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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Four-star DL target sets return visit

A top target plans to be back on campus and a touted basketball recruit has good things to say about Michigan.

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Welcome back to another Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup. We’ve got a few tidbits from both football and basketball in this edition, so let’s get right to it.

Four-star target reschedules visit

After experiencing a game at Michigan for the first time against Army earlier this season, 2021 four-star defensive end Rodney McGraw quickly made plans to return for Rutgers the next week. While that visit didn’t materialize because of a postponed high school game, The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich was able to confirm McGraw will still be making another trip to Ann Arbor this season ($).

McGraw will be returning to campus for the Michigan State game on Nov. 16. This is great news for Michigan as it clearly shows McGraw still holds the program in high regard. Following his first visit in September, a few crystal balls rolled in for the four-star to Michigan, and it seems like there is no reason for that sentiment to change yet.

Touted 2020 commit out for senior season

In the latest recap of Michigan commit’s high school seasons, I mentioned that four-star defensive end Braiden McGregor left in the fourth quarter of his rivalry game because of an injured knee.

The worst fears about the extent of his injury have been confirmed when TMI’s Marich reported McGregor tore his MCL, PCL and meniscus, which will cause him to miss the rest of his senior season ($).

This is a huge bummer for McGregor, whose high school career has been cut short. However, Marich indicates he will be having surgery next week and still plans to enroll early at Michigan, where he can be under the attention of some of the best doctors in the country. McGregor intends to still contribute in his freshman season. He’s got 10 months to recover, so we’ll see how if he can accomplish his goal.

Four-star C breaks down his finalists

Switching over to basketball, 2020 top 50 center Hunter Dickinson has narrowed his top group to include Michigan, Florida State, Notre Dame and Duke. He talked with Pat Lawless of D1 Circuit about his finalist and had some great things to say about Michigan and Juwan Howard (FREE).

”Coach Juwan Howard, he basically played my position so I couldn’t learn from a better person in college basketball in terms of what I am and who’s done what I’ve done,” Dickinson said. “Probably he and Patrick Ewing are the only two that I could think of that have done what I’m doing right now and can help me develop, so I really like that.”

He also says he “vibe(s) with the team really well” and wants to decide before his season starts, which is coming up soon. Based on his effusive comments about Michigan compared to the rest of the schools, it looks like the Wolverines could be slightly ahead right now.

That wraps up another Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup. Tune in for more recruiting updates soon!