Monday Recruitin' Would Dominate Freeze Tag

Monday Recruitin' Would Dominate Freeze Tag

Submitted by Ace on September 7th, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Speedy Eaglet Update

Yup, still want.

Commits Taking Visits

Three-star AL RB Kingston Davis has taken a couple visits since his Michigan commitment and plans to take at least one more, but his dad told Sam Webb his pledge is still solid, and there's vehicular-related evidence to back that up ($):

“We visited LSU and we visited Florida and he liked both spots,” Davis’ father Leroy said.  “Florida he liked more than he liked LSU I guess you could say.  His top three is Michigan Florida and LSU.  I think Louisville was #5 from what I remember. I think Nebraska was one of those schools.  So he wants to visit Nebraska.  He wants to visit Michigan, of course.  He is excited about Michigan’s game that is going to be played next Thursday.  We’re all going to be sitting down watching attentively to see what Coach Harbaugh and company are doing.  But he is still solid about where he wants to go to school.  He is bugging me now about a four-wheel drive vehicle.  Do you need a four-wheel drive in Michigan? (Laughter)

In case that doesn't assuage your fears, he added he "can't think of anything" when asked what it would take for his son to change his commitment before launching into a list of reasons why the whole family likes Michigan.

In other commit visit news that shouldn't be too concerning, four-star IN ATH Chris Evans plans to take an unofficial to Indiana, per 247's Steve Wiltfong ($). Evans says he's "still all Michigan." The day the Hoosiers flip a commit Michigan wants to keep will be the same day they have a good offense and a good defense simultanously.

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Future Blue Originals: Avon vs. Ben Davis

Future Blue Originals: Avon vs. Ben Davis

Submitted by Ace on August 31st, 2015 at 3:00 PM


Dave Nasternak/MGoBlog

We couldn't have picked a better first game to scout for this year's Future Blue Originals. Avon, led by Michigan QB commit Brandon Peters, went toe-to-toe with defending state champs Ben Davis, which featured Michigan ATH commit Chris Evans. Ben Davis came away with a 49-42 win after an eye-opening Evans touchdown and a long pick-six when Peters got drilled during the release.

Peters essentially was the Avon offense, completing 26 of 44 attempts for 381 yards (8.7 YPA) and four passing touchdowns while adding another score and a handful of decent scrambles on the ground; as you'll see, neither of his interceptions were his fault. Evans had a tough time finding room in the running game, gaining 36 yards on 17 carries, but he showed all you'd want to see from a future slot receiver on his late 50-yard touchdown.

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Friday Recruitin' Hits The Road

Friday Recruitin' Hits The Road

Submitted by Ace on August 28th, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Awwwwww

Well, that's adorable. Dave and I are on the road to Indianapolis at this very moment to watch Brandon Peters' Avon High play at Ben Davis High School, home of Chris Evans. We'll also be taking in Orchard Lake St. Mary's vs. Detroit Loyola, Detroit King vs. Warren De La Salle, and Detroit Cass Tech vs. Southfield at Wayne State on Saturday. That should provide plenty of material for next week's Future Blue Originals.

Since it's apparently Cute Pictures of Recruits week, Brandon Brown posted this photo of a young four-star King WR Donnie Corley at the Hall of Fame camp with Lloyd Carr, sent to him by Corley's father ($):

Corley's father also talked about his son's recruitment, saying Donnie "is building a great relationship" with the Michigan staff, and they're waiting to see how Harbaugh will utilize his wide receivers. While Michigan is gaining ground, they still have work to do; this week, Corley set his first official to Michigan State.

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Monday Recruitin' Finishes The Play

Monday Recruitin' Finishes The Play

Submitted by Ace on August 24th, 2015 at 2:17 PM

Mitchell, Upshur Set Decision Dates


Mitchell strikes a pose. [Photo: Press of Atlantic City]

Let's start with the probable good news before the probable bad news. Top-100 NJ WR Ahmir Mitchell tweeted yesterday that he'll announce his decision between Michigan and Ohio State on Thursday evening. Unless there's a major shift in his recruitment between now and then, Mitchell should end up with the good guys.

Four-star PA TE Naseir Upshur set his announcement for September 1st, and while Michigan is a finalist, all signs point to Florida State being the choice.

FOOTBALL IS HERE

VICIOUS VIC VIRAMONTES WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU, PUNY HIGH SCHOOL LINEBACKER, TO THE 2015 SEASON:

This was only a scrimmage, but ask #46 whether it felt like it counted.

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This Week's Obsession: Fruits of the Swarm

This Week's Obsession: Fruits of the Swarm

Submitted by Seth on June 22nd, 2015 at 12:02 PM

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At any moment Ace could be forced to write a post on any of them. [Rapai]

The Question:

Seth: Which of the recent camp commits (Metellus, Viramontes, McKeon, Weaver, Richardson, Dytarious, Evans, Enis) are you most excited about?

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Responses:

Alex Cook: I feel like I have to pick Dytarious Johnson here. First of all, his name is Dytarious, which puts him in the 99th percentile as far as awesome names go, and you can't really discount the value that brings. Secondly, he's rangy and he hits hard, the type of hits where the ball-carrier has no chance of gaining any yards after contact, but he's still able to run really well for a guy his size -- as far as modern-day back seven prospects go, you need to have guys that can hit and run, not just one or another. Harbaugh seems to be loading up on position-less guys who have really good physical skills and attributes, with the hope that he'll find a spot for them somewhere. Johnson will find a spot.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that he was also the prospect that created an epic freakout on Alabama's SB Nation site, Roll Bama Roll. Accusations of cheating is one (hilarious) thing, but saying that these camps aren't for the good of the kids is something that's somehow more ludicrous. Add in the latent suspicion that the only reason we support these camps is because Saban doesn't, and Dytarious's commitment has made more waves than any former 2* I can remember.

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David Nasternak: ​I will go with Victor Viramontes. It has become clear that Harbaugh is looking for ​generic football players, instead of more specialized skill-specific athletes. When you can play quarterback and linebacker, you are definitely just a football player! That appears to be what Viramontes can do...not to mention that he is also listed as a dual-threat QB (GT offer to play QB accentuates that). Which is a little insane (hmmmm, that sounds familiar).

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Viramontes was transported onto the planet SMSB Alpha 3, where an alien race made entirely of football coaches forced him to prove mankind's worthiness through a series of strenuous physical and mental tests. Captain Viramontes, of course, represented homo sapiens exquisitely.

After reading different reports on his abilities, it seems that Victor could end almost anywhere on the field. Obviously, he has some talents under center, played linebacker, even read about potential at safety, and given all of that -and his build- I wouldn't rule out some sort of 'blocky/catchy' sort of position. Maybe even in the Owen Marecic sort of role?

I think what excites me most about the whole Viramontes situation is that Harbaugh loves and craves players who are versatile and just want to find a way onto the field. In order to do this, an athlete must have quite the work ethic and a high football IQ...qualities that are reflective of Harbaugh himself. Also, knowledge of different positions paired with varied athletic skills gives the coaching staff flexibility in adding wrinkles to different play packages. Something else that is quint-essential Harbaugh.

Viramontes may blow up and become a star at some point which would obviously be ideal; however, it seems that his baseline is still a hard-working, versatile football dude who exemplifies the type of player that Harbaugh can mold into a team success.

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Hello: Chris Evans

Hello: Chris Evans

Submitted by Ace on June 6th, 2015 at 2:07 PM


Evans' Twitter handle: @Kidnplay_abc123 [Photo: 247]

Michigan has added their third commit of the week in Indianapolis (IN) Ben Davis ATH Chris Evans, who pledged to the Wolverines today after a title-winning day on the track, per 247's Steve Lorenz:

"Coach Harbaugh and all the coaching staff there, the connections they have, former NFL coaches." Evans said of what sealed the deal. "The feeling there at Michigan."

Evans told Harbaugh on Saturday afternoon, a day after winning a state championship in the 4x100.

"He told me congratulations, and then he spent 10 minutes talking to my mom on the phone. My mom likes everything about Michigan."

Evans is the ninth commit in the 2016 class, and while he's listed by most outlets as a running back, Sam Webb has repeatedly suggested Michigan is recruiting Evans as a slot receiver.

GURU RATINGS

Scout Rivals ESPN 247 247 Comp
4*, #9 RB,
#165 Ovr
3*, #47 ATH NR RB 4*, 90, #5 APB,
#292 Ovr
4*, #6 APB,
#280 Ovr

Evans' rankings are all over the map. Scout is the most bullish on him; as you'll see in the scouting section, Allen Trieu really likes his game. 247 bumped him up to four-star status this week; they'd previously had him as a high three-star. Meanwhile, Rivals has him well off the four-star mark—their last four-star athlete is 26th in the position rankings—and ESPN hasn't evaluated him at all. (They haven't even updated his offer sheet since early May.)

Scout, Rivals, and 247 all list Evans at either 5'10" or 5'11" and 180-195 pounds. ESPN has him at 6'0", 190. It's tough, based on differing camp reports, to figure out which figure is closest to accurate; regardless, he's got the look of a slot receiver or a change-of-pace back.

SCOUTING

Since I've already mentioned Trieu, here's his free evaluation of Evans from his Scout profile:

All-purpose back who could easily be a slot in college. Excellent hands and pass-catching ability. Very comfortable running routes. A smooth kid who glides through traffic. Has good, maybe not elite speed and can make cuts and moves while going full speed. He's elusive and does a great job of finding running lanes. Not necessarily built like a tailback and can still add more bulk to his frame. - Allen Trieu

Strengths

  • Balance
  • Cutback Ability
  • Hands

Areas to Improve

  • Size

Trieu is basing that on multiple viewings. He called Evans "criminally under-recruited" after the Core 6 Showcase in January, when Evans held only four offers and earned camp MVP honors. Trieu took it a step further after February's Best of the Midwest Combine, saying Evans "continue[d] to show he's one of the best, not only in the state, but in the Midwest and possibly the country," after he won positional MVP at running back. Trieu also saw Evans at last weekend's The Opening regional in Columbus:

Among the other running backs who stood out were Demario McCall, a lightning quick Ohio State commit who earned his invitation to The Opening. He's a slot and a return man at the next level in our estimation, but is elusive and fluid. The same can be said of Chris Evans, who juked some guys out of their socks and as usual, caught the football well

While Evans didn't win position MVP honors in that case, it was a loaded field that included three of the top-ranked backs in the country in Miles Sanders, Tavien Feaster, and McCall.

Evans hasn't just stood out to one person, of course. Rivals' Josh Helmholdt liked what he saw from Evans on both sides of the ball at February's Pylon 7-on-7 tournament, naming him the #7 overall performer ($):

Evans made his biggest impact on defense during Saturday's pool play, but he got into the action more on offense during Sunday's tournament play. In the first game of the day, he led Core 6 Indiana to a win by catching two touchdowns and a P.A.T. He caught one of the touchdowns on a fade route in the corner of the end zone, but his most impressive catch was on the point after. The 6-foot, 188-pound athlete also locked down a corner position for his defense and played very well there.

If Evans ends up on defense, he could play safety or cornerback.

247's Steve Wiltfong has also seen plenty of Evans on the camp circuit, and it's probably no coincidence 247 has him ranked higher than any other outlet save Scout. Wiltfong praised Evans' hands, ability in space, and even his blocking at the Best of the Midwest Combine. He said Evans "could not be checked" at a camp last December featuring several top Indiana prospects. Most recently, Wiltfong named Evans the top performer at Michigan's satellite camp in Indianapolis this week:

Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis four-star running back Chris Evans typically leaves the field he played on as the best player and the same goes for this day.

Evans has speed, evident in him making the state finals in the 100-meter dash among other events, but it’s how fluid he is that impresses. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound Evans is so smooth changing direction. He’s an impact guy on the next level at running back, receiver, cornerback or safety.

At this particular camp, Evans was a cut above the rest through running back agility drills and in 1-on-1s it was easy for him to abuse the linebackers on the field. He’s sure-handed. Perhaps Evans best trait is his love for the game. If there is a football in the air, he’s typically performing at that particular camp.

It's a little surprising Evans hasn't received more attention. Ben Davis is a powerhouse program that won the state title last year, and Evans was a huge part of that, rushing for 131 yards and a score in the championship game after coming up big time and again earlier in the playoffs. The recruiting analysts who have taken the time to evaluate him, at least, really seem to like what they see.

OFFERS

Evans held offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, and a decent chunk of the MAC. 247 notes interest, but no offer, from Nebraska, Ohio State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.

HIGH SCHOOL

As stated earlier, Indianapolis Ben Davis is one of the top programs in Indiana. Some notable recent recruits to hail from the school include former Minnesota QB/WR MarQueis Gray, former Michigan State S Isaiah Lewis, current Indiana standout S Antonio Allen, and incoming Notre Dame freshman LB Asmar Bilal.

STATS

According to 247, Evans rushed for 1249 yards and 18 touchdowns on 185 attempts (6.8 YPC) and caught 51 passes for an additional 676 yards (13.3 YPC) and ten scores as a junior. He also made a solid impact as a sophomore, with 970 yards of offense and 12 combined touchdowns.

FAKE 40 TIME

Davis certainly has speed, evidenced by his 11.05 100-meter dash time, but he's not considered elite in that category, so his listed 4.4 gets four FAKEs out of five.

VIDEO

Junior highlights:

Sophomore highlights and single-game reels can be found on his Hudl page.

PREDICTION BASED ON FLIMSY EVIDENCE

Evans looks to be ticketed for the slot, which is where he fits best both as a prospect and within Michigan's class. The Wolverines don't have a ton of depth there unless Brian Cole ends up in the slot. If Cole stays on the outside, Michigan will only have senior DaMario Jones, juniors Ross Taylor-Douglas (if the positional nomad sticks there) and Freddy Canteen, and sophomore/RS freshman Grant Perry on the roster when Evans arrives on campus.

Evans could potentially compete for playing time in the slot and on special teams immediately; a more realistic scenario may involve a redshirt and apprenticeship behind Canteen before battling for a spot with Perry.

As has become the norm with Harbaugh recruits, Evans has positional flexibility; he could also end up at running back, cornerback, or safety.

UPSHOT FOR THE REST OF THE CLASS

Michigan has quickly worked their way up to nine commits in the class. The situation hasn't changed much since Kiante Enis committed earlier this week:

It's still far too early to take a stab at the final numbers for this class; it's clear the coaches are eyeing a class in the neighborhood of 20-25 prospects, which would require a decent but not unreasonable amount of attrition before Signing Day. Wide receiver, tight end, offensive line, defensive tackle, defensive end, outside linebacker, and—depending on where Enis and maybe Evans end up—defensive back remain areas of need.

Michigan entered the week at 35th nationally on the 247 Composite team rankings. After adding Michael Onwenu, Enis, and Evans, they've shot up to 20th.

Friday Recruitin' Goes Shirtless

Friday Recruitin' Goes Shirtless

Submitted by Ace on June 5th, 2015 at 2:02 PM

Summer of Harbaugh, Commence

Michigan's nine-day, ten-camp tour kicked off yesterday in Indianapolis, where Jim Harbaugh, sweatshirt tucked into khakis, instructed a group of campers that included quarterback commit Brandon Peters and RB/ATH targets Kiante Enis and Chris Evans. Here is what some of that instruction looked like, via MLive; you're going to want to pay close attention starting around the :30 mark:

Nick Baumgardner has an excellent recap of the day, which also features an amazing photo of Harbaugh and Peters. 247's Steve Wiltfong focused more on the evaluation side of things, and his look at the top performer from the camp may feature on this site again quite soon:

Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis four-star running back Chris Evans typically leaves the field he played on as the best player and the same goes for this day.

Evans has speed, evident in him making the state finals in the 100-meter dash among other events, but it’s how fluid he is that impresses. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound Evans is so smooth changing direction. He’s an impact guy on the next level at running back, receiver, cornerback or safety.

At this particular camp, Evans was a cut above the rest through running back agility drills and in 1-on-1s it was easy for him to abuse the linebackers on the field. He’s sure-handed. Perhaps Evans best trait is his love for the game. If there is a football in the air, he’s typically performing at that particular camp.

Evans has confirmed to both Rivals and 247 that he'll announce on Saturday. Sam Webb indicates Michigan is recruiting him as a slot receiver, and Evans didn't hide his intentions much when talking about his upcoming decision with The Wolverine's Chris Balas ($):

Evans confirmed that he plans to announce Saturday now rather than wait, and though he wouldn't give a list, he did say Michigan was high on his list. 

"Academics," he said when asked the best part about his trip. "They were a big hit on academics first. Everything centered around that and what you do with that. That's the biggest part."

He said tradition and comfort level with the program and coaches would be the deciding factors in his decision, and it's clear U-M has emerged as a serious threat.

It'll be a surprise if Evans isn't a Wolverine this weekend.

Meanwhile, I've buried the lede: Michigan's first satellite camp immediately produced a commitment in Kiante Enis. There's a whole lot more on him in yesterday's Hello post. Since that went up, he clarified his positional future—somewhat, at least—to Scout's Anna Hickey ($):

Enis projects as an athlete at Michigan.

"They had me with the running backs today," Enis said. "I know they said come in as a running back first, and then receiver second and after that secondary."

After watching his film again, I think safety may represent Enis' best chance of seeing the field quickly, not only because of the depth on Michigan's roster, but his closing speed and willingness to lay a hit. That said, it could be hard to keep the ball out of his hands; I also liked his patience as a runner, which may help him stick at RB even though he doesn't fit the burly mold of a quintessential Harbaugh back.

Now the coaches are already on to camp the second, this one in Prattville, Alabama, home of incoming freshman Keith Washington and 2016 commit Kingston Davis. Davis gave Wolverine247 an update on his commitment status ($):

Since his commitment to Michigan, Davis has seen two major SEC offers from LSU and Florida. While a visit to LSU fell through last weekend, his current plan is to see both of those schools. He has no current plans as of now to return to Ann Arbor until the fall for an official visit. However, he maintains his commitment to the Wolverines.

"My commitment is solid," he said. "It would take something major for me to reconsider. There'd have to be a chance for a great education and a great opportunity to play early that would be better than what Michigan has to offer."

The good news is with the attention he's getting, I doubt Davis will remain a three-star for long; the flip side is Michigan will have to fend off some top programs, though if they can afford attrition from this class, it's at running back.

The highest-rated prospect at the Prattville camp, five-star AL SDE Marlon Davidson, is planning to make his way to Ann Arbor soon:

Getting Davidson on campus would be huge, though he's an Auburn legacy who most expect will end up there.

IMPORTANT, LATE-BREAKING HARBAUGH UPDATES:

GONNA BE A GREAT DAY. A GREAT WEEK. A GREAT MONTH. AND A GREAT YEAR.

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Monday Recruitin' Leads Campus Tour

Monday Recruitin' Leads Campus Tour

Submitted by Ace on June 1st, 2015 at 1:19 PM

I May Have ~60 Tabs Open For, Oh, No Reason

Michigan's big recruiting weekend hasn't produced a commitment yet, but given the very positive reactions from several visitors, it appears to only be a matter of time.

In the case of four-star IN APB Chris Evans, who added an offer shortly after departing Ann Arbor, that time is coming soon. Evans will announce his decision on Saturday, and these tea leaves aren't hard to read—he told 247's Steve Wiltfong that Michigan leads following his weekend visit ($). Evans has been offered as an athlete; the shifty running back could also play in the slot or end up at defensive back. Harbaugh loves recruiting athletes who can play multiple positions, and Evans fits that mold.

Three-star Indiana speedster Kiante Enis is in a very similar situation. Like Evans, he could wind up at running back, slot, or defensive back. Also like Evans, he's a solid bet to wind up in Ann Arbor after a great visit experience, per Wiltfong ($):

Michigan may be hard to beat as the process continues.

“They pretty much shot to the top,” Enis said.

That Michigan offered Evans despite Enis (who already held an offer) giving off potential commitment vibes indicates the coaches would take both; Steve Lorenz has said as much in comments at 247. That makes the backfield class look awfully crowded, but positional flexibility is key. As was his style at Stanford, Harbaugh seems more intent on landing the type of athletes he wants, then sorting out the specifics once they get on campus.

The other prospect who some thought could drop in the near future is three-star Paramus Catholic WR Donald Stewart, who visited campus for the first time and got plenty of attention from the coaching staff, per The Wolverine's Tim Sullivan ($):

"The best part of the visit was being able to interact with the players, and also to interact with all the coaches. Every single coach from the staff talked to my parents and me, that was a great experience. I think that was the best part. Another part was how Coach Harbaugh told my parents how it's OK for parents to come to all the practices, come to all the home games: they're welcome on the field up until the game starts."

Sullivan mentions a decision won't come until later in the summer, but Michigan entered the weekend as Stewart's leader and it doesn't look like that will change unless another school blows him away—he plans to visit Northwestern and Vanderbilt this month before cutting his list.

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Recruitin' Mailbag: Visits Vs. On-Field Performance, Offer Types, Position Group Needs

Recruitin' Mailbag: Visits Vs. On-Field Performance, Offer Types, Position Group Needs

Submitted by Ace on May 29th, 2015 at 2:02 PM

NOTE: Michigan baseball plays their NCAA Tournament opener against Bradley starting RIGHT NOW. You can watch it on ESPN3.


Harbaugh is a draw, but recruits will need to see results. [Eric Upchurch/MGoBlog]

As Michigan heads into a big visit weekend before what should be an eventful month of June, when the coaches make their satellite camp tour, it's a good time for a recruiting mailbag. No need for a preamble; let's get straight to the questions.

This will depend on the prospect to a certain extent. For recruits focused more on relationships with coaches, facilities, academic support, and the like, on-campus visits should be the primary way Michigan pushes for a commitment. For recruits intent on competing for conference and national titles, Michigan is going to have to show some progress this season before they haul in guys hell-bent on collecting rings.

That's oversimplifying matters, of course; recruits rarely commit to a school without a great on-campus visit experience, and winning is going to help no matter what. After the way last year's recruiting deteriorated along with the team's performance, however, it's safe to say on-field results will be more important this year for recruiting than a normal year. (Whatever that is.) Jim Harbaugh's reputation may precede him, but the program has been down for long enough that a lot of top prospects—especially from outside the region—are going to want to see the Wolverines take a step forward before making a four- or five-year commitment.

[Hit THE JUMP for a comparison of Harbaugh's offer approach to Hoke's, the position group in need of a solid '16 haul, and a guess or two at M's next commitment.]

Thursday Recruitin' Considers Safety Measures

Thursday Recruitin' Considers Safety Measures

Submitted by Ace on May 28th, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Big Visit Weekend Ahead

Michigan is set to host a solid group of targets this weekend. Before getting to the full list, let's check in with three-star NJ OT Will Fries, who wrapped up a two-day visit yesterday and gave his reaction to 247's Clint Brewster ($):

"It was amazing I had great time," Fries told Wolverine247.

Is Michigan in Fries' top group now following the visit?

"Yes, they are."

Excellent.

The list of weekend visitors comes courtesy of reports from The Wolverine's Tim Sullivan($) and 247's Steve Lorenz($), unless otherwise noted. While there isn't a full-blown "buckle up" situation heading into the weekend, it's worth keeping an eye on a couple of these prospects:

  • Five-star WI OT Ben Bredeson will be on campus all weekend, and this is a hugely important visit for Michigan, as this is likely his last trip to Ann Arbor before he makes a decision in early June. The Wolverines are in a top four along with Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and Ohio State; the Badgers appear to be M's chief competition.
  • Four-star Farmington Hills Harrison DE Khalid Kareem told TomVH he'll take a weekend visit. Kareem has been a steady presence on campus since Jim Harbaugh arrived, but Michigan has plenty of competition from the likes of Alabama, Michigan State, and Notre Dame.
  • Four-star IN WR Austin Mack will be in Ann Arbor on Saturday, a visit sandwiched between trips to Notre Dame and Ohio State this weekend, per 247's Bill Kurelic ($). Mack is expected to end up with the Buckeyes when he announces his decision on June 7th.
  • Three-star ATH Kiante Enis and four-star all-purpose back Chris Evans will both make the trip from Indiana. Enis, a running back who could play a number of positions, already holds an offer. Evans doesn't, but he's expected to add one this weekend, and if he does there are rumblings of a potential commitment—his Crystal Ball immediately added several Michigan predictions after the visit was announced.
  • Three-star Paramus (NJ) Catholic WR Donald Stewart already has Michigan at the top of his list heading into his first campus visit. Lorenz reports that while a commitment isn't expected to occur this weekend, one could come shortly thereafter.
  • Three-star MN ATH JD Spielman is still getting his football recruitment off the ground after committing to Ohio State to play lacrosse. He's expected to choose football at the next level, and Michigan was one of his first offers for the gridiron.
  • 2017 four-star QB Dylan McCaffrey and 2017 in-state DE Corey Malone-Hatcher will be in Ann Arbor, as well. Malone-Hatcher is visiting this weekend since he has a conflict preventing him from attending next Tuesday's in-state Junior Day, when the other seven in-state rising juniors offered by Michigan will all be on campus.
  • 2016 commits Brandon Peters and Matt Falcon will assuredly have their recruiting hats on. Peters, especially, could help convince his fellow Hoosier State prospects to join up.

There's a notable omission: Four-star IN DE Auston Robertson previously planned to visit with Austin Mack, but his mother told 247's Steve Wiltfong that he'll be at Notre Dame on Saturday ($). Robertson is considered a Michigan State lean, and with his decision coming up on June 7th, Michigan's chances are slim at best without getting a final chance to impress him.

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