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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Picking up steam

Michigan is gaining traction with several 2020 prospects.

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Welcome in to another Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup!

Spring practices are underway, and that means more and more prospects will be visiting Ann Arbor. Today, we will talk about some players that plan on visiting Michigan soon, as well as a player who recently visited that shot Michigan up his list.

Let’s get to it.

In-state ATH visiting U-M Sunday

A player we have talked a lot about in this recruiting cycle is 3-star in-state athlete Cameron Martinez. The Muskegon standout unofficially visited last month, and now he is visiting Ann Arbor once again this Sunday, he announced earlier this week on his Twitter account.

Martinez told me on Wednesday the reason he is visiting so soon again is to get in a spring practice and see how the coaches run the program.

“Yeah, I just want to see more about the school and go in depth with my education,” Martinez told Maize n Brew. “See more how the program is run behind the scenes — I’ve been to games but no practices, so to see that will be important. Also, my family being with me and getting some face-to-face with the coaches. We want to see how that will go.”

Martinez — who also plans on visiting Michigan State Friday and Ohio State Saturday — is being recruited by the Wolverines to be a running back/slot receiver. With the fact he is also visiting Michigan’s rivals this weekend, he is clearly keeping his options open. I don’t expect this recruitment to wrap up any time soon.

In-state WR also visiting on Sunday

Even though he just visited Michigan on Wednesday, 3-star wide receiver Maliq Carr reported on his Twitter account he intends on visiting Michigan again this Sunday.

When asked why he is already visiting Ann Arbor again, Carr told me on Thursday, much like Martinez, he will also be visiting to watch a spring practice.

“Yeah, seeing how much of the offense is installed the next couple of days,” Carr said.

Despite Carr telling Maize n Brew the new-look offense is a “work in progress,” he did say what his role would be in Michigan’s offense if he were to commit.

“(I would not be a) tight end — more of a bigger slot,” he said. “(I am) sold on (that role), I just need to see it in action.”

If I had a crystal ball pick, it would be firmly on the Wolverines. He has visited several times this year already, and Sunday will be his second visit this week alone. It seems he is really excited about what Gattis is bringing to the offense, and excited about the opportunity to play at Michigan in general.

He told me he wants to commit on his birthday — Oct. 11 — but I wouldn’t be shocked if it came sooner than that.

U-M trending up with 3-star LB

Several players from the St. John Bosco program in Bellflower, California visited Michigan on Wednesday, and one of them was 3-star linebacker Kourt Williams.

Now that he was able to see the campus and catch up with the coaches — and get that coveted Michigan scholarship offer — Williams now holds Michigan in high regard, as he told The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($).

“I was in a meeting with coach Brown the defensive coordinator and he told me,” Williams said. “I felt great. I know Michigan holds a very high standard for their athletes and to get offered by them was awesome.

““After visiting I’m very interested. They’re definitely at the top of the list.”

Williams, who stands 6-foot-1 and weights 216 pounds, now holds offers from Michigan, Oregon, Georgia, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC, Florida State, Penn State, Texas A&M, Nebraska and more. He is the No. 29 outside linebacker and No. 381 overall player in the country, according to 247Sports’ composite ranking.

That’s all for this week! Tune back next week for updates on some of these weekend visitors.