Michigan is coming off its big Victors Weekend recruiting event, but still has one weekend left in June to host recruits. This weekend’s list is much shorter, but still has some intriguing targets and some top talent from the 2023 class.
Loyola Blakefield (MD) Anto Saka - Four-star, No. 332 overall, No. 17 EDGE
Out of all the hybrid DE/OLB prospects Michigan is recruiting, Saka is kind of the forgotten man. However, if he clicks with the staff, it’s easy to see him jump to the top of the board with guys like Joshua Josephs, Joseph Adedire and Kevonte Henry.
Saka has taken official visits to Northwestern, USC and Penn State so far this June. He’s made it through those trips without any crystal ball predictions, so he still seems wide open.
Fairfield Prepartory (AL) Ja’Kobi Albert - Three-star, No. 369 overall, No. 27 ATH
Similar to Saka, Albert isn’t talked about much as a legit target at safety for Michigan. He’s taken official visits to Maryland and Auburn so far, with the latter looking tough to beat since Albert is an Alabama native. Michigan gets the chance to make a lasting impression before the spring visit period closes, though.
Lincoln (CA) Jahlil Florence - Three-star, No. 385 overall, No. 37 CB
Florence was originally scheduled to visit two weeks ago, but had to cancel because of a track meet. He scrapped his plans to visit Syracuse in order to see Michigan this weekend, so his interest in the program is still very high. Since he was on this list last, he’s gained a composite score that dropped him just below the blue-chip line despite his four-star rating by 247Sports.
Clay-Chalkville (AL) Marquarius White - Three-star, No. 504 overall, No. 68 WR
Michigan’s wide receiver board isn’t very big right now, but White is one of the top targets remaining. He’s another Alabama prospect who the staff is targeting, and he does hold offers from both in-state SEC schools.
This trip to Ann Arbor will be following official visits to Virginia Tech, Louisville and Tennessee. He doesn’t have any crystal ball predictions yet, so it may be good that Michigan gets the last crack at him.
Gooding (ID) Colston Loveland - Three-star, No. 587 overall, No. 32 TE
After Oscar Delp, Loveland and Jack Velling, who visited two weeks ago, are the top guys on the tight end board. Loveland has only taken an official visit to Oregon State so far, but also holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Arizona State and more. If Alabama really wants him, that will be tough to beat, as well as the more local schools like Boise State and Colorado.
Class of 2023 (Unofficials)
Dr. Phillips (FL) Payton Kirkland - Four-star, No. 87 overall, No. 8 OT
As of now, it looks like Kirkland will be one of the top priorities at offensive line in 2023. Florida State and Ohio State are two schools standing out in his recruitment so far.
Bergen Catholic (NJ) Sydir Mitchell - Four-star, No. 136 overall, No. 24 DL
Bergen Catholic (NJ) DJ Samuels - Three-star, No. 23 EDGE (247Sports only)
Bergen Catholic is familiar stomping grounds for Jim Harbaugh and Michigan, and they’ll look to get back into New Jersey with these two defensive linemen. Mitchell is the more touted of the duo and has a good list of national offers that should only grow as the process goes on.