Hello, everyone! A happy Monday to you. This is the last week of the recruiting dead period for college football, a stretch that lasts the entire month of August (1-31). We’re about to enter a stage of the year where recruiting news will be picking up in a major way with commit announcements and official visits happening aplenty.
Here’s the last dead period Monday recruiting roundup for you.
3-star DL may visit Michigan with J.J. McCarthy
Five-star Michigan QB commit J.J. McCarthy has been active for the Wolverines on the recruiting trail, and it sounds like one of McCarthy’s teammates may be taking a trip with him to Ann Arbor.
Three-star defensive lineman Ryan Keeler told 247 Sports ($) that he’s “definitely” going to a Michigan game this year and that it’ll likely be the Army game on Sep. 7.
All four 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions are in Michigan’s favor at the moment for the 6-foot-5, 240 pound product out of LaGrange (Ill.) Nazareth Academy. Keeler is currently ranked as the No. 16 player in Illinois and No. 517 in the 2021 class.
Is 3-star RB Isaiah Jacobs a top target for Michigan?
Due to Kyle Edwards verbally committing to Alabama and Marvin Scott likely headed to Nebraska, TMI’s Steve Lorenz has moved 3-star RB Isaiah Jacobs up to a ‘top target’ on their 2020 top targets page.
Jacobs is the brother of former Alabama standout and current Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs. The 5-foot-10, 195 pound back from Owasso (Ok.) currently has offers from 14 schools, including Michigan and Oklahoma State. Jacobs is the No. 58 RB in his class and No. 861 overall.
Michigan among top 3 schools for 4-star OL
Clarkson, Michigan 4-star offensive lineman Garrett Dellinger is looking for a school with top-tier academics and a great football program. The schools that are his favorites right now according to 247Sports ($) are Michigan, Ohio State, and Notre Dame.
In his chat with 247, Dellinger spoke highly of Michigan offensive line coach Ed Warinner, calling him one of the best OL coaches around.
6-6, 277 pounder has played both tackle and guard in high school and says he’d like to announce where he’ll be committing to after the season. Dellinger is the No. 121 prospect in his class and No. 17 offensive tackle in his class
Check back in Wednesday for another recruiting roundup. With the dead period coming to a close, the roundups are about to get a whole lot juicier.