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2022 four-star QB trims list, Michigan still in running

Would be a huge get for the Wolverines.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 22 Nebraska at Michigan Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines seem to be set at quarterback for the next couple seasons with Dylan McCaffrey, Joe Milton and Cade McNamara in camp now, and five-star J.J. McCarthy on his way in the class of 2021.

Still, Jim Harbaugh continues his pursuit of the most important position on the field as the Wolverines have offered 13 quarterbacks in 2022. One of the most notable is four-star Nicco Marchiol, who trimmed his list to eight this week.

The Wolverines will have to fend off some of the top programs in the country for the four-star’s services, including LSU, Florida, USC, Florida State, Ole Miss, TCU and Arizona State.

The junior quarterback transferred from Regis Jesuit in Colorado to Peoria Centinnel in Arizona. He will open up his 2020 campaign Oct. 3.

Marchiol spoke recently with Brandon Brown from Sports Illustrated and explained why he is so high on the Wolverines, saying, “Michigan made my top eight because the culture of football and winning has been around their program for so long. I feel like I could continue to carry that legacy.”

247Sports recruiting analyst Blair Angelo described Marchiol’s playing style and compared him to former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore.

Prototype build and frame. Quick-release left-hander with ability to slide the pocket. Impressive presence and anticipation. Goes through progressions well and shows terrific rhythm to find targets. Steps up when he has to and keeps composure under duress. Quick release with ability to throw on the run. Athletic enough to pick up yards down field. Upside as multi-year starter, All-Conference type performer and NFL Draft Day 3 selection.

The prized recruit also explained his affinity for Michigan quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels, saying they talk “weekly” and that their relationship is “more than just a recruit and a coach.”

Michigan fans are hopeful their relationship will be strong enough to convince Marchiol to come to Ann Arbor, as all four crystal ball prediction up to this point have the No. 6 pro-style quarterback in 2022 heading to Florida State.