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Recruiting Roundup: Teammate of five-star commit set to visit Ann Arbor this weekend

A handful of 2021 and 2022 prospects are looking to take a trip to Ann Arbor this season.

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another edition of the Michigan Recruiting Roundup. The Michigan staff is still building up for their big rivalry games later in the season, but we’ve got the latest news on what they have been up to recently on the recruiting trail.

2021 three-star DE to visit this weekend

One of the prospects that has been highest on Michigan since receiving his offer back in the spring is Illinois three-star defensive end Ryan Keeler. Keeler is the teammate of 2021 five-star quarterback J.J. McCarthy at Nazareth Academy, and understandably has a strong relationship with the charismatic quarterback.

The duo will be on campus this weekend for the Iowa game, according to Keeler’s Twitter.

Since Michigan offered back in the spring, Keeler has picked up offers from Kentucky, Wisconsin, Boston College, and others. He still has 100 percent of his crystal balls for the Wolverines, but we’ll see if they can keep it up with his increased attention from other schools.

Top 150 2021 OL keeping in close contact with Michigan

Among the many touted linemen prospects Ed Warinner is keeping tabs on in the 2021 cycle is Massachusetts four-star offensive guard Drew Kendall. He recently visited for the Barbeque at the Big House, and is looking to get back soon, according to The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($).

“Yes, I would (like to visit for a game). Still trying to see if I can,” Kendall told Marich. “We play on Saturdays, which makes it hard to go see games.”

Even if his schedule doesn’t allow him to see a game, Warinner is doing work to maintain the relationship.

“I have I have been talking with coach Warinner a lot,” Kendall said. “I like him a lot too. We text a few times a week talking about upcoming games.”

Kendall received a few crystal balls for local Boston College following his trip to Ann Arbor, so they look to be in the lead right now, but the combination of Warinner and Don Brown’s connections to the region are a formidable force to overcome in recruiting.

Young Ohio QB looking to make a visit

Michigan is setting themselves up well to continue their streak of touted quarterback recruits. After already landing a five-star in 2021, work is already being done in the 2022 cycle with Ohio prospect Chase Harrison.

He caught up with TMI’s Marich about his previous visit and future plans ($).

“The visit was awesome,” Harrison said. “It was fun doing the photo shoot and touring around campus and facilities.”

After the summer visit, Harrison is looking forward to visiting for an actual game.

“Looking at Michigan State or Ohio State games,” said Harrison. “I want to watch their new RPO offense, which I run in high school. I want to experience the atmosphere, and want to spend some more time with coaches.”

Harrison, who has started at Centerville since midway through his freshman season, already holds offers from Louisville and Toledo.

That wraps up another Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup! Check back soon for all of the latest news and updates on Maize n Brew.