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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Defensive line finds a likely candidate

Shaun Nua could make his first recruiting splash soon.

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After a bit of a midwinter lull, recruiting is poised to heat up in a big way at the end of the month when spring ball starts and prospects start stopping by to witness practices.

It’s already starting a bit, as 4-stars Reece Atteberry, John Young and RJ Mickens all put Michigan in their top group on Monday.

Let’s see what else has been happening on the recruiting trail.

Michigan offers 3-star Utah DL

Shaun Nua is in good position to land his first recruit as a member of the staff after offering Utah 3-star Van Fillinger on Monday.

As the tweet alludes to, Michigan has always been in high standing to Fillinger. Following his performance at the Under Armour camp in Northern California — where he won the Big Man Challenge award — Fillinger spoke to 247Sports’ Blair Angulo about his feelings toward the Wolverines ($).

“I grew up loving the Wolverines. My dad is from Detroit so that would be an unreal offer,” said Fillinger.

After he received the offer literally the next day, Angulo moved quickly and put in a crystal ball pick for the good guys, which was joined soon after by another Michigan prediction.

Fillinger is listed as a defensive end, but lined up mostly at tackle as a junior, racking up 71 tackles and five sacks.

3-star RB receives Michigan offer

The Michigan staff extended an offer to Florida 3-star Marvin Scott III on Tuesday, who had quite the day.

Scott actually committed to Wake Forest, then subsequently decommitted about two hours later. It was a weird situation, but hey that’s recruiting.

Michigan has decided to take advantage and jump in the race for Scott, who is ranked 587th in the country and is the No. 44 running back.

He also holds offers from Nebraska, West Virginia, Louisville, Kentucky, UNC and others.

LB target enjoys trip to Ann Arbor

Michigan hosted a target on the defensive side of the ball over the weekend in New York linebacker Cullen Coleman.

Coleman is unranked right now, despite holding offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama and Notre Dame.

He also has offers from almost every Ivy League school, so academics are definitely not an issue here.

He briefly spoke with The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich about his visit ($).

“They treated me great and I loved the environment and the campus as well as what position they want me as,” he said.

That position? “A sort of OLB/DE hybrid.”

It looks like the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Cullen could turn into another Josh Uche player at Michigan if everything works out.

Keep your eye out for more information on Cullen and his visit in the near future coming from Maize n Brew.

That’s it for a bit of a quick roundup today, but we’ll have plenty more in the coming days and weeks, so make sure to come back soon to see what else has been happening!