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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: The Daxton Hill effect

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Looks like the 5-star safety committing to Michigan is having a bigger impact than we thought.

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Hey there, and welcome to Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup.

Another big recruiting weekend is on deck for Michigan, as the Wolverines play host to top 100 2019 player Lewis Cine, among others.

But let’s get to the news from the last few days.

Michigan expected to be factor for 2020 WR

Everybody knows about 5-star Daxton Hill committing to the Wolverines by this point, but what some don’t know is Hill’s commitment very well could lead to another commitment for Michigan, this time by a 2020 recruit.

Javian Hester is a 6-foot-3, 175-pound wide receiver from Booker T. Washington High School in Oklahoma, the same school Hill currently plays for. According to The Michigan Insider’s Steve Lorenz ($), Hill committing to Michigan could play a role in Hester’s recruitment.

“The two are reportedly very close. Michigan has already been on Hester for a while and the early returns are that the interest is mutual. With the Wolverines now having Hill in the fold, I suspect the Wolverines’ chances have gotten a nice uptick.” Lorenz said.

Hester is the No. 79 overall player in the 2020 class, per 247Sports’ composite. This would be a huge pick up if Michigan was able to sway him to play for Michigan alongside a close and talented friend like Hill.

Michigan TE coach, Hill could also impact 2 other Oklahoma recruits

At least, that is what TMI’s Brice Marich is reporting ($).

Michigan tight ends coach Sherrone Moore played on the offensive line for Oklahoma from 2006-07, and he is a well regarded coach and person in the state, especially by Broken Arrow High School head coach David Alexander, who coaches two of the top three players in the state of Oklahoma in the 2020 class — 4-star offensive lineman Andrew Raym and 4-star cornerback Myles Slusher.

“I am very impressed with coach Moore,” Alexander said. “His name carries some weight with high school coaches and players here. I’ve met with Sherrone. He came to Broken Arrow during the last open recruiting period to look at a couple of our players. We had a lot of fun and probably talked football for an hour.”

So where does Hill factor here? Despite not attending the same high school, Hill and Slusher are “longtime family friends,” according to Marich.

Alexander also said Slusher and Raym will both visit Michigan in the future, so this all is really good news early on for the Wolverines.

2020 4-star OT to visit Michigan this weekend

In a report from Marich ($), 2020 4-star offensive tackle Michael Carmody has planned a visit to Michigan this weekend for the Nebraska game.

According to Marich, Carmody texts often with Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warinner, but still wants to build up relationships with the coaches.

Carmody is the No. 192 overall recruit in the 2020 class, per 247Sports’ composite.

That’s all for this week! Tune in on Monday for more Michigan recruiting news.