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Tuesday Recruiting Roundup: Updates on a pair of 2022 five-stars

Michigan is going after elite talents on both sides of the ball.

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Michigan is finally getting the coaching staff figured out, allowing more coaches to get out on the trail and recruit for the Wolverines. Today’s update features a pair of five-stars and a coveted offensive lineman that would give a huge boost to the 2022 recruiting class.

Five-star S discusses his top schools

One of the many elite defensive back prospects Michigan is recruiting in the 2022 class is New Jersey five-star Keon Sabb. Recently, Sabb spoke to 247Sports’ Brian Dohn about his top schools, which includes Michigan ($).

“I talk to coach (Jim) Harbaugh,” Sabb said. “He’s a really down-to-earth guy, a really nice guy. I definitely like the vibe.”

Sabb has only been able to visit Rutgers and Penn State so far in his recruitment. He outlined what he’s looking for when picking a school.

“I am just looking for genuine relationships, where a team wants me. I am not going to a school off the name,” Sabb said. “I am going to a school that really wants me for who I am and the player I can become. Location doesn’t matter. It is where I am the best fit.”

Sabb is looking to trim his list of schools down to five in the near future. Other candidates to make the cut include Clemson, Ohio State, Oregon and Texas A&M.

Five-star RB considering Michigan for an official visit

One of the biggest targets for new running backs coach Mike Hart to work on is California five-star Raleek Brown. In an interview with The Michigan Insider’s Josh Newkirk, Brown talked about his existing relationship with the program ($).

Until now, Brown’s main contact has been with Jay Harbaugh, who used to coach the unit.

“We just text a lot,” said Brown. “He sent me running back videos. Just like he showed me how to practice running back drills they do.”

Michigan is in high standing with Brown despite him not being able to visit, something he plans on changing soon.

“I haven’t been there yet. I was going to go but the (pandemic happened). But if I do visit, I want to see the stadium, the facilities, just how it is, the environment mostly.”

Brown went on to say that Michigan is likely to be one of the five schools he officially visits, given their distance from his home in Southern California. As of now, he plans on committing in December or January at the Adidas All-American Bowl.

Oklahoma leads the crystal ball right now with all seven predictions in for the Sooners.

Michigan in constant contact with four-star OL

Since offering him back in the fall, Michigan has been in close contact with Minnesota four-star offensive lineman Lucas Heyer. TMI’s Brice Marich caught up with Heyer to discuss his connection with Michigan ($).

“I have been (in contact with Michigan) very frequently since they offered,” said Heyer. “It’s been great getting to know them.”

Understandably, Heyer revealed he is “talking with coach Warinner the most. I’ve liked talking with him and from what I’ve heard he’s a big-time coach.”

When he is able to, Heyer said he is “absolutely” planning on visiting Ann Arbor. There are no crystal ball predictions for Heyer yet.

That’s it for this week’s Michigan Recruiting Roundup. Check back again soon for the latest recruiting scoop pertaining to Michigan football.