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2021 four-star DE Rodney McGraw earns Michigan offer during visit for Army game

Not all was bad during Michigan’s W against Army.

Courtesy — Rodney McGraw

It wasn’t pretty for the Michigan Wolverines in a 24-21 double overtime victory against Army, but they got the job done, moved to 2-0 on the young season and enter a crucial bye week. Along the way, they also were able to impress some of the recruiting visitors they brought in, including 2021 four-star defensive end Rodney McGraw.

The 6-foot-6, 223-pounder from Elkhart, Indiana did not have an offer from the Wolverines heading into the visit, but he secured that offer an hour and a half before kickoff.

“It went great. Really enjoyed my time in Ann Arbor,” McGraw told Maize n Brew shortly after his visit. “We had the breakfast and stuff before (the game) and walked the field pregame. Spent some time with coach (Jim) Harbaugh and coach Nua.”

This was not McGraw’s first time around Michigan coaches, as he attended one of their camps over the summer, but he did get to spend more quality time with the aforementioned coaches during this trip.

“(Talking with the coaches) was great. Coach Harbaugh and coach Nua are both really down to earth and high energy,” he said.

Now that he is a bit more familiar with Michigan and the coaching staff, McGraw admits he is more interested and comfortable with the program as a whole.

“Very interested (in Michigan). Looking forward to getting back up there sometime this season. I have a few other trips planned to Wisconsin and Ohio State but I’m excited to get back up to Ann Arbor as well,” he said.

That trip to Wisconsin just so happens to be in two weeks, when the Badgers host the Wolverines. His trip to Ohio State Oct. 5 is when the Buckeyes play Michigan State.

He isn’t sure when the return trip to Michigan will take place, but he does happen to know what he is looking for in his future school.

“I’m looking for a place that balances great football and great academics and that can help me reach my maximum potential,” he said.

McGraw is the No. 4 player in Indiana, No. 18 weak-side defensive end and No. 308 overall player in the 2021 class, according to 247Sports’ composite. 247’s director of recruiting, Steve Wiltfong, also put in a crystal ball for the Wolverines after the visit Saturday.

Check out some highlights below.