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Michigan holding ‘Detroit Day’ recruiting event for top in-state prospects

Michigan will host dozens of the state’s best football players on campus.

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Now that prospects are allowed to visit campuses and have contact with coaches again, Michigan has decided to take advantage by hosting “Detroit Day” today in an effort to get the top in-state talent in Ann Arbor together.

The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb reports around 30 prospects will be on campus from some of the biggest talent producing high schools in the state.

To start, all three of Michigan’s in-state 2020 commits will be in attendance, which includes five-star cornerback Will Johnson, four-star wide receiver Tay’Shawn Trent and three-star defensive lineman Davonte Miles.

With Ron Bellamy being hired at Michigan this offseason, you can bet several prospects from West Bloomfield will be there. The headliner is four-star athlete Dillon Tatum, who is one of Michigan’s top targets at safety. The other 2022 visitor is linebacker Michael Williams, plus offensive linemen Amir Herring and Semaj Morgan in 2023, and defensive lineman Brandon Davis-Swain and linebacker Kari Jackson in 2024.

Both Tatum and Herring have 100% Crystal Balls to Michigan and look like potential commit candidates sooner rather than later. The two 2024 prospects already hold offers from Michigan and look to be the next big things from West Bloomfield.

Historically one of the best talent producers in the state, Cass Tech will also be represented well at Detroit Day. Here, the crown jewel is 2022 three-star defensive lineman Deone Walker, who has blown up into a national prospect but is considering the in-state schools heavily. 2022 three-star offensive lineman Jackson Pruitt and 2023 four-star defensive lineman Jalen Thompson will join Walker. Thompson is a top-150 prospect and holds a Michigan offer already.

Other relevant 2022 prospects that are confirmed to be visiting include four-star athlete Jaden Mangham, four-star wide receiver Antonio Gates Jr. and three-star cornerback Jeremiah Caldwell. Caldwell is interesting because he is committed to Kentucky, where Steve Clinkscale was his primary recruiter. Mangham could be a take for either wide receiver or safety, but leaning towards the latter. Gates Jr. doesn’t have a Michigan offer yet but has been receiving more interest from the staff lately and could potentially receive one while visiting.

2023 five-star quarterback Dante Moore was originally not coming due to a schedule conflict, but per 247Sports’ Allen Trieu ($), he is indeed able to make it. A few of his teammates at Detroit King will also be there in 2022 three-star wide receiver Lynn Wyche-El, 2023 three-star wide receiver Jameel Croft, and 2023 three-star offensive lineman Johnathan Slack. All three hold Power 5 offers, but not from Michigan yet.

Some other prospects in the class of 2023 visiting include:

Cabana is interesting due to the 10.69 100-meter dash time he ran this spring. Senda is an intriguing prospect who has a prediction for Michigan State already. He holds an offer from Kentucky as well, where Clinkscale was his primary recruiter. Williams is a Michigan legacy and already holds a couple of offers from Purdue and West Virginia.

While still a while away, there is some star potential in the class of 2024 prospects scheduled to attend:

Marshall was offered by Jim Harbaugh back when he was in eighth grade and could follow Moore as the next big in-state quarterback. Marsh also looks like he will be a national recruit and picked up a Michigan offer in January. Oden grew up a Michigan fan and is a candidate to receive an offer on his visit. Clinkscale was the primary recruiter at Kentucky for all three of these guys, showing again how he could be a huge boost in in-state recruiting.