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Thursday Recruiting Roundup: More targets confirmed to visit this weekend

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A few big time targets in the 2022 class are set to visit Michigan this weekend.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 04 Western Michigan at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

As Stephen Osentoski and I discussed on this week’s Future Brew, there are slated to be a ton of big time targets on campus this Saturday for Michigan’s big game against Washington. And over the last few days, another few targets were added to the list. Jon Simmons will have the full list of visitors tomorrow, but let’s dissect the three newest additions to this week’s lineup.

Top pass-rushing target visiting Saturday

According to 247Sports’ Andrew Ivins ($), 2022 three-star pass-rusher Joshua Josephs has changed his visit schedule for this weekend and will be in attendance for the big game at the Big House against Washington.

“I’m planning to be at Michigan this weekend and then I will get to Tennessee and Kentucky for sure,” Josephs said. “I just want to see what it’s like on game day and stuff.”

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Georgia native was originally planning on visiting Tennessee this weekend, but will instead visit there at a later time. Because of the reshuffling of visits, Josephs is also pushing back his commitment date from Oct. 1 to a date to be determined at a later time.

This weekend will not be Joseph’s first in Ann Arbor, as he officially visited back on June 18 for the big Victors Weekend recruiting event. He also officially visited Penn State back in June, and has not planned a return trip there, so the Nittany Lions don’t seem to be much of a factor anymore in this recruitment. Kentucky and Tennessee will be the main competition here for the Wolverines, so stay tuned for more as the fall progresses.

2022 in-state four-star DL to be in town this weekend

According to The Michigan Insider’s Brice Marich ($), 2022 four-star in-state defensive lineman Deone Walker will be in Ann Arbor this weekend for the game. The 6-foot-6, 340-pounder who plays at Cass Tech will be unofficially visiting.

“I’m planning on going to the Washington game after my game against King,” Walker said. “I think I’m going to make it an unofficial visit. More than likely I will probably take an official visit to Michigan, too.

Along with his plans for this weekend, he also has an official visit lined up for Missouri later this month, “I think it is Sept. 17,” he told Marich.

Michigan has been recruiting Walker for as long as anybody, offering him a scholarship back on July 10, 2020. He has been a priority target for the Wolverines in this class, and they continue to communicate with him all the time.

“They hit me up a lot,” Walker said. “I would say they hit me up every night or every two nights. They have been contacting me a lot. I would say Michigan is one of the schools recruiting me the hardest. It’s between them, Kentucky and Alabama.”

Walker also said he is planning on making a silent commitment sometime this fall, and then releasing that information publicly at a later time. Michigan appears to be out in front at the moment, with all eight crystal balls being placed for the Wolverines.

Boise State commit also visiting this weekend

2022 three-star defensive lineman Mason Graham will also be in attendance for this weekend’s Michigan home game, he confirmed with Maize n Brew on Wednesday.

“Looking forward to meeting the coaches and checking out the atmosphere at the game,” he said.

The 6-foot-3, 280-pounder from Anaheim received his Michigan offer back on Aug. 28, and has not been shy about his excitement for the offer. While he has been committed to Boise State since July, Graham told Maize n Brew last month the plan was always to take an official visit to Ann Arbor.

This will be Graham’s first ever trip to the Big House, so this is an important next step in this recruitment.

That’s all for now! We’ll be back Tuesday for another edition of the Recruiting Roundup.