Welcome back in to Monday’s Michigan Football Recruiting Roundup.
With college football season underway and the dead period of August over, news on the recruiting front is starting to pick up. Let’s get to the roundup, shall we?
Brenden Rice visits The Big House
3-star wideout Brenden Rice made a trip to Ann Arbor in June but didn’t commit then, and while Rice hasn’t committed to U-M just yet, he’s as fond of Michigan as he’s been of the program.
Rice was at Michigan’s home opener and was impressed by the atmosphere at Michigan Stadium.
Rice told 247Sports Brice Marich ($) that there’s “no other feeling” like being in front of 110,000 fans when it comes to his main highlights from the visit. Marich also asked Rice if he could envision himself in Michigan’s new scheme and told him that he could make an immediate impact in Michigan’s new ‘Speed in Space’ scheme.
The 6-foot-2 and 204 pound prospect out of Arizona and son of NFL Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice, Brenden is widely considered to be Michigan bound. All 9 crystal balls on 247Sports have Rice headed to Michigan. Rice is currently ranked as the No. 69 WR in his class and at No. 397 overall. Things have been trending in Michigan’s direction for quite some time, and the relationship has only grown stronger as time’s gone by.
4-star OL makes first visit ever to Michigan
Fairfax (VA.) Robinson Secondary 2021 four-star offensive tackle Tristan Leigh was able to meet with offensive coordinator Josh Gattis and offensive line coach Ed Warinner during his visit, per 247 Sports Brice Marich ($).
Leigh walked away from the visit impressed by Michigan’s atmosphere, and although he doesn’t have any other visits lined up, he plans on heading back to Ann Arbor at some point.
Leigh is the No. 177 overall prospect in the 2021 class, the No. 23 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 3 player in the state of Virginia. It’s still early on in his recruitment, but it sounds like Michigan could be an early front-runner.
4-star TE lines up Michigan visit
Tight end Theo Johnson announced on Twitter where he’ll be taking visits to the next couple of months, and Michigan’s on the list.
Things may change, but as of right now these are my visit plans. pic.twitter.com/a4LGpjMrOb— Theo Johnson (@theo_Johnson_) September 1, 2019
Johnson will be taking an unofficial visit to Michigan on October 26-27, when Notre Dame heads to Ann Arbor. What’s interesting about Johnson’s visit schedule is the fact he’ll be seeing Michigan take on Penn State during his official visit in Happy Valley, and then heading he’ll be heading to Ann Arbor the following week. A steady does of Michigan two weeks in a row.
The 6-foot-5 target is the No. 95 recruit in the 2020 class and No. 3 TE. Johnson is the cream of the crop in Windsor, Ontario in Canada. As it stands right now, Penn State and Michigan are considered to be the front-runners for Johnson’s services, but you can never count out Georgia either.