This weekend’s solid matchup against Iowa has produced a better visitors list than the other games this season, and rightfully so. It’s still not at the level that it will be later this season, but there are a few notable names on this list worth paying attention to, so let’s get to the players.
Holy Names (ON) Theo Johnson - Four-star, No. 96 overall, No. 3 TE
After canceling his previous plans to visit Ann Arbor for a game, Johnson is expected to be back on campus to see two of his finalists battle it out. This will be the first of two planned visits this month, with an official for the Notre Dame game on the 26th still scheduled as well.
His recruitment is still very tight-lipped, so it’s hard to where he’s leaning right now, but having these visits close together will give Michigan a great chance to surge ahead, especially if he witnesses some big wins.
Brentwood Academy (TN) Noah Josey - Three-star, No. 379 overall, No. 14 OG
Josey if making a return trip after visiting for the Barbeque at the Big House in July. He’s got an impressive offer list that features Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, and Penn State, among others. It seems that Michigan has been standing out so far in his recruitment, though.
Nazareth Academy (IL) Ryan Keeler - Three-star, No. 528 overall, No. 32 SDE
Michigan’s been enamored with Keeler for a while, extending him an offer back in May. He’s reciprocated that interest, with 100% of the Crystal Balls on Michigan. He’ll be visiting with his teammate, five-star QB commit JJ McCarthy, who will probably play a big role in Keeler’s recruitment.
Harper Woods (MI) Davion Weatherspoon - Three-star, No. 650 overall, No. 5 OC
After Ryan Linthicum committed to Clemson, we discussed on Future Brew the staff’s backup plans for the center position in 2021. One of the names we mentioned was Weatherspoon, who’s local and a top-five player at his position. He’s been to campus many times before, but has yet to have a Crystal Ball logged yet.
Cass Tech (MI) Clarence Wilson - Three-star, No. 840 overall, No. 43 SDE
Wilson is an under-the-radar recruit from a traditional pipeline for Michigan, Cass Tech. He already holds offers from Kentucky and a few MAC schools, but is still looking for one from Michigan. There is word that a few of his teammates may be joining him, which could include 2021 targets Raheem Anderson, Kobe King, Kalen King, and Terrence Enos.
IMG Academy (FL) Mark Williams - Four-star, No. 29 overall, No. 5 C
Michigan’s been quick to shift their recruiting board at center after Walker Kessler unexpectedly committed to UNC. Along with four-star Hunter Dickinson, Williams has become a top target at the position. Unfortunately, Duke has also set their sights on these two. The Blue Devils hold 88% of the Crystal Balls right now, but hopefully Michigan can pull him away during his official visit.
University School (FL) Jace Howard - Three-star, No. 242 overall, No. 43 SF
It’s no secret that Howard will likely end up in Michigan’s class at some point. He’s already visited for the Army game, but this will be his official visit. A commitment could come at any time and following this visit makes sense, but Juwan Howard may be smart to hold off on having his son commit until his class fills up more so they are sure they have space if more elite players want in.