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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Top defensive target changes visit plans

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One of Michigan’s top targets on defense left in the 2020 class has a change of plans for his official visit.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 Michigan at Penn State Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Happy Friday, and welcome to another Michigan Recruiting Roundup!

Tomorrow is a big day for Michigan basketball recruiting, as Juwan Howard and company will find out whether they land 2020 four-star guard Moses Moody. The options are either Michigan, Arkansas and Virginia. It seems likely he will commit to the Razorbacks, but the Wolverines aren’t out of the running, so we’ll see.

But for now, let’s stick to football.

2020 four-star CB no longer visiting for The Game

Michigan isn’t going after many players at this point in the 2020 class, but one of them is four-star cornerback Darion Green-Warren. The 6-foot, 187-pounder from Harbor City, California was originally going to visit for the Michigan/Ohio State game, but now those plans have changed.

Green-Warren told 247Sports’ Greg Biggins ($) he will now visit Michigan the weekend after The Game on Dec. 6. He will also be visiting Penn State the weekend after that.

“That Michigan visit has moved around a little but it’s locked in now for (Dec.) 6 and it will be good to see them and Penn State back to back weekends,” he said. “Both of those schools are recruiting me really hard and I have great relationship with both staffs. Location won’t play a big factor for me, I’ll go anywhere if it’s the right fit.”

Green-Warren also told Biggins he is still planning to commit on Jan. 4 at the All-American Bowl, so it will be a quick turnaround for him to make these visits and then decide.

At the end of the day, you always want top targets visiting for a game day atmosphere, especially a rivalry game day. However, this may end up benefiting Michigan. Green-Warren is pretty close with 2020 four-star quarterback CJ Stroud, who recently received an offer from the Wolverines after quarterback commit JD Johnson announced he had to retire from football. Stroud is taking a visit to Oregon on Nov. 30, but doesn’t have any plans for the weekend after. Stroud could tag along with Green-Warren, if he so chooses. If he does, that would be a major development in both recruitments for the Wolverines.

Harbaugh, Brown extend offers to more SFA prospects

Michigan used to have a pipeline at Paramus Catholic in New Jersey, but now it seems its strongest pipeline is a bit to the south.

St. Francis Academy in Baltimore has been kind to Michigan, especially in the 2020 class with four commitments. Jim Harbaugh and Don Brown have been out on the recruiting trail during the bye week, and one of those stops just so happened to be at SFA. Not only did they visit with their four commitments in the 2020 class, but they also handed out six offers.

The offers were extended to two 2021 players — four-star linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson and defensive end Terrance Butler — and four 2022 players — wide receiver De’Nylon Morrissette, cornerback Cam Johnson, offensive lineman Andre Roye and wide receiver Lamar Patterson, according to The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich (FREE).

The most notable player, rankings-wise at least, up to this point is Dumas-Johnson. He’s the No. 19 outside linebacker and No. 301 player on 247Sports’ composite. The other five have yet to be ranked.

As long as former Wolverine Biff Poggi is the head coach of SFA, Harbaugh and company are sure to have their foot in the door for most of their best recruits.

That’s all for this week! Come back on Monday for more recruiting news.