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Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Visitor reactions from the BBQ at the Big House

See what the prospects at hand had to say about their experience on campus this past weekend.

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A big recruiting weekend for the BBQ at the Big House on Saturday has already produced two commits for Michigan in 4-star safeties Makari Paige and RJ Moten.

That leaves plenty of 2021 recruits to give their reactions on their visits. So without further ado, let’s see how the staff did with their targets this weekend.

Top 50 2021 in-state OG enjoys another campus visit

One of the most coveted prospects on hand for the BBQ was 4-star offensive lineman Rocco Spindler. The Clarkston native and Michigan legacy has been trending toward the Wolverines lately, and this trip did nothing but help their chances further according to his interview with The Michigan Insider’s Josh Newkirk ($).

“This campus, the brotherhood, the camaraderie with all the commits and recruits, it’s unbelievable, you can’t get that anywhere else,” Spindler said.

He also has built an excellent relationship with Ed Warinner, who he called “the coolest coach ever.” Now Spindler just wants to see Warinner and the rest of the staff in action.

“I just want to see more of the coaching with their actual players and how they actually coach them,” he said.

Spindler will get plenty of chances to see that this season, as he said he plans to visit for the Army, Michigan State, Ohio State and Notre Dame games. Safe to say Spindler enjoys Michigan and it will be hard for another team to pull him away from Ann Arbor.

2021 3-star TE receives offer on trip

With three of the top five prospects committed from Massachusetts in the 2020 class, there may not be a state Michigan is recruiting better right now. The Wolverines are looking to continue that trend in 2021 with help from 3-star tight end Louis Hansen, who the staff offered Saturday.

Hansen, who is .0001 away from being a 4-star on the 247Sports composite, talked with TMI’s Marich about his trip ($).

One of the highlights was obviously receiving his offer from the staff.

“I was eating lunch at the barbecue with coach Moore and coach Brown when they told me,” Hansen said. “The whole day went very well, so I was excited to get the offer.”

Hansen immediately clicked with Moore, who he called “awesome.” He elaborated on his relationship further: “Him and I had only spoken a few times before coming out, but he’s an extremely nice guy and you can tell that he cares about his players.”

There are no crystal ball predictions for Hansen yet, but he already holds offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Penn State, Wisconsin and others. He said he plans to return to campus soon. As a tight end from Massachusetts, you have to believe Michigan will be a major contender moving forward.

2021 in-state OL has a great campus visit

Another in-state prospect that has been trending strongly toward Michigan is 3-star offensive lineman Caleb Tiernan, who has four crystal balls all pointing blue. There was the potential for a commitment from him during the BBQ, but while that never occurred, he told TMI’s Marich how the visit has impacted his recruitment ($).

“It’s crazy because before this I had never really been on campus and never been to a game, so walking on the field was very surreal knowing that’s where I could end up playing,” Tiernan said.

Tiernan called his interest in Michigan “very high” and that “being here and seeing everything, definitely made my interest go up even higher.”

It sure looks like as long as Tiernan has a spot in Michigan’s class, he is a likely candidate to eventually join. He’d be a nice addition in what looks to be a stellar in-state offensive line crop for 2021.

That wraps up this edition of the Wednesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup. Stick with Maize n Brew for the latest from the recruiting trail.