For every big time program in the country, the annual spring game brings new hope and excitement to the football field. It also normally brings a large contingency of recruits to town to see how the team looks on the game field. And for Michigan, it will be no different.
The new coaching staff will be hosting several top in-state and out of state 2016 and 2017 recruits with the hopes to show off the program and the direction it’s heading. It’s something that just about every recruit has been waiting to see before making a final decision on the Wolverines, and I believe most will walk away extremely impressed.
Add in the excitement around the program and the atmosphere and I believe Michigan will be reeling a nice haul of commitments by the end of the spring game visit.
Here are my top candidates to pull the trigger and commit on their 2015 Michigan spring game visit:
FB David Reese
– Like his teammate and fellow Louisville commit, Dez Fitzpatrick, as soon as Reese was offered by Harbaugh, everyone expected a flip and commitment. Well, it looks like there’s a very good chance that happens at the spring game (he could be the first one to fall).
– Probability: 80%
Peters is looks to be the top quarterback left on the board and I believe the staff may push a little bit for a commitment. The class needs its quarterback and it’s been rumored he could possibly commit on his visit. If Harbaugh asks him straight up if he wants to be his first class’ quarterback, I can’t imagine him saying no.
– Probability: 75%
– Ever since the in-state star receiver landed his Michigan offer, most, including myself, were waiting for him to flip his commitment from Louisville. However, he’s taken his time to get a good feel for the coaches and program under Harbaugh. Well, I believe that evaluation may be over after speaking to a close source. Add in Reese’s possible flip and I think Michigan will add the Farmington duo at the spring game.
– Probability: 65%
Davis is heading to Ann Arbor with teammate and 2015 signee Keith Washington. And even though it’s his first visit, I believe there’s a chance he pulls the trigger. According to an interview with The Wolverine’s Tim Sullivan, Davis is really big on academics and seems to be very high on Michigan ($). It’s not a sure thing at all but I wouldn’t rule it out thanks to his good friend and future Wolverine being with him and persuading him all weekend.
– Probability: 15%
Onwenu is making his 3rd trip to Ann Arbor since Harbaugh took over and looks to really be favoring Michigan at the moment. If a couple in-state commitments happen, it could sway the Cass Tech star into a decision at the game or soon after.
– Probability: 10%
2017 LB Josh Ross
The younger brother of current Michigan linebacker James Ross (hurt for the spring game) is one of the top players in the state and linebackers in the country. And while it’s still very early, he’s been rumored to favor the Wolverines since the beginning and he’s as good candidate for the first member of the 2017 class.
– Probability: 10%
2017 DE/OLB Corey Malone-Hatcher
CMH is a top target on the board for several big programs, including the in-state favorites, Michigan. He’s visited Ann Arbor several times and looks to be really liking Harbaugh’s Wolverines. It would be a huge shocker, but, like Ross, he’s a good candidate for the first member of the 2017 class.
– Probability: 10%
By the end of the 4th, I believe there’s a good chance Harbaugh picks up at least three commitments. So make sure to keep an eye on MGoFish on Twitter while you’re watching the spring game.
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