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2021 in-state four-star DT Rayshaun Benny visits U-M this weekend

An in-state priority had another good time in Ann Arbor.

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Arguably Michigan’s top remaining target on the defensive line in the 2021 class — four-star in-stater Rayshaun Benny — visited campus this weekend, he confirmed with Maize n Brew.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pounder from Oak Park was originally going to visit Michigan last weekend, but his plans got pushed back a week. He was not able to contact any coaches during this trip due to the NCAA rules in place during the in-person dead period, but regardless, Benny said he still had a good time being back in Ann Arbor.

“It was cool, for real,” Benny said.

Defensive line coach Shaun Nua and tight ends coach Sherrone Moore are tag-teaming this recruitment, since Moore is the primary recruiter for the state of Michigan.

The Wolverines offered Benny back in April 2019. He holds more than 30 offers from some elite programs such as Ohio State, Penn State, LSU, Georgia, Auburn, Florida State and much more. Some schools are recruiting him to play offensive line, but his preference is to play on defense in college.

Over the last week alone, three crystal ball predictions have come in for Benny to commit to Michigan at some point. With this visit in the books, I wouldn’t be surprised if a commitment came sooner rather than later. With spots filling up quickly in Michigan’s 2021 class, and the fact Benny prefers to play defense, this seems to be a “when” and not “if” situation.

Benny is the No. 189 overall player and the No. 6 player in Michigan, according to 247Sports’ composite ranking.

In case you missed our previous coverage on Benny, get caught up below.