Michigan has a long list of recruits visiting Saturday, as should be the case for a big rivalry game under the lights at the Big House. I wanted to break down the list, highlight some players and where they currently stand with Michigan. All of the commits visiting are locked in, and should help with recruiting some of the visitors this weekend. There are some big names and some virtual unknowns, so let’s take a look at the players who will be guests of the Wolverines for their matchup against the Spartans.
Cameron McGrone Indianapolis, IN (Lawrence Central) Outside Linebacker
Ht 6-1 Wt 215 CLASS OF 18
One of my favorite players in this class. A fast and violent linebacker, who can attack the offense from any angle. He has a similar skill set to Devin Bush, Jr. In other words, a perfect fit in Dr. Blitz defense. Another huge win on the recruiting trail for Coach Chris Partridge.
Christian Turner Buford, GA (Buford) Running Back
Ht 5-11 Wt 187 CLASS OF 18
My pick right now for most underrated player in this class. After taking visits to Ann Arbor and Lansing in consecutive days back in April, Turner made the decision to commit to the Wolverines two days later. Another player out of Georgia for Harbaugh, and one I think the SEC folks are going to regret they let get away.
Gemon Green DeSoto, TX (DeSoto) Cornerback
Ht 6-2 Wt 165 CLASS OF 18
Green committed to Michigan back in April along with his twin brother. He’s seen as solid corner in a man defense. This will be his official visit to Michigan.
German Green DeSoto, TX (DeSoto) Safety
Ht 6-2 Wt 168 CLASS OF 18
German is the twin brother of Gemon. He is lower rated, and a raw prospect. This will also be his official visit to Michigan.
Aidan Hutchinson Dearborn, MI (Divine Child) Defensive End
Ht 6-5 Wt 234 CLASS OF 18
Hutchinson is obviously a legacy recruit and a lock to be in this class. Hutch is versatile, but right now looks like a sure thing as an edge rusher for the Wolverines. Not sure if he has missed a Michigan game this year, has been a solid recruiter for Michigan.
Jalen Mayfield Grand Rapids, MI (Catholic Central) Offensive Tackle
Ht 6-5 Wt 273 CLASS OF 18
Mayfield received his US Army All American jersey on Wednesday, he’s going to celebrate by taking in the MSU game at the Big House. A commit to the Wolverines back in May, he’s going nowhere, and should be a staple on the line for the Wolverines in the very near future.
Kevin Doyle Washington, DC (St. John’s College HS) Quarterback
Ht 6-4 Wt 210 CLASS OF 18
Doyle became the second QB of this class with a commitment seemingly out of nowhere a couple of weeks ago. This will be his official visit to Michigan.
ON COMMIT WATCH
Shocky Jacques-Louis Fort Myers, FL (Dunbar) Athlete, Wide Receiver
Ht 6-1 Wt 175 CLASS OF 18
If you read my Flip or Flop article, you know I have Jacques-Louis as a flip candidate. Currently committed to Tennessee, and once committed to Kentucky, his recruitment has been wild. This will be his third official visit in as many weeks, and I think we will see him either affirm his commitment to Tennessee, or flip to Michigan soon after this weekend. He’s a versatile player who could end up on either side of the ball. A common theme amongst Harbaugh recruits.
Julius Irvin Anaheim, CA (Servite) Safety
Ht 6-2 Wt 182 CLASS OF 18
A California recruit looking at Notre Dame, but could be tough to get off the west coast. West coast targets will also be a theme under Harbaugh. I like Irvin a lot. A safety that can get into the box and make plays in the backfield. He’s a heavy hitter, fast, and tracks the ball well. Reminds me a lot of Khaleke Hudson. Michigan gets the last shot of official visits after he took in Washington and Notre Dame recently. I think Irvin will make his choice his soon. With a small class, and lots of other defensive backs on the board, if he’s going to choose Michigan, he may want to do it soon.
Chris Smith Atlanta, GA (Hapeville Charter) Cornerback
Ht 5-10.5 Wt 169 CLASS OF 18
Currently a Georgia commit, I featured Smith as a flip candidate as well. This will be his official visit, his first time back to Ann Arbor since March. Smith is good friends with current commits Myles Sims and Christian Turner. Smith chose to stay home after his visit to Georgia in April, but I have a feeling the staff will have no problem making him feel at home during his visit. I’ve had Smith in this class since Sims committed, and I think he flips.
Logan Brown Grand Rapids, MI (East Kentwood) Offensive Tackle
Ht 6-6 Wt 285 CLASS OF 19
Brown is a top in state prospect for the class of 2019, and a heavy Michigan lean. Just a classic big Michigan offensive lineman, he looks the part. He visited his other top school of Wisconsin last week, and could make the decision to commit after this weekend.
IN THE HUNT
Amon-Ra St. Brown Anaheim, CA (Mater Dei) Wide Receiver
Ht 5-11.5 Wt 191 CLASS OF 18
The best wide receiver in the country makes his official visit to Michigan. I have been told Michigan is way closer to landing Brown than the national recruitniks believe, and they doubted this visit would ever happen a couple of months ago. His recruitment has been quiet, so there are a lot of unknowns. He has brothers at Stanford and Notre Dame, and is taking a visit to the Irish soon. He’s different from any receiver currently on the Michigan roster, and would be a unique weapon paired with the record WR class from last season.
Marquan McCall Oak Park, MI (Oak Park) Offensive Guard
Ht 6-4 Wt 320 CLASS OF 18
The recruitment of McCall has been an odd one. The top recruit in the state of Michigan, he took a visit back in April, but after not feeling the love from Michigan, he committed to Kentucky. Is Michigan now showing him the love, or is he the backup plan if Emil Ekiyor leaves for Bama? I believe Michigan could take McCall regardless, and this visit should tell us a lot. McCall is coming with a crew of Oak Park recruits.
Bryan Addison Gardena, CA (Junipero Serra) Athlete
Ht 6-5 Wt 180 CLASS OF 18
I’m more confident than most that Addison could end up in Ann Arbor. At 6’5″, Michigan is recruiting him to be a beast safety in the back of this defense. It’ll be tough to get him out of California, but I think there’s a chance. Harbaugh and Co. were smart to pair him with fellow California visitors Amon Ra St Brown and Julius Irvin.
TAKING IN THE SIGHTS
Devontae Dobbs Belleville, MI (Belleville) Offensive Tackle
Ht 6-4 Wt 270 CLASS OF 19
Dobbs recruitment feels very similar to McCall’s. On paper, the top in state recruit for 2019 should be a huge target for the Wolverines, but apparently hasn’t seen a lot of love from the staff. Dobbs has been seen as more of a Sparty lean along with his teammate, #2 in state recruit WR Julian Barnett. I’ve heard rumors, but that’s what they will stay. If Michigan pushes for Dobbs, maybe things will change, but right now I don’t see him ending up in Ann Arbor.
Ryland Goede Acworth, GA (Kennesaw Mountain) Tight End
Ht 6-7 Wt 235 CLASS OF 19
Goede is a tall athletic TE from Georgia who received a Michigan offer at the start of the summer. He’s a stud with offers from all the blue bloods like Alabama, Ohio State, and his home school Georgia. Things are just getting started for Ryland, but he is exactly what Michigan wants at tight end, and will likely receive a lot of attention from Jim Harbaugh and staff.
Harry Miller Buford, GA (Buford) Offensive Tackle
Ht 6-4 Wt 310 CLASS OF 19
Another top recruit from Georgia visiting for the Michigan State game. This is another player Harbaugh would love to steal out of Kirby Smart’s backyard. Miller is high school teammates with Michigan commit Christian Turner.
Jaquaze Sorrells Largo, FL (Largo) Defensive End
Ht 6-3 Wt 256 CLASS OF 19
Sorrells has been committed to the Gators since before the start of his sophomore season. Michigan is doing its due diligence, trying to make up ground with the Florida recruit who I think will shoot up the rankings next summer.
Jaren Mangham Detroit, MI (Cass Technical) Running Back
Ht 6-1 Wt 212 CLASS OF 19
Mangham is the next solid running back prospect from Cass Tech. He is currently viewed as a heavy MSU lean, but that could change if he earns an offer from the Wolverines this Saturday.
Cameron Phillips Westerville, OH (Westerville Central) Wide Receiver
Ht 5-11 Wt 180 CLASS OF 19
Phillips is just starting to get notice, and he only holds a few midwest offers, such as Minnesota and Cincinnati. He may receive an offer at a later date as his high school career progresses, but if he gets an offer from the Buckeyes, forget about it.
Adam Berghorst Zeeland, MI (Zeeland East) Defensive End
Ht 6-7 Wt 245 CLASS OF 19
Torriano Richardson Oak Park, MI (Oak Park) Cornerback
Ht 5-10 Wt 173 CLASS OF 19
Enzo Jennings Oak Park, MI (Oak Park) Athlete
Ht 6-2 Wt 175 CLASS OF 20
Justin Rogers Oak Park, MI (Oak Park) Offensive Guard
Ht 6-3.5 Wt 265 CLASS OF 20
Rashawn Williams Detroit, MI (Martin Luther King) Wide Receiver
Ht 6-1 Wt 185 CLASS OF 20
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