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Michigan Monday Crootin’: In-state 5-star making decision ‘soon’

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A 2020 5-star from the Mitten State is about ready to make his decision. Meanwhile, a 2019 target just delayed his decision.

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Happy Monday, everyone, and welcome to another Michigan Monday Crootin’!

We have lots of good tidbits to catch you all up on from over the weekend. So pour another cup of that office coffee and join us for some Michigan Wolverines recruiting news!

2020 in-state 5-star OG about ready to decide

Justin Rogers, the No. 1 ranked guard and No. 14 overall player in the 2020 class and a 5-star talent from Oak Park, tweeted over the weekend he is making his commitment soon.

At one point, Rogers admitted his top three were Michigan, the Georgia Bulldogs and...*sigh*...the Ohio State Buckeyes.

OSU holds all 14 of the crystal ball selections for Rogers, but Allen Trieu of 247Sports ($) says sources say Georgia has picked up steam in his recruitment, with having Rogers in for a visit in June and July.

No matter what you listen to — Trieu’s sources or the crystal ball picks — neither scenario looks good for the Maize and Blue. Here’s to wishful thinking!

2019 ATH delays decision date

Meanwhile, 2019 4-star athlete Giles Jackson announced he is pushing back his decision.

He was supposed to decide this week on Aug. 24, but tweeted he is “weighing ALL of my options.”

Jackson has been trending away from the Wolverines for some time now, and instead has trended toward the Oregon Ducks. But a delay in his decision may be a sign of good news for Michigan.

His top four once consisted of Michigan, Oregon, Oregon State and USC. That is until Colorado and Florida sent offers his way after a stellar performance at The Opening Finals. Jackson then included those two schools in his top list.

This one is as big of a mystery as Rogers’ recruitment. We will just have to wait and see how this plays out.

2019 Michigan commit dedicating entire senior season to St. Judes

2019 4-star all-purpose back and Michigan commit Eric Gray is doing something pretty incredible for his senior season.

For each touchdown Gray scores, people can either donate a one-time amount or a specified dollar amount per touchdown scored by Gray to go toward St. Judge Children’s Research Hospital. The funds are being raised on PledgeIt.org.

Gray’s goal is $10,000, and as of Sunday night, the total amount of money raised is $1,688.

This is so incredibly awesome. Seeing any high school player do this is extremely classy, but to see a future Michigan player do it makes it even sweeter.

If you are interesting in making a pledge, click here.

That’s all for this Monday’s crootin’ update! Be sure to check back with us on Wednesday and Friday for more things Michigan recruiting!