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Thursday Recruiting Roundup: Big top-100 target sets official visit

One of Michigan’s top targets in the class will be on campus next month.

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We are inching our way closer to the month of June, which means kids in the 2022 class will finally be able to take official visits to college campuses. On today’s Recruiting Roundup, we have a couple more visitors locked in to check out Michigan next month, as well as a five-star including the Wolverines in his updated top list.

Four-star TE sets OV

According to 247Sports’ Rusty Mansell on Twitter, 2022 four-star tight end Oscar Delp has scheduled an official visit to Michigan for next month. Delp’s profile on 247Sports shows he will be on campus on Tuesday, June 22.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder from Cumming, Georgia has been a longtime top target for Michigan at the tight end position in this class. Michigan was actually the first school to offer him when he was an unranked player back on Sept. 3, 2020. Since then, his recruitment has blown up and he now sits at No. 80 overall and has offers from pretty much every big time college football program you could think of.

Along with his official visit to Michigan, he has officials set up for Georgia (June 4), Florida (June 11) and South Carolina (June 25).

At this moment, it looks like Delp is aiming to stay in SEC country. But it’s encouraging to see the lone non-SEC official visit he has set up at this point is to Michigan, so fingers crossed the Wolverines knock his visit out of the park and hone in on the fact they were the first program to give him an opportunity to play football collegiately.

Three-star LB sets official visit

According to 247Sports’ Brian Dohn ($), 2022 three-star linebacker Tyler Banks is set to officially visit Michigan the weekend of June 11. He will also officially visit Vanderbilt the weekend after his trip to Ann Arbor.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder (according to Hudl) from Crewe, Virginia is listed as an athlete on the recruiting services, but Michigan is recruiting him to play linebacker. His main recruiters are George Helow and Mike Macdonald.

“The coaches talk of (Michigan) so highly,” Banks said. “I can’t wait to see what it is like there. I am really loving what they are saying, how they treat me, so I like them a lot and I am excited to go.

“(Macdonald) talks about just ready to get started, grow, get better. He said he will use me the most ways he can and fit into the defense the best way possible.”

Banks holds other significant offers from South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Kentucky and others. He is the No. 1,036 overall player on the composite. There is one crystal ball in currently for Virginia Tech.

U-M makes top 12 for five-star OL

Earlier this week, the Wolverines made the top-12 list for 2022 five-star offensive lineman Josh Conerly Jr. The 6-foot-5, 275-pounder from Seattle also included USC, UCLA, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Oregon, Auburn, Washington, Cal, Stanford and Arizona State.

Sherrone Moore is the lead recruiter here and has established a solid rapport with Conerly Jr. and his family since being named the offensive line coach.

The next big step here in this recruitment is getting Conerly and his family on campus. He doesn’t have any official visits set up yet, and he won’t be taking any visits this June, as he detailed further to 247Sports’ Brandon Huffman ($) that his mom is expecting to have a child during that timeframe. His plan is to take those visits either during the season or after the season.

It is absolutely imperative the Wolverines get him to check out Ann Arbor at some point before he makes a decision. If not, you can kiss this recruitment goodbye. The good news is they have time to convince him, as he told Huffman he won’t be signing his letter of intent until the traditional National Signing Day in February.

Conerly Jr. is the No. 2 offensive tackle and No. 15 player overall on the composite.

That’s all for now! Be sure to check back Tuesday for another Recruiting Roundup.