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Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Top 2020 TE gets VIP treatment during visit

We take a look at five positive developments for Michigan on the recruiting trail

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Welcome into the Monday edition of our Michigan Recruiting Roundup. The Wolverines gutted out a 10-3 win over Iowa on Saturday and the defensive effort impressed a few recruits. Beyond that, a top tight end left Ann Arbor feeling good about the program and plans on heading back to The Big House in a few weeks. Let’s get to the round up, shall we?

2021 guard impressed during visit

Three-star guard Noah Josey’s visit “was really good” and he appreciated all the time the coaching staff spent with him. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound product from Brentwood Academy (Tenn.) caught up with offensive line coach Ed Warinner and said the talked for a good amount of time and have a good bond, per 247 Sports Brice Marich ($). Josey hasn’t narrowed down his selection of programs but said he’s more interested in U-M now because of his ‘special’ visit.

Josey is the No 379 overall prospect in the 2021 class and No. 14 offensive guard.

Local recruit has good visit

Belleville, Michigan native, 2021 offensive tackle Ramier Lewis visited Ann Arbor over the weekend and had a good visit with the Michigan program. Lewis told The Michigan Insider ($) that the visit went great. Lewis went on to say that he’s “very interested” in the Wolverines. Lewis’ family wants him to go to Michigan and he considers them one of his dream schools.

The 6-foot-7, 296 pound Lewis is the No. 75 offensive tackle in the 2021 class, good enough for a three-star ranking at the moment.

2022 OLB very interested in Michigan

Outside linebacker Michael Williams told Brice Marich ($) that he’s “very interested in Michigan” and the thing he likes most about them is the atmosphere of the campus and the way the stadium rocks and fills up to capacity.

The West Bloomfield, Michigan linebacker visited for the Army game but wasn’t able to speak with coaches and plans to head back for another visit, hoping to make “one or two of the next home games at least.” Michigan’s three remaining home games come against Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Ohio State.

Williams has yet to be ranked by 247 Sports.

DL Ryan Keeler recaps U-M visit, really likes Michigan

Three-star 2021 defensive lineman Ryan Keeler attended the Michigan-Iowa game on Saturday and loved what he saw from the defense, calling it one of the best defensive performances he’s ever seen ($).

Keeler is teammates with five-star Michigan commit, J.J. McCarthy. The Nazareth Academy recruit (La Grange Park, Illinois) sat next to McCarthy during the game and McCarthy was giving him the “recruiting pitch”.

Keeler was able to speak with defensive line coach Shaun Nua, tight ends coach Sherrone Moore, and director of recruiting Matt Dudek, who along with Harbaugh are the coaches he’s in contact with the most.

Michigan has the most crystal ball predictions in their favor for Keeler’s services with four. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Keeler is currently the No. 529 overall prospect in the 2021 class and No. 32 strong-side defensive end.

Top 2020 TE gets VIP treatment at Michigan

According to The Michigan Insider ($), four-star tight end Theo Johnson was getting VIP treatment pregame at The Big House being greeted by most of the coaching staff and hitting it off with 2021 QB J.J. McCarthy and offensive lineman Giovanni El-Hadi.

Brice Marich’s source said the that visit helped Michigan’s pursuit for his commitment and that Johnson has a great bond with Sherrone Moore. The source also said that Johnson is getting tired of the recruiting process and is looking to take his visits and then decide where he’ll be committing to shortly after.

Johnson will be back at Michigan in a few weeks for an official visit when Michigan takes on Notre Dame. The 6-foot-6, 242-pound TE from Holy Names High School in Windsor, Canada (right across from Detroit), is the No. 95 player overall in the 2020 class and No. 3 TE.