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Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Notre Dame beatdown impresses top recruits

Michigan annihilated Notre Dame, and the recruits in attendance noticed.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines had a lot of recruits in attendance over the weekend for a big tilt versus Notre Dame.

When things were all said and done, Michigan was a winner on and off the field. They beat Notre Dame in an impressive manner, and in return they impressed the recruits watching in person.

Here’s our Monday Recruiting Roundup.

Elite 2022 QB very interested in Michigan

Gordo (Ala.) 2022 QB Tanner Bailey attended the Notre Dame-Michigan game and told The Michigan Insider ($) it went really well.

Bailey spoke with Jim Harbaugh and quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels. Harbaugh offered Bailey during the visit, an offer in which Bailey was “extremely thankful” to receive.

It was Bailey’s first time up in Ann Arbor and he said had no idea how awesome it was up there and that he wants to visit again soon. Bailey also intends to visit Auburn and Alabama soon.

There’s no favorite for the 6-foot QB at the moment but he did say he was very interested in Michigan.

Andrew Gentry has great visit, Michigan’s in his top three

Columbine (Co.) 2020 four-star offensive tackle Andrew Gentry had a great visit with Michigan over the weekend, saying the gameday “atmosphere was just incredible” and being in The Big House was like nothing he’s ever experienced before.

Gentry called said the Michigan coaches are very down to earth and very open. He had a great visit with offensive line coach Ed Warinner and defensive line coach Shaun Nua as well.

Perhaps most importantly, Gentry shared with The Michigan Insider ($) that Michigan is definitely one of his top 3 schools and definitely a place he could see himself playing.

Gentry is the No. 60 overall prospect in the 2020 class and No. 6 tackle.

Top 2021 offensive tackle visits Michigan

Michigan is in the top three for 2021 offensive tackle Landon Tengwall, along with Notre Dame and Penn State, according to Steve Wiltfong ($). The Olney (Md.) Good Counsel product was in attendance for Michigan’s beatdown over Notre Dame and said the atmosphere was great and he’ll be back for an official visit in April.

During the visit Ed Warinner talked a lot about technique with Tengwall, calling Warinner a great guy, a great coach, and someone he loves watching coach.

The four-star tackle is the No. 5 offensive tackle and No. 28 overall prospect in the 2021 class.

Michigan offers 2021 safety during visit

Michigan offered Bolingbrook, IL safety Justin Walters during his visit to Michigan over the weekend.

Walters is the No. 18 safety in his class and No. 410 overall prospect and all of his crystal balls have him committing to Notre Dame. However, maybe watching the Irish get thrashed by Michigan in person could change his mind somewhat.

Walters said that the gameday environment was insane ($) and that the offer means a lot.

Michigan now a top school for top LB after visit

6-foot-3 2021 Shelby (N.C.) four-star linebacker Jack Hollifield visited Michigan this weekend and said it was one of the best visits he’s ever been on.

Hollifield’s main takeaways ($) from the visit included meeting Jim Harbaugh and the way the defense took control of the game. His father and head coach came with him and were shocked with all Michigan had to offer and loved Ann Arbor.

Hollifield said he was already interested in Michigan but now he considers them one of his top schools. Hollifield is the No. 8 inside linebacker and No. 227 overall prospect in the 2021 class.