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Friday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: New top target visit plans

A couple top targets have updated their plans to visit Ann Arbor.

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Happy Friday folks, and welcome to another Michigan Recruiting Roundup!

The week may be ending, but recruiting is a 24/7/365 business. We’ve got you covered today, with plenty of updates on top targets. Let’s get to it.

U-M battling PSU for 4-star OL

According to The Michigan Insider’s Steve Lorenz ($), Michigan is currently battling Penn State for the services of Washington D.C. 2020 4-star offensive lineman Olu Fashanu.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder was offered by Michigan in February and visited Ann Arbor last month. With offers from other elite programs like Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Oregon, there’s no wonder Michigan has been recruiting him as hard as it has been.

The Wolverines have been doing solid work on recruiting offensive linemen to Ann Arbor, thanks in large part to offensive line coach Ed Warinner. He has played a critical role in revamping the efforts to recruit at the position, and that includes in the recruitment of Fashanu. Regardless of where Fashanu ends up, Warinner should be able to land some top targets along the line in the 2020 class.

Wolverines at top of list for 4-star ATH

4-star New Jersey athlete RJ Moten has been waiting for a Michigan offer for a long time, it appears. Well, he got that offer from the Wolverines earlier in the week, and he didn’t shy away from sharing his feelings on the offer.

“I was astonished,” Moten told The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($). “It is a blessing to be able to get that offer. I was just like speechless to be honest.

“Michigan right now (is my favorite) because just like it’s basically the biggest in the Big Ten, they have a great coaching staff, great facilities and great school.”

Moten also said he should be visiting June 7. He is eyeing to commit to his future school in August, so that June visit could be one of his last before his commitment.

Not long after Moton was offered, three Michigan crystal balls came in, so it seems like this is a matter of “when” and not “if” for the 6-foot, 200-pound athlete.

U-M to receive another visit from top 2021 QB target

Finally, a quick update on 2021 quarterback J.J. McCarthy.

According to TMI’s Steve Lorenz ($), McCarthy will be visiting campus next Saturday, May 11.

This will be McCarthy’s second trip to Ann Arbor in less than two months, according to Lorenz, so this is fantastic news for Michigan.

Another thing that helps Michigan here is the fact that 2021 quarterback Kyle McCord committed to Ohio State this past week, which was viewed as Michigan’s main competition here. Now that Ohio State has its quarterback for this class, Michigan’s biggest competition seems to be hometown Northwestern. As always, stay tuned for more updates.

That is all for this week! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.