Happy Thursday, and welcome to another Michigan Recruiting Roundup! Today, we primarily have updates on kids in the 2021 class being visited by members of Michigan’s coaching staff, but let’s kick things off with an update on the final remaining target in 2020.
Warinner to visit three-star OL
The Wolverines lost a three-star offensive lineman in the 2020 class earlier this week, but they could gain another one by the time it’s all said and done. The offensive lineman we are talking about is James Pogorelc, a 6-foot-7, 270-pound tackle from Chantilly, Virginia.
All six crystal balls are in favor of Stanford right now, but the Wolverines will get their final shot with Pogorelc next week, as The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($) reports Ed Warinner will be stopping by for an in-home visit Wednesday, Jan. 29. He may also visit with Pogorelc at his school the same day.
Pogorelc was offered by Michigan in September and unofficially visited for the MSU game in November. He also officially visited after the season on Dec. 6. He followed that trip up with an official visit to Virginia, one of his other finalists.
This recruitment is expected to go right up to National Signing Day on Feb. 5, so stay tuned as this recruitment nears the light at the end of the tunnel.
Nua to visit 2021 five-star DT
It’s too early to tell who the No. 1 prospect in the 2021 class is, but there is a chance it ends up being five-star defensive tackle J.T. Tuimoloau. And I am sure Michigan fans will be happy to see defensive line coach Shaun Nua is expected to visit with Tuimoloau next Tuesday, according to TMI’s Marich ($).
The 6-foot-4.5, 277-pounder from Sammamish, Washington is currently ranked No. 4 on 247Sports’ composite. He has offers from just about any elite program you can think of, so this will obviously be a tough pull.
If Nua is able to go in and make a big impression on Tuimoloau, Michigan may have a shot here. Again, this will be a tough pull, so keep your expectations in check.
Multiple 2021 RBs receiving visits
According to TMI’s Steve Lorenz, Michigan coaches are expected to swing by and visit two 2021 running backs this week — four-star Corey Kiner ($) and four-star Ricky Parks ($). On top of that, coaches already visited with four-star TreVeyon Henderson ($).
We have talked about Kiner and Henderson quite a bit on our Recruiting Roundups, as they are both at or near the top of Michigan’s running backs board for the 2021 class, along with in-state four-star Donovan Edwards. The Wolverines will have to battle Ohio State and other top suitors for Kiner. As for Henderson, they’ll have to go up against the likes of Clemson, Alabama, Penn State and Oklahoma.
A guy we have not talked about at all is Parks. The reason being? He doesn’t have a Michigan offer yet. With coaches going to visit him, I would expect an offer to be extended his way very soon.
Michigan isn’t going to be able to take all these guys, but for a position of need like running back, it is a great thing to see all the options available for Jay Harbaugh and company.
Four-star CB to get visit from U-M coaches
Along with running back, another important position for Michigan in 2021 is cornerback. The board hasn’t been fully developed yet, but it is starting to come together a little bit.
The 5-foot-10.5, 159-pounder from Omaha, Nebraska originally had a top three of Nebraska, LSU and Ohio State, but rescinded that a day after posting on Twitter.
Not final im open to any college.— Avante Dickerson (@_dickerson1) December 13, 2019
Dickerson got his Michigan offer from cornerbacks coach Michael Zordich in December, so things are just taking off in this recruitment. As things stand now, Michigan isn’t really in it for a ton of the top corners in the 2021 class, so we will see how this all plays out.
That is all for this week! Come back Tuesday for another Michigan Recruiting Roundup.