Happy Friday, and welcome to today’s Recruiting Roundup.
Well, guys. It’s almost here. Tomorrow is the day U-M plays in prime time under the lights against Notre Dame. But before that, we have some updates you may like on some 5-star talents in the 2020 class, as well as this big time note:
2019 5-star Quavaris Crouch locks in official visit
That’s right, folks. Crouch is coming to campus this October for the Wisconsin game, as he told 247Sports’ Anna Hickey.
“There’s a lot about Michigan — the network, the alumni, Jordan, he power of the ‘M,’ Harbaugh,” Crouch said. “I think Harbaugh will be there for a long time, but the only con about it is he’s gotta win. He’s gotta beat Ohio State and Michigan State, beat those people up there. I feel comfortable around the coaching staff and I’ve been around the players and feel like there’s a lot of positives with life after football. I’m going to major in business, and they have a good business program. They’re recruiting me for athlete, too.”
He also has officials locked in for Florida State in November and Clemson at a to be determined date. He is attending the Tennessee/West Virginia game, for an unofficial visit for Tennessee, this weekend.
Crouch also plans on setting up official visits to USC and Alabama.
No word on when he’ll commit, but he still plans on enrolling early. But good news for Michigan is Crouch admits the U-M coaches communicate with him the most. He also admits he won’t know what position he wants to play in college until he steps foot on campus, but likes the idea of playing both sides, naming Jabrill Peppers as someone who has done that successfully before.
He also announced his top seven on Twitter, and the Wolverines obviously made the cut.
I thank God for it all let's see where he takes me ✝️ pic.twitter.com/SlOicrXcO0— JuupJuup Crouch (@CrouchQuavaris) August 31, 2018
Update on 2019 4-star WR
One of the top receivers on Michigan’s board, 4-star Cornelius Johnson, is going to be watching the Wolverines play live this weekend.
Only downside? He’ll be visiting the opposing team.
Johnson is visiting Notre Dame this weekend, but does plan to visit Michigan after his senior football season, according to 247Sports’ Brian Dohn ($).
Other schools in consideration include Penn State, Stanford and Alabama. Johnson also plans on enrolling early, so it’s my assumption Notre Dame has a huge lead in his recruitment. The crystal balls on 247 also indicate that, with 75 percent rolling with the Irish.
But maybe the Wolverines can change that with a huge victory this weekend.
2020 5-star DE looking to visit soon
“I’d love to get up to Michigan,” Braswell said. “I haven’t been up there yet and want to get there.”
No date has been confirmed for a visit, but the fact he is interested in Michigan is great news. The 6-foot-3, 211-pounder from Baltimore, Maryland is the No. 19 overall player in the 2020 class on 247Sports’ composite, so a commitment from him would be huge for the Wolverines, to say the least.
He holds other offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Florida and others. Two crystal ball predictions are in for Alabama, but his recruitment remains wide open, according to Lorenz.
2020 5-star WR gives update on Michigan recruitment
Johnny Wilson, a 5-star wide receiver from California, included U-M in his top six list earlier this year. Wilson hasn’t made many comments about Michigan or any of his other top schools, until now.
In an interview with TMI’s Brandon Huffman ($), Wilson went in depth on his top six schools, including Michigan.
“Coach (Jim) Harbaugh came up here twice. When we’ve talked, he said that they haven’t had a receiver my size in that system and he said they need a guy like me. He’s a coach I’d really like to play for and he’s done some great things in the league,” Wilson said.
The rest of his top schools include Northwestern, Fresno State, USC, Oregon and Washington.
Some interesting notes about his recruitment from the update:
- Wilson has already visited Washington twice and says Seattle is “a great town to be in.” He also raved about Chris Petersen.
- His high school quarterback, Jaden Casey, is now committed to Fresno State.
- He admitted he has talked the most with Northwestern, noting the academics and how he’d fit well in its system.
- Oregon also has a teammate of his committed — Mycah Pittman.
- Andddddd USC is the local good team.
Standing at 6-foot-5 and weighing 215 pounds, Wilson is the No. 16 overall player in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
That’s all for this week! Check back next week for more recruiting news!