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Michigan football 2021 offer board update: July 17

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Michigan is going to keep recruiting yet another cornerback committed elsewhere, plus plenty other updates to the board

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Of course the weekend after I made this article bi-weekly was busy with the July 4th holiday, but few of the commitments had an impact on Michigan’s top target board. Three-star cornerback Tyreek Chappell committed to Texas A&M, but that is widely seen as a placeholder so you can add him to the growing list of defensive backs committed elsewhere that Michigan will continue to recruit.

Elsewhere, in a bit of schraudenfreude, Michigan made the cut for rising Texas back Tavierre Dunlap while Notre Dame, who considered him second on their board at the position, did not. However, Michigan did miss the top seven for another Texas running back in Cam’Ron Valdez, despite the Wolverines being his first offer.

Subtractions

Removed Jamier Johnson from the board. The four-star cornerback committed to Texas on July 3.

Removed J. Michael Sturdivant from the board. The four-star wide receiver committed to Cal on July 4.

Removed Latrell Neville from the board. The three-star wide receiver committed to Nebraska on July 4.

Removed Jamon Dumas-Johnson from the board. The four-star linebacker committed to Georgia on July 8.

Removed Keanu Williams from the board. The four-star defensive end committed to Oregon on July 11.

Removed Greg Penn III from the board. The four-star linebacker committed to LSU on July 12.

Removed Kendrick Blackshire from the board. The four-star linebacker committed to Alabama on July 14th.

Removed William Reed from the board. The three-star offensive tackle committed to Cal on July 15th.

Removed Owen Prentice from the board. The four-star offensive guard committed to Washington on July 16th.

Top Lists

Added “Yes” to Michigan being in Duce Chestnut’s top group of schools. The four-star cornerback included Michigan in his list of top eight schools along with Michigan State, Ole Miss, Miami, Syracuse, Rutgers, Kansas and Louisville.

Added “No” to Michigan being in Smael Mondon’s top group of schools. The five-star linebacker narrowed his list of top schools down to five: Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee.

Added “Yes” to Michigan being in Tavierre Dunlap’s top group of schools. The three-star running back included Michigan in his list of top eight schools along with Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Arizona State, Washington, USC, Utah and Virginia Tech.

Added “No” to Michigan being in Cam’Ron Valdez’ top group of schools. The four-star running back narrowed his list of top schools down to seven: Arizona State, Arkansas, Utah, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Purdue.

Added “No” to Michigan being in Yanni Karlaftis’ top group of schools. The four-star linebacker narrowed his list of top schools down to four: Purdue, Cal, Oregon and Wisconsin.

Added “Yes” to Michigan being in Ross Maseuli’s top group of schools. The three-star offensive guard included Michigan in his list of top five schools along with Hawaii, USC, Alabama, and Miami.

Keeping Tabs

Noted that Tyreek Chappell committed to Texas A&M. The three-star cornerback committed to the Aggies on July 4.