The Game is always a spectacle, especially when both teams are highly ranked and a trip to the Big Ten Championship game could possibly be on the line (as long as Penn State can upset Michigan State). Add in it being at the Big House and it was obvious to expect a big recruiting visit but after putting together the list, it will be the biggest visit of the 2015 season.
Looking at who’s on the list, I wouldn’t be shocked to see at least one commitment during/soon after the visit. Check out all of the names (so far) that are expected to visit Michigan for the Ohio State game on Saturday:
RB Kingston Davis
Per Wolverine247, Davis will be taking his official visit to Michigan along with multiple teammates, including fellow 2016 commit LB Dytarious Johnson.
OG Terrance Davis
I was able to confirm Davis’ official visit this weekend. This one could be huge as Michigan’s been the known favorite since the spring so it’ll be interesting to see if the staff can possibly land his commitment on/soon after the trip.
LB Dontavious Jackson
Per Wolverine247 Steve Lorenz, Jackson will be taking his official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend with teammate Chris Brown. This is another big time visit as both look to be legit options for the 2016 class, especially Jackson who is at a big time position of need.
CB Chris Brown
See above. This visit will be interesting as Michigan is in great shape with several defensive backs remaining on the board. He was very high on UM after his spring game visit so I believe this official could push the Wolverine to/near the top of his list once again.
WR Keyshawn Young
Per SleeperAthletes, Young will make his official visit to Michigan this weekend and like several other top 2016 visitors, this could be big time. He’s expected to make his decision in early December but I wouldn’t be shocked at all if the staff looked to land his commitment during the trip.
ATH Mecole Hardman Jr
Per Wolverin247’s Steve Lorenz, the nation’s top athlete will be officially visiting Michigan this weekend. While he’s a long shot to be a part of this class, this visit is huge. Hardman is a player that could be very similar to Jabrill Peppers (three way star) and the staff will likely roll out the red carpet for him to try and sway him up north.
WR Velus Jones
Per The Wolverines’ Brandon Brown, the USC commit will make an official visit to Michigan this weekend just a short time after receiving his offer from UM. This will be an interesting visit to watch with the coaching questions at USC.
DT Jordan Elliott
Wolverine247 was able to confirm that Elliott would indeed be making his official visit this weekend. It wasn’t known if he’d take it this weekend or in mid-December but this is potentially big. Michigan is said to be the leader here and could really put a stranglehold on his recruitment with a great visit.
OLB Jeffrey McCulloch
McCulloch was expected to visit and then was not expected and now will indeed be in Ann Arbor with his parents for an official visit, per multiple reports. While he looks like a long shot, he was the staff’s top target when they started visiting 2016 recruits after taking over which means they have a good relationship. If they can show off what UM can do for his football and educational career, they may be able to make the final (hat) table.
- QB/ATH Victor Viramontes
- OT Erik Swenson
- ATH Chris Evans
- WR Ahmir Mitchell
- WR Brad Hawkins
- DE Ron Johnson
- LB Dytarious Johnson (Per Wolverine247’s Steve Lorenz)
- WR/TE Simeon Smith
- RB Kurt Taylor
- CB Benjamin St-Juste
- TE Carter Dunaway (Per Wolverine247’s Steve Lorenz)
2016 DL Keyshon Camp
Per Wolverine247’s Steve Lorenz, Camp will make unofficial return trip to Michigan this weekend.
2016 K Quinn Nordin
Per Wolverine247, Nordin is expected to be in Ann Arbor for yet another visit. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with him and his possible spot in the class.
2016 CB Lavert Hill
Multiple places have reported that Hill will be making another visit to Michigan. If he does indeed make it, I wouldn’t completely rule out a flip from Penn State.
2016 WR Donnie Corley
Per 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong, Corley will be visiting Michigan on Saturday instead of visiting Michigan State, like was previously reported. That’s somewhat significant with him making his decision on December 8th.
2016 ATH Armani Posey
Posey let me know that he’ll also be making the trip to Ann Arbor for the game just a day after throwing 5 TDs in the state championship game.
2017 RB Anthony McFarland
Per The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb, McFarland will be making his way to Michigan this weekend. It’s likely that he’ll be coming with teammate OG Terrance Davis, who will be making his official visit.
2017 LB Corey Malone-Hatcher
Coach Malone, Corey’s dad, was able to confirm that they will be making another trip to Ann Arbor for the game.
2017 RB/ATH Allen Stritzinger
Stritzinger let me know that he will also be visiting Michigan yet again for the OSU game.
2017 OL Cesar Ruiz
Ruiz let me know he’ll be making the visit to Michigan along with three New Jersey UM commits, Brad Hawkins, Ron Johnson and Ahmir Mitchell.
2017 DT Fred Hansard
Hansard let me know that he’ll be making the trip to Michigan on Saturday with his dad and teammate.
2017 OT JaRaymond Hall
Hall confirmed to me that he’ll be making yet another trip to Ann Arbor for the game this weekend.
2017 ATH Collin Smith
Smith landed an offer from Michigan in September and will now be making his first trip to Ann Arbor to see the Wolverines in person. This could be another visitor to watch closely.
2017 QB Kasim Hill
Hill tweeted that he was one his way to Ann Arbor for an unofficial visit on Friday.
2017 WR Nico Collins
Per Wolverine247’s Steve Lorenz, Collins will be making his first visit to UM on Saturday. He looks to be one of the top targets overall on the 2017 board so expect the staff to try and really put on a show for him and his family, who Lorenz has said are full of Wolverines fans.
2017 WR Tarik Black
Per Wolverine247’s Steve Lorenz, Black is another top 2017 wide receiver target and will also be making a trip to Michigan this weekend. I believe UM could become the favorite here moving forward with a great visit.
2017 RB Chase Hayden
Per The Wolverine crew, Hayden will make his way to Ann Arbor for an unofficial visit. Like Black, UM could become the favorite moving forward with a great visit.
2017 CB Deangelo Gibbs
Per his interview with Wolverine247’s Steve Lorenz, the five star junior is “probably” visiting for the Ohio State game. This visit could go a long way as he’s one of the best players in the class and happens to be friends with 2017 commit RB Kurt Taylor.
2017 ATH Deejay Dallas
Per Wolverine247’s Steve Lorenz, the newly offered junior and current Georgia commit is “likely” to make his first visit to Michigan.
2017 DE Joshua Kaindoh
According to The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb, the five star defensive end out of IMG Academy will be on hand for the OSU game.
2017 LB Sterling Jones
Jones tweeted out his plans on Tuesday night to visit for the game on Saturday.
2017 LB Drew Singleton
It’s not confirmed but 2018 QB Allan Walters told me that Singleton may visit Michigan this weekend with him. EDIT: According to both Steve Lorenz and Sam Webb, Singleton will indeed be making the trip.
2017 LB Derrick Hubbard
Hubbard confirmed to me that he will be making the short trip over to the Big House for the game on Saturday.
2017 LB Jaquan Henderson
Per RecruitGeorgia, Henderson and JJ Holoman will be traveling with 2017 commit RB Kurt Taylor up to Ann Arbor.
2017 ATH JJ Holoman
2017 ATH CJ Turner
Turner let me know he’ll be traveling from New York to Michigan for the game with his family.
2018 QB Allan Walters
As mentioned above, Walters will be making an unofficial visit for the OSU game this weekend. He’s had this visit set for awhile now and is a name to watch during the visit as UM could take a commanding lead in his recruitment with another great trip.
2018 LB Bartek Rybka
Rybka let me know that he’s expecting to visit Michigan for the Ohio State game with fellow 2018 New Jersey targets and offered recruits, Jayson and Justin Ademilola.
2018 LB Jayson Ademilola
2018 ATH Justin Ademilola
2018 ATH Cam Taylor
Taylor let me know that he’ll be joining 2016 commits and current teammates RB Kingston Davis and LB Dytarious Johnson on the visit to Michigan this weekend.
2018 OL Emil Ekiyor
Ekiyor has held an offer from Michigan for months and let me know that he’ll “probably” be making another trip to Ann Arbor for the Ohio State game.
2018 TE Zach Kuntz
Per Wolverine247’s Steve Lorenz, Kuntz will be making the trip to Ann Arbor for the game. This is a potentially big time trip as he is one of the top players and tight end’s in the class.
2018 OG/NT Marquan McCall
McCall let me know that he’ll be making another visit this year to Michigan, likely along with teammate 2017 OT JaRaymond Hall.
2018 DE Micah Parsons
Per The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb, the five star defensive end is slated to be in Ann Arbor on Saturday.
2018 OT Antwan Reed
2018 OT Jackson Carman
Per Wolverine247’s Steve Lorenz, Carman will make the trip up north for the OSU game.
There will be plenty of other recruits visiting Michigan this weekend. I’ll be adding them to the list as soon as possible so make sure you stay tuned.
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