Michigan could not have picked a better weekend to finally exceed expectations and dominate a rival ranked in the top 10. The team ran for 303 yards at 5.3 yards an attempt in front of a slew of touted offensive line recruits, as well as many others. Let’s hear some more information stemming from the weekend and other news from the trail.
Four-star DE still plans to visit Michigan
One of the surprise visitors for the Notre Dame was going to be Florida four-star Jaylen Harrell, until a storm postponed his high school game to Saturday. That complicated Harrell’s visit plans, according to 247Sports’ John Garcia Jr., but the defensive end is still planning to get up to Ann Arbor at some point before signing day ($).
Harrell’s team usually practices on Saturdays, which limits the amount of visits he can take during his season, but he’s not too concerned. “I’ll just worry about trips after the season,” he said.
”I watched the game, though,” Harrell said of Michigan. “They played really well, defense was flying all around the field. They played together, like a complete team.”
Harrell won’t be able to graduate until spring, which means he may take his recruitment out until the February signing day. It sounds like Michigan will be one of the top schools he considers moving forward.
2021 four-star OT reschedules visit
On this week’s Future Brew podcast coming out later today, four-star offensive tackle Garrett Dellinger was discussed as one of the weekend’s big visitors given his affinity for Notre Dame early on.
However, The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich spoke with Dellinger and found out he wasn’t on Michigan’s sidelines this past weekend, but rather Ohio State’s ($). This is disappointing news given the school Dellinger chose to visit and the raucous environment he missed. He did say he now plans to visit for the Michigan State game in a couple of weeks and possibly the Ohio State game as well.
Dellinger has always been seen as likely to leave the state, but after this it seems even more of a possibility. If he does make it up for both weekends later in the season then we can reevaluate his interest, but right now Michigan will have to be satisfied with Rocco Spindler from Clarkston.
Three-star DE sets official visit date
A prospect who has seemingly moved up and down Michigan’s board vastly this cycle is three-star defensive end Kenny Mestidor. After not being seen as a take for a while, it now looks like Michigan wants the Connecticut prospect after he told 247Sports’ Brian Dohn he has an official visit scheduled to Ann Arbor ($).
Mestidor said he will join the growing crowd of prospects that will be in town for Michigan’s tilt against Ohio State on Nov. 30.
The Wolverines are currently in Mestidor’s top three along with UCLA and Vanderbilt. He is fresh off an official to UCLA this past weekend, which may have put them in his No. 1 spot. He doesn’t have a date scheduled for his official visit to Vanderbilt yet, but he’ll figure one out soon.
As someone who once had 100 percent crystal ball predictions to Michigan, it will be interesting to see if they can jump back in here or if their cooling off period is too much to overcome.
That’s it for today’s roundup, come back soon for more recruiting news!