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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Open practice visit reactions

Michigan hosted a trio of prospects likely to commit, and another puts the Wolverines in his top 5.

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Michigan is still in a stretch of hosting a bunch of players on campus during spring practices. This past weekend included several top targets, who all had plenty of good things to say about the program. Let’s get right to it and see how the staff has been doing!

4-star OL enjoys another trip to Ann Arbor

One of the several touted offensive linemen Ed Warinner has been recruiting is Pennsylvania 4-star Michael Carmody. The 6-foot-6 offensive lineman is ranked 132nd in the country and 11th at his position.

Carmody told The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($) “the main message is they want to make me feel as much at home as possible.”

That should definitely be happening, given this past weekend was at least his fourth trip to campus, including for the BBQ last summer, a game last fall and another one in January.

Lo and behold, it is indeed working.

“It is starting to feel a lot more like a place I could see myself at for the next four to five years of my life,” Carmody said.

Every time I talk about Carmody I mention his 100 percent crystal balls aren’t indicative of his level of interest in Michigan, and yet another visit further confirms my opinion. If Michigan is not the top team, they are at least running second.

Don Brown finds potential Viper candidate in New York

New York may be slightly out of New England territory, but Don Brown is still combing the area for his next Viper, and may have found his man. 3-star athlete William Mohan made the trip to Ann Arbor and told 247Sports’ Brian Dohn about the good vibes he was feeling ($).

“I loved it over there. I was feelin’ the vibe. Everybody around there, I was feelin’ it,” Mohan said. “I just loved it. The people are good, it’s a good community, and it’s amazing. I loved it.”

Those vibes were extended to the head man himself.

“And Harbaugh, he’s a great person,” he said. “Great personality and love his vibe. I love him as a coach in general.”

Those groovy feelings led to two crystal ball predictions for the Wolverines. Penn State and Miami, for some reason, are the main competition here, but it’s safe to say Michigan leads.

Elite in-state 2021 RB visits with group of teammates

One of Michigan’s top overall priorities for 2021 is 4-star running back Donovan Edwards, who was recently bumped up to 60th overall in his class.

Edwards was joined by a few of his West Bloomfield teammates, including 4-star safety and fellow target Makari Paige.

While talking with TMI’s Marich, Edwards said he got a good impression of his potential position coach ($).

“I think he’s a caring coach, who motivates his players,” Edwards said about Jay Harbaugh.

The subdued Edwards added, “I like them a lot” when commenting about the program overall.

Michigan’s stood at 100 percent on the crystal ball for a while now, including a pick that came in on Monday. He holds offers from all the Midwest powers and several others, though, so the staff will have to fight.

In-state WR puts Michigan in his top 5

Finally to wrap up this week, 3-star WR Devell Washington included the Wolverines in his top 5 on Monday night, per his Twitter.

Besides Michigan, the other four schools are Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue and West Virginia.

Michigan hasn’t been pushing hard on Washington for a bit, as he always seemed to favor the Spartans. However, Purdue has recently come on, scoring the latest crystal ball pick.

Barring some change in opinion by the staff, Washington won’t end up in the class, but it’s beneficial to still be in good standing as a contingency.

That wraps up another Wednesday Recruiting Roundup! Check back soon as Michigan continues its pursuit of another top 10 class.