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2021 four-star DT plans to visit Michigan this weekend

He can’t visit with coaches, but he is still going to get another up close look at Ann Arbor.

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One of Michigan’s top remaining targets along the defensive line in the 2021 class is going to be on campus this weekend, Maize n Brew has learned.

Four-star defensive lineman Rayshaun Benny will be in Ann Arbor visiting campus this weekend, he told Maize n Brew on Monday. His mother will also be accompanying him.

During this trip, Benny and his mother won’t be able to visit any coaches, players or other U-M personnel due to the in-person recruiting dead period the NCAA put in place due to COVID-19. However, one thing they will be able to do is get an up close look at everything. At the very least, this will be a reminder to them why Michigan is a good option for him.

If you follow recruiting closely, you’ll remember three-star offensive lineman Tristan Bounds did something similar a few months ago before committing to Michigan. So these trips do have an impact, despite recruits and their parents not being able to see Jim Harbaugh or anyone else up close and in person.

Benny told us earlier this month on the Future Brew podcast the Wolverines are recruiting him to play defense, while some other schools are going after him to play offensive line. Benny prefers to play defense in college, which is good news for Michigan.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pounder from Oak Park is considered the Wolverines’ No. 1 remaining target along the defensive line. He, along with four-star George Rooks, appear to be their top options left in the 2021 class.

Benny is the No. 189 overall player and the No. 6 player in Michigan, according to 247Sports’ composite ranking. He holds other offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Kentucky, Arkansas, Michigan State and plenty more.