Hey folks, and welcome to another Friday Recruiting Roundup.
A few good 2020 prospects are visiting Ann Arbor this weekend, so let’s take a quick look at who these prospects are and their interactions with Michigan in the past.
4-star in-state DE Braiden McGregor
The news that McGregor is visiting this weekend was first reported by The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($), and I was able to confirm this news Wednesday afternoon.
McGregor is probably as close to the top of Michigan’s board as he can get. He is an in-state talent with a ton of other offers (Notre Dame, Alabama, Clemson to name a few), plays at a position of need for Michigan in 2020 and is one hell of a football player.
He visited U-M a few weekends ago for the Wolverines’ Junior Day, a visit he told me was “great.” If this visit also goes great for McGregor, I would imagine Michigan would be, at the very least, near the top of his list — if not at the very top. I’m not saying we are on commit watch by any means, but Michigan should try to seal the deal here.
4-star WR Traeshon Holden
Holden announced on Twitter earlier this week he’d be visiting this weekend, and he is also a hot commodity, with offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Michigan State, West Virginia, Tennessee and others.
Michigan this weekend 〽️— TheGreat6 (@300_Sh0wtime) February 13, 2019
Listed at 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, Holden is definitely the type of wide receiver Michigan needs to target this cycle, especially considering the attrition that could happen to Michigan’s receiver corps after the 2019 season.
4-star RB Blake Corum
Corum also announced via Twitter he is visiting AA this weekend.
A 4-star running back from Laurel, Maryland, Corum has seen his recruitment pick up in the last month or so, picking up offers from Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee, Penn State and LSU. Michigan offered the 5-foot-9, 180-pounder just a few days after New Year’s Day.
After getting just one running back in the 2019 class, the position is Michigan’s biggest need in the 2020 cycle. It will be pertinent for the coaching staff to get as many high-ranked running backs on campus as early, and often, as possible.
Both crystal ball predictions for Corum are currently set on Virginia Tech.
5-star in-state OL Justin Rogers
Yup. He’s back, folks.
Rogers is coming back to campus this weekend, per TMI’s Steve Lorenz ($). The 6-foot-2.5, 311-pound Oak Park native has visited Ann Arbor several times, most recently for a Michigan hoops game back in December.
Rogers is the top-ranked player in the state, and a type of player Michigan cannot afford to head elsewhere, much like Devontae Dobbs and Logan Brown in the 2019 class.
He seems interested in leaving the state to play college football, so Ed Warinner and company have a lot of work to do. The fact Rogers keeps coming back to campus is encouraging enough, but there is still work to be done to secure his interest.
That’s all for this week! Tune back in next week for more Michigan crootin’ news.