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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Reactions from recent visitors

We have more visitor reactions for this week’s final Recruiting Roundup.

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Hey everybody and welcome in to another Michigan Recruiting Roundup to end the work week.

Michigan seems to be in the lead for a couple recruits, one of which was discussed in Jonathon Simmons’ Wednesday Recruiting Roundup. Today, we have some players who may also fit in that category, but who have also visited recently. Let’s jump right in.

2020 OL says official visit was ‘really great’

It’s been said time and time again not just on our site, but all throughout the Michigan football interwebs, but Ed Warinner is really hitting it out of the park with recruiting offensive linemen to want to play for Michigan, and 2020 3-star Noah Nelson seems to be the latest to fall into that category.

“It went really great. Me and my family had a great time,” he told Maize n Brew. “I got to meet and spend time with a lot of the O-Linemen and spend more time with the coaching staff. They took me to some very nice restaurants and made sure me and my family were comfortable through the whole trip. I got to see some of the renovations to the new facility and was able to watch the players preform in the spring game.”

Leaving the visit, Nelson admitted he had all of his questions about Michigan answered, and that he has “a set feeling for them.”

Well, what is that feeling?

“It’s just how I have them set against other schools, but I don’t want to give that out yet,” he said.

What Nelson did give out, however, is that Michigan sits near the top of his list, along with Washington, UCLA and Oklahoma. He is unsure if he will be out to Michigan any time soon, but did mention he wants to see the new facility renovations when they are done, but he has not made any plans yet.

Needless to say, Nelson is very interested in everything Michigan has to offer. He also mentioned he wants to commit to his future school before his senior year, so a decision could come sooner rather than later. We will keep you posted, as always.

U-M 2020 QB commit in the middle of official visit

4-star quarterback JD Johnson committed to Michigan back in December, but actually took a couple visits in between that commitment — one to Texas A&M (he received an offer after) and one to Oregon.

But he returned to Michigan Thursday for the first time since committing. His official visit runs through today, and according to what he told The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($), it seems like he needed a reminder why he committed to U-M in the first place.

“I’m so excited about the trip and I just want to get back up there and fall in love with everything over again and realize why I committed there,” he said.

Of course, offensive coordinator Josh Gattis wasn’t around when Johnson committed to Michigan, but their bond seems to be growing more and more.

“I have been talking with him and I think he is a great coach and a very energetic guy and his offense is going to be unbelievable,” Johnson said.

Getting Johnson back on campus is crucial to Michigan’s 2020 class. If he were to de-commit from the class, the Wolverines would be in trouble at the position moving forward, as most of their other options have already committed elsewhere.

2021 in-state OL recaps ‘outstanding’ visit to U-M

A name you will see quite a bit over the next year and a half is 2021 offensive lineman Garrett Dellinger. He and offensive/defensive lineman Rocco Spindler, his best friend/teammate at Clarkston, are both ranked in the top 50 by 247Sports, and will likely be composite 4-stars, if not higher.

The duo visited Michigan last weekend, and Dellinger told Marich all about it ($).

“The visit was outstanding,” Dellinger said. “First, we meet with coach Harbaugh. It was great to see coach again. After that, we got a tour on all the new rooms and weight room facilities. I’m excited to see how it turns out. We then started with offensive line meeting with coach Warinner and watched film on their spring game. After that, we watched practice and talked to the strength coach.”

Spindler made it very clear in a recent interview he and Dellinger are a package deal. Dellinger expanded on that a bit by saying, “we are very close friends and it would be cool to play in college just like high school.”

He doesn’t hold any favorites, but Michigan seems to be up there in his recruitment.

“I think it’s a great school and I learn more and more about the school and program every visit,” Dellinger said.

”I feel very comfortable there.”

Securing commitments from both Dellinger and Spindler will be vital to U-M’s 2020 recruiting class, and Harbaugh and company seem to be off to a good start.

That’s all for this week! Have a great weekend, everybody.