I hope everyone had a good Fourth of July, but now it is time to get back to business and discuss some Michigan football recruiting.
Today, we will be talking about a few more expected recruiting visitors. These three guys are all expected to be at Michigan’s annual BBQ at the Big House on July 27.
2020 3-star DE ‘believed’ to be visiting for BBQ
According to The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($), 2020 3-star defensive end Kenny Mestidor is “believed” to be visiting for the BBQ.
Mestidor is one of the few remaining defensive line targets for Michigan in the 2020 cycle, after securing commitments from 4-star Braiden McGregor, 3-star Aaron Lewis and 3-star Kris Jenkins. He last visited for the Wolverines’ spring game back in April.
Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 240 pounds, Mestidor is an in-betweener and could probably play either defensive end or SAM/rush end, much like current Wolverine Josh Uche.
Both crystal ball predictions right now are pointing toward Michigan landing the Oakdale, Connecticut native. Mestidor also holds offers from UCLA, Iowa, MSU, Nebraska, USC, Cal, Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee and more.
In-state 2021 3-star OL also visiting for BBQ
There are tons — and I mean TONS — of quality offensive line recruits in the state of Michigan in the 2021 class. And according to TMI’s Marich ($), one of those recruits will be visiting Ann Arbor this month.
2021 Oak Park 3-star offensive lineman Rayshaun Benny told Marich he will be on campus for the BBQ at the Big House.
Benny already holds offers from a ton of great football schools — Michigan, Auburn, Georgia, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, Nebraska, Oregon and more. The Wolverines offered him back on April 24.
At 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, Benny will likely play offensive tackle at the next level.
One of my things to watch in the 2021 class is to see which direction Michigan goes in offensive line recruiting, particularly in the state of Michigan. The crop of players is very strong in the 2021 class, but specifically along the line.
Top OC in 2021 class visiting for BBQ
Ryan Linthicum, the No. 1 center in the 2021 class, said on Twitter he will visit for the BBQ.
THE BIG HOUSE JULY 27TH!!〽️〽️ pic.twitter.com/yhGGQrhPXP— Ryan linthicum (@RyanLinthicum2) July 3, 2019
Not only did 2021 commit Giovanni El-Hadi tweet at him, but J.J. McCarthy also put in his work, as he usually does.
just another chance for u to love it even 〽️ore!! See u there bro ✊— J.J. McCarthy (@jjmccarthy09) July 3, 2019
Linthicum recently put Michigan on his top eight list, along with Ohio State, Clemson, Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, LSU and North Carolina.
Michigan is in pretty good standing in this recruitment, especially with McCarthy and El-Hadi in his ear. As long as the commits keep recruiting him, and the coaches roll out the red carpet for him, I think Michigan will be tough to beat here. But it is very early on, so take that for what it’s worth.
The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder from Damascus, Maryland is currently the No. 86 overall player in his class, and the No. 1 center.