Hey everyone, and welcome to another Michigan Recruiting Roundup!
Today, we are going to roll through a few prospects Michigan coaches visited, or plan on visiting, during their time off as they await their bowl destination. Let’s start right off with a key 2020 target, and one that will be officially visiting this weekend.
Cornerback Darion Green-Warren
The top cornerback target remaining in the 2020 class for Michigan saw Jim Harbaugh and Michael Zordich on Tuesday, according to The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($).
This was also an important visit for the Michigan coaching staff because Green-Warren is taking his official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend, along with his good friend, 2020 four-star quarterback CJ Stroud. Also visiting campus this weekend is 2020 three-star offensive lineman James Pogorelc, as well as 2020 four-star defensive end commit Braiden McGregor. You can probably expect more commits to be on campus, too.
TMI’s Sam Webb ($) also spoke with Green-Warren ahead of his visit, and Webb believes Michigan is “in a really really good spot heading into this weekend’s visit.”
The Wolverines have just one cornerback committed to their 2020 class — four-star slot corner Andre Seldon.
Green-Warren would be a welcome addition to the class, as Michigan could really use one more cornerback in 2020.
Running backs Corey Kiner and Camar Wheaton
According to TMI’s Steve Lorenz, Michigan coaches checked in on two targets at running back in the 2021 class, four-star Kiner ($) and five-star Wheaton ($).
Kiner visited for the Ohio State game last Saturday, and also visited back in March. He was offered back in January. Maize n Brew reached out to Kiner for comment on his visit, but did not receive an immediate response.
Meanwhile, Wheaton visited Ann Arbor over the summer, a visit in which he raved about.
There will be an uphill battle for both prospects, as Kiner is from the state of Ohio and just saw Ohio State tear apart the Wolverines. Wheaton is a national prospect from Texas, and we all know how difficult it has been for Michigan to recruit the state of Texas. However, judging off the above linked article, Michigan MAY have somewhat of a chance.
Luckily for Michigan, it also has one of the best running backs in its backyard — four-star Donovan Edwards. The Wolverines will have a handful of options at the position in this class, which is great given their need for at least two running backs in 2021.
Wheaton is the No. 7 prospect in 2021, while Kiner is No. 183.
Offensive linemen David Davidkov and Tobias Braun
According to TMI’s Lorenz ($), Michigan coaches visited with Davidkov early this week. And according to TMI’s Marich ($), offensive line coach Ed Warinner is expected to check up on Braun sometime next week.
Davidkov is just one of the many offensive linemen Warinner is recruiting in the 2021 class. The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder from Winnetka, Illinois was offered by Michigan back in January. He visited back in May and also was back on campus last weekend for The Game.
The lone crystal ball is in favor of the Wolverines.
Meanwhile, Braun (6-foot-7, 306 pounds) is another 2020 offensive lineman the Wolverines have their sights set on. It’s no secret Michigan is looking to take one more offensive lineman in the 2020 class, and Braun could very well be that guy, although he does not appear to be at the top of the list.
Davidkov is a four-star and ranked No. 178 overall in the 2021 class.
Braun, a three-star originally from Germany who played his senior year in Connecticut, is ranked No. 747 overall in the 2020 class.
That’s all for this week! Check back on Monday for more Michigan recruiting news.