-13 destruction of Vanderbilt.
He assures he only went to be with his brother Myles, a five-star offensive lineman for the 2020 cycle.
Thats all for today! Check back Wednesday for more football recruiting news.