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Tuesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Top targets begin to plan visits for spring

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Michigan targets are setting their spring visit plans and more in this week’s roundup.

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Welcome back to another Tuesday Michigan Recruiting Roundup! We’re in a dead period for the month, but recruits across the nation are getting their plans set for what will be a busy spring visit schedule. Here’s a few guys that are planning to be in Ann Arbor in the coming months.

Four-star TE sets early March trip

Michigan is pursuing a number of tight ends in the 2021 class, and one near the top of their list is California four-star Brock Bowers. Per The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich, Bowers will be making his first-ever trip to Ann Arbor on March 6th ($).

Bowers, the No. 6 tight end in the country, received his offer from Michigan back in October. “It means a lot,” Bowers said at the time. “It’s a big offer for me and I’m really excited to get out there and get to know the coaches more.”

His interest is definitely significant if he’s willing to come across the country for an unofficial relatively soon after getting his offer. Michigan should be in the mix as this recruitment goes on.

Recently offered WR planning on visit soon

Josh Gattis in his effort to look for Michigan’s next playmakers recently extended an offer to Florida three-star wide receiver Jaden Alexis. The rising prospect spoke with TMI’s Marich about what the offer meant to him ($).

“I talked with Coach Gattis on the phone and we talked for a good time and he just told me about how much he loves my film and skill set and when he told me I was very excited,” Alexis explained. “Imagining playing in the Big House is amazing.”

The speedy Alexis runs a 4.41 40-yard dash, which has led him to pick up offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee. He also holds offers from Harvard and Brown, so academics should not be an issue.

Alexis wants to visit Ann Arbor when he gets a chance with his schedule. “Yeah I am looking to (visit Michigan), but I am not sure when is the next available time,” Alexis said. “I hope to get a better feel about the people in and around the program and also where the coaches see me fit.”

There are no Crystal Ball predictions for Alexis yet.

Three-star safety wants to see Michigan’s campus

Another recent recipient of a Michigan offer is Pennsylvania three-star safety Donovan McMillon, who made it clear during an interview with TMI’s Steve Lorenz that he’ll be up for a visit soon ($).

”I’m definitely coming up this spring,” McMillon said. “I am in the middle of wrestling season right now but am going to be planning dates pretty soon.”

McMillon is one of the first prospects being recruited by new safeties coach Bob Shoop, as well as Mike Zordich. He holds offers from Northwestern, Notre Dame, Penn State, Purdue, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and others.

Based on his offer list, McMillon looks like someone who emphasizes academics. There are no Crystal Ball picks, but the Fighting Irish may be the biggest competition here.

Michigan makes top 11 for four-star wide receiver

There aren’t too many top wide receivers that Michigan has made an impression on in the 2021 class yet, but one of their highest-ranked targets did include them in his early list of schools. Georgia four-star Jayden Thomas released his top eleven schools on Twitter last week with some impressive names included.

Joining Michigan on the list are Virginia Tech, LSU, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Notre Dame, UNC, Florida, Georgia, and Ohio State.

Thomas is ranked 132nd in the country, and the No. 26 wide receiver. He doesn’t have any Crystal Ball picks yet.

That does it for this week’s Tuesday Recruiting Roundup. Come back again soon for more Michigan recruiting news.