We are just days away from The Game, folks, it’s finally (almost) here. Our recruiting roundup today features two new additions to the visitors list for Saturday along with more intel. Be sure to come back later in the week for more recruiting coverage, as well as the full visitors list.
With a win over the Buckeyes, Michigan can gain some serious traction on the recruiting trail. A win would undoubtedly net them at least a commit or two they wouldn’t have landed otherwise. The Game is such a bid deal on so many levels.
Four-star lineman visiting for The Game
Winnetka (Ill.) 2021 four-star offensive tackle David Davidkoff will be visiting Michigan for The Game, per Allen Trieu ($). Trieu also mentions that the buzz is Michigan is the top contender in his recruitment.
The 6-foot-6, 265 pound lineman is ranked as the No. 23 OT in his class, No. 178 player overall in the nation and No. 2 overall recruit in Illinois. The Michigan Insider’s Steve Lorenz put his crystal ball prediction in for the Wolverines to land Davidkoff.
Davidkoff has already received 18 offers, with offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa, LSU, and Wisconsin to name a few.
Viper target visiting for The Game
2021 Three-star linebacker Bryce Steele will be taking an unofficial visit to Michigan for The Game on Saturday, per TMI’s Steve Lorenz ($).
The Alexandria, (VA) recruit has been interested in the Wolverines for quite some time now and has made a few trips to Ann Arbor reflecting that affinity. What makes Steele’s upcoming visit all the more interesting is the fact Ohio State would love to land him as well.
Former Michigan coach Al Washington is Steele’s primary recruiter at Ohio State, and Michigan safeties coach Chris Partridge has been his primary at U-M, with Don Brown also having a major role. This is one of the games that can sway a recruit to commit to one side, or the other.
The 6-foot-1 Episcopal product is the No. 36 overall athlete in the 2021 class.
Michigan still checking in on Boston College commit
Boston College legacy commit Ozzy Trapilo is still keeping in touch with Michigan, according to Brice Marich ($).
The 2021 four-star offensive lineman stands 6-foot-7, 275 pounds and has the potential to be an absolute mauler early on in his college career. The more brute o-lineman on a team the merrier, and that’s precisely why it’s smart for Michigan to keep tabs on a prospect like this.
While it remains to be seen as to whether Trapilo would seriously consider re-opening his recruitment, he said that he still keeps in touch with coaches from Michigan, including Don Brown and Ed Warinner.
Trapilo is ranked as the No. 21 offensive tackle in the 2021 class and the No. 222 player overall as well as the No. 2 player in Massachusetts.