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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Touted tackles top this week’s visitors list

Two big-time tackles will be on campus on Saturday, plus a current commit receives a major honor.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 Michigan at Penn State Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With Michigan at home against a major rival this weekend, there is finally some building recruiting buzz as the staff lines up visits from their top targets for the game. We’ve got some recent additions to the visitor’s list and a nice accolade for a current commit in this week’s roundup, so let’s get right to it.

Four-star commit receives All-American Bowl invite

Let’s start off the roundup with a bit of good news about a 2020 commit who has earned recognition for his red-hot senior season. Four-star receiver A.J. Henning missed most of his junior season with injuries, which dampened his outlook and caused the prestigious bowl committees to skip over him when handing out invitations.

They corrected that mistake earlier this week when the Adidas All-American Bowl extended an invite to him, who has proved the injuries have not slowed him down one bit this year.

Henning is the fourth Michigan commit to receive this honor, following four-stars Jordan Morant, Kalel Mullings and RJ Moten on the defensive side of the ball.

2021 top 5 OT to visit this weekend

Ed Warinner continues to do an excellent job getting top offensive linemen from across the country to visit, and this weekend is no different. Aside from 2020 top 100 tackle Andrew Gentry, there may not be a better talent on campus this weekend than four-star Landon Tengwall

Tengwall is ranked as the No. 31 player in the 2021 class and will be up for a return trip after visiting in the spring, according to 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong ($).

Playing for Good Counsel in Maryland, Tengwall is current teammates with three-star defensive tackle commit Kris Jenkins, which gives Michigan a helpful party in their corner. They will still have to battle some familiar foes in Notre Dame and Penn State in this recruitment though. Those two schools are split in the crystal ball for Tengwall right now, but Michigan has always been the constant school mentioned in his recruitment, so we’ll see if this visit moves the needle.

Texas tackle sets return trip to Ann Arbor

Another big visitor on the offensive line who announced he will be taking the trip north this weekend is three-star Cullen Montgomery, per The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($).

Accentuating Warinner’s recruiting ability, this will be the Texas native’s second trip to Michigan already. After his previous visit, Montgomery had some good things to say about the program:

“Coach (Ed) Warinner, the offensive line coach, I feel like when I went out there we had a good relationship. I feel like they have a future for me, which is really big, especially on the academic side. That’s really big to me, so I could see myself there.”

Despite being a three star, Montgomery holds offers from some of the top schools in the country, including Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas A&M just to name a few. It’s safe to say he has high interest in Michigan given these visits and they should remain a contender.

That’s it for another Michigan Recruiting Roundup! Check back again soon to get your latest fill of recruiting news.