Well, we’ve reached one of the deadest periods of the recruiting calendar. It’s the middle of August, which means the football team is in the submarine, prospects across the nation are in two-a-days getting ready for the season, and there’s about seven targets left on the 2020 board.
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t information to cover! We’ve got a few updates on one guy each from the 2020, 2021, and 2022 classes, so keep reading to stay on top of what’s going in Michigan recruiting.
4-star OT sets official visit
While Michigan already has four commits along the offensive line in 2020, they’ve still been poking around at adding another. Mainly that attention has been focused on 4-star Andrew Gentry, but another blue chipper recently told 247Sports’ Brian Dohn he’ll be taking an official visit to Ann Arbor ($).
Washington D.C. 4-star offensive lineman Anton Harrison wants to take official visits to all of the schools in his top five, and he’s already set two of them. Michigan will host Harrison for the game against Iowa on Oct. 5.
Additionally, Harrison will be in Norman to watch Oklahoma play Houston during the first week of the season. The rest of his top five includes Maryland, Penn State and Texas A&M, but his high school schedule has prevented him from setting up other visit dates yet.
It’s definitely notable Harrison picked Michigan to get one of the two slots available during his season to visit, but it’s yet to be seen if he’s a take or not yet considering how full the 2020 class already is. Still, it can never hurt to have blue chip offensive linemen knocking at the door to get in.
Ohio 4-star RB enjoys another trip to Michigan
One of the many elite talents that Michigan is involved with early on in the 2021 cycle is 4-star running back Corey Kiner. He was up for the BBQ at the Big House and told The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich about how much he enjoyed being on campus again ($).
“The coaching staff is great and I just had the most fun with the other recruits we played games and ate,” said Kiner.
Asked who he connected with the most on his trip, Kiner mentioned a 2020 Michigan commit.
“Blake Corum. He was the first person I met and he was a cool guy. I saw myself in him. He was talking to me about how good Michigan is and how great they can be,” he said.
Kiner has three crystal balls, all for Michigan, but this will be a tough pull from Ohio, as are all recruits from the state with a Buckeye offer. The Wolverines got out to a big lead though, so we’ll see if they hold on.
Elite 2022 CB has Michigan ties
Hold on now, as we’re going into the far future for an update from the 2022 class. 247Sports recently released their initial top 100 for the class of rising sophomores, and Michigan targets were littered throughout.
One of the guys near the top of the list is 5-star cornerback Domani Jackson, who came in at No. 10 overall. Jackson plays for California powerhouse Mater Dei, but his father spoke with TMI’s Marich about why Michigan will be in it until the end ($).
“We are die hard Michigan fans,” said Jackson. “My wife and I are actually from Youngstown, Ohio. I grew up a Michigan fan and she’s an Ohio State fan. Domani took a love to the Wolverines with me.”
We’ve seen this story before with West Coast prospects who say they are high on Michigan but never visit and end up at USC, but Jackson could be a different case. I wouldn’t get your hopes up too high right now, but he’s a name to remember in the years to come.
That’s it for another Wednesday Recruiting Roundup here at Maize n Brew. There’s only a couple of more weeks until the dead period is over, and more importantly the start of the season so start getting excited! In the meantime, stick around to get your fill of preseason content before kickoff on Aug. 31.