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Michigan football recruiting visitors list for the June 21 weekend

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Tons of blue chip talent will be swarming Ann Arbor this weekend.

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Coming from 15 states with 13 official visitors, this weekend is going to be a huge event for Michigan recruiting. It could be the turning point of the 2020 class, which is middling in the mid 20s nationally right now. That is almost sure to change by early next week, as the staff looks poised to capitalize with some special talent.

As always, this list is subject to change over the next couple of days. There’s already been a ton of changes just since I started putting this list together a few days ago. But let’s see who is currently scheduled to be on campus starting this Friday.

2020

Columbine (CO) Andrew Gentry - 4-star, #51 overall, #6 OT

Other suitors: BYU, Virginia

Commitment chance: 0.5/5

Gentry will be back to campus for the second time in as many months. He’s the top uncommitted prospect at his position and probably the highest ranked realistic tackle target on Michigan’s board. He’s set to decide by the end of the month, so these late visits to Ann Arbor could leave a lasting impression that helps pull him away from BYU.

Lincoln-Way East (IL) AJ Henning - 4-star, #80 overall, #16 WR

Other suitors: Notre Dame, Georgia

Commitment chance: 4/5

Much has been said about Henning already, especially after his close friend J.J. McCarthy committed to Michigan last month. He’s taken officials to Georgia, Notre Dame and Penn State in consecutive weekends, and ends it all in Ann Arbor. I think it’s very possible he wraps it up this weekend.

Broken Arrow (OK) Andrew Raym - 4-star, #90 overall, #3 OG

Other suitors: Oklahoma, Georgia

Commitment chance: 1.5/5

This is a quick turnaround for Raym, who took an unofficial to campus two weeks ago. This momentum should help out Michigan greatly, who really like him at center and could also see him at tackle, despite his listed position at guard. We’ll see if it’s enough to pull Raym from local Oklahoma, where he was once committed.

Bergen Catholic (NJ) Jordan Morant - 4-star, #160 overall, #10 S

Other suitors: Penn State, Ohio State

Commitment chance: 1.5/5

Morant has also been extensively covered as one of the top safeties on Michigan’s board. It may take a while to find out where he’s committed since he’s announcing on Jan. 4, but if he wants to save a spot in the class, he’s a candidate to give a silent commitment.

St. Frances Academy (MD) Blake Corum - 4-star, #201 overall, #17 RB

Other suitors: Ohio State, LSU, USC

Commitment chance: 4/5

Another common name to recruitniks is Corum, who has been favoring Michigan for a while now. Landing his commitment would give the 2020 class four players from St. Frances Academy and a stud at an important position.

Holy Names High School (ON) Theo Johnson - 4-star, #244 overall, #4 TE (unofficial)

Other suitors: Penn State, Iowa, Georgia

Commitment chance: 3.5/5

After making a surprise visit to campus a couple weekends ago, it seems like Michigan’s already good chances really increased with Johnson. So far he’s only taken one official (Iowa) but can pop over to Ann Arbor from Windsor easily, so he may not spend an official visit on Michigan during his recruitment.

Hamilton (AZ) Brenden Rice - 3-star, #408 overall, #68 WR

Other suitors: Oregon, UCLA

Commitment chance: 0.5/5

One of Josh Gattis’ new targets he’s going after hard is Brendan Rice, son of NFL legend Jerry Rice. Given he’s from Arizona, it will be a tough pull from the West Coast, and Oregon seems to have set the bar, so I’m not expecting much from this weekend unless they really hit it out of the park.

J Serra Catholic (CA) Jeffrey Persi - 3-star, #415 overall, #35 OT

Other suitors: UCLA, Oklahoma

Commitment chance: 2.5/5

Persi has shown serious interest in Michigan since offering, and will be making his second trip to campus after taking an unofficial in late March. That bodes well for a prospect from across the country, but UCLA is still looming.

Erasmus Hall (NY) William Mohan - 3-star, #417 overall, #28 ATH

Other suitors: Ohio State, Penn State

Commitment chance: 4.5/5

Maybe the most likely prospect to commit this weekend is Mohan, who is the staff’s top target at the Viper position. All the crystal ball predictions are on the Wolverines right now.

St. John’s (MA) Eamonn Dennis - 3-star, #482 overall, #34 ATH

Other suitors: Duke, Syracuse

Commitment chance: 4.5/5

Another likely candidate to commit is Dennis, who is being recruited as an offensive weapon. Dennis was supposed to be on campus last weekend for an unofficial visit, but switched his plans to take an official visit as part of the huge group that will be in attendance.

Pine Forest (NC) D.J. Jones - 3-star, #542 overall, #40 RB (247 only)

Other suitors: North Carolina

Commitment chance: 1.5/5

Not much has been said about Jones, though he has said Michigan is in his top two along with North Carolina. His brother plays for the in-state Tar Heels so they probably have the edge here, and I’m not sure where Jones lies on the coaches’ running back board.

Good Counsel (MD) Kris Jenkins - 3-star, #648 overall, #33 SDE

Other suitors: Maryland, Northwestern

Commitment chance: 2.5/5

The news that Jenkins would be taking an official to campus came right after it became clear Antwaun Powell would not be visiting, which makes me think the two are related. Jenkins’ father is from Detroit, but played at Maryland, which makes the Terrapins the biggest threat.

Good Counsel (MD) Mitchell Melton - 3-star, #661 overall, #43 OLB

Other suitors: Notre Dame, Ohio State

Commitment chance: 2/5

We stay at the same high school for Melton, whose ranking should not fool you. He’s coveted by several power schools, including Notre Dame and Ohio State. Michigan will get the last official visit before he decides in early July, which could help them out. The staff sees him as a rush linebacker similar to Josh Uche.

St. John’s (MA) Jay Brunelle - 3-star, #821 overall, #136 WR

Other suitors: Notre Dame, UCLA

Commitment chance: 1/5

Similar to how Good Counsel has a good defense, St. John’s High School in Massachusetts has some speedy receivers. Dennis’ teammate Brunelle is a recent addition to the visitors list, after already taking a trip to Michigan this month. He ran a 4.56 40-yard dash at the Opening Regionals, but Notre Dame may have pulled too far ahead for the Wolverines to catch up.

2021

Willowridge (TX) Latrell Neville - 4-star, #184 overall, #29 WR

Other suitors: LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M

McCarthy has been recruiting Neville hard, and that’s already paying off with an unofficial visit from the Texas prospect. His crystal ball picks are all over the place with four schools holding predictions, and Michigan looks to make a move early on.

Cass Tech (MI) Raheem Anderson - 4-star, #195 overall, #2 OC

Other suitors: Kentucky? LSU?

Anderson got a nice bump after the first Rivals 100 came out for 2021. His crystal balls stand 100 percent Michigan and is one of its best shots to land another lineman from a loaded in-state class next year.

St. Xavier (OH) Liam Clifford - 3-star, #344 overall, #54 WR

Other suitors: Penn State

Clifford is the younger brother of Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford, so this may be a tough race to win. However, he has been on campus before and seems pretty enticed by what Michigan has to offer.

Harper Woods (MI) Davion Weatherspoon - 3-star, #466 overall, #6 OC

Other suitors: Kentucky

Weatherspoon is another top center prospect from the state of Michigan in 2021. The Wolverines have gotten in early, with his only other FBS offers coming from Central Michigan and Kentucky.

Episcopal (VA) Bryce Steele - unranked S

Other suitors: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech

This will be Steele’s third trip to Michigan and he is very high on the Wolverines. A recent offer from Ohio State may throw a wrench in the works, but the existing relationship with Michigan may be too much to overcome. Steele is reportedly bringing his whole family along with him on the trip, which is another good sign.

Commits

Port Huron Northern (MI) Braiden McGregor - 4-star, #81 overall, #3 SDE

Belleville (MI) Andre Seldon - 4-star, #256 overall, #20 CB

Buckingham Browne and Nichols (MA) Zak Zinter - 4-star, #273 overall, #23 OT

St. Frances Academy (MD) Osman Savage - 4-star, #274 overall, #19 OLB

Pinnacle (AZ) JD Johnson - 4-star, #336 overall, #16 PRO

St. Frances Academy (MD) Nikhai Hill-Green - 3-star, #382 overall, #27 OLB

West Bloomfield (MI) Cornell Wheeler - 3-star, #466 overall, #18 ILB

St. Frances Academy (MD) Micah Mazzccua - 3-star, #753 overall, #63 OT

Nazareth Academy (IL) J.J. McCarthy - 5-star, #19 overall, #2 PRO

Almost the entire 2020 class will be in attendance to share with recruits why they chose the Maize and Blue. There’s a little bit of something for everyone in this group, with the St. Frances Academy trio helping out with Corum, the Michigan guys helping with their fellow in-staters, and McCarthy going hard after the wide receivers, especially Henning.

This weekend should be a fun one. While it may not duplicate last year’s insane haul, it’s almost a guarantee Michigan lands at least a couple of commits, many of whom may likely be blue chippers.

Who do you think, if anyone, commits this weekend? Let us know in the comments!