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Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Four-star recruits plan U-M visits

A light crootin’ roundup that isn’t light on four-star prospects

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Welcome into another Monday edition of our recruiting roundup for the University of Michigan. There wasn’t a lot of chatter over the weekend from recruits with the Wolverines on the road in Madison. However, there still were a few notable developments that sprung up, including two four-star prospects who will be visiting Michigan this fall. Let’s jump in.

Four-star OT/DE in contact with Michigan

IMG Academy (FL) 2021 four-star offensive tackle/defensive end JC Latham has been in contact with Michigan of late, per 247 Sports Brian Dohn ($).

The 6-foot-5 ½, 285-pound Latham said he talks to Jim Harbaugh and that going up against Michigan’s talent along the d-line intrigues him. “They are D-line U., so I would be going against the best d-linemen in the country,” Latham said. “That would really help me out. A couple of players from IMG went there so I can connect with them and talk to them. They are a really good program as well.”

Latham, the No. 77 overall recruit in the 2021 class and No. 13 OT, has held a Michigan offer for over a year.

Four-star commit plans to visit for Notre Dame game

4-star Michigan commit, wideout A.J. Henning will be visiting Ann Arbor this fall, per TMI’s Steve Lorenz ($). According to Lorenz, the Illinois native (Lincoln-Way East) will be in town for Michigan’s game against Notre Dame at the end of October.

The 5-foot-10, 183 pound WR is the No. 88 overall recruit in the 2020 class, No. 18 WR, and is the top player in the state of Illinois.

Henning committed to Michigan back in June and in 247’s scouting report on Henning they compare him to Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen:

Great burst and acceleration and can score from anywhere on the field. Very good hands. Catches the ball well away from his body and shows the ability to go up and catch passes that are above his head. Good lower body strength and will break tackles. More of a kid that will run past defenders than a make-you-miss in a phone booth guy. Shows some elusiveness after the catch. Versatile and can play in the backfield, slot or as an outside receiver.”

Four-star RB plans visit to U-M

Four-star 2021 running back Justin Johnson plans on visiting Michigan this fall, according to 247’s Allen Trieu ($).

The No. 16 overall RB in the 2021 class from Edwardsville, IL recently received an offer from Purdue and also plans to visit Northwestern, Stanford, and Illinois. Johnson said as the season continues, more visits could be planned. The 5-foot-11, 190 pound back is still real early in the recruiting process and there’s no consensus as to where he’ll land. With visits limed up to Michigan, Northwestern, and Stanford, it’s clear academics are a priority for Johnson, which could make Michigan a finalist when things are all said and done.