Look Who’s Visiting Now: 2018 (Canceled) Michigan Spring Game

Though Mother Nature didn’t want to lend a helping hand, Michigan is still hosting a very nice group of official and unofficial recruiting visitors this weekend in mid-April. That includes some of the top players and targets in the country, two of which are the #1 and #3 ranked players in Ohio, on the same day as the Ohio State spring game (which was played because it’s possible for Ann Arbor and Columbus to have different weather on the same day, Albert). That’s clearly a huge, and much needed win for the Wolverines there.

Could a commitment come out of the weekend as well? According to TMI’s Sam Webb, it’s not out of the realm of possibility ($).

Check out which 2019 official and unofficial visitors, and 2020 recruits Michigan is hosting this weekend for the cancelled 2018 Spring Game:

Official Visitors 

  • 2019 QB Cade McNamara – COMMITTED
    • Four star, #318 overall, #10 Pro-QB, #1 in Nevada
  • 2019 CB Te’Cory Couch
    • Four star, #292 overall, #27 ATH, #46 in Florida
  • 2019 WR John Dunmore
    • Four star, #125 overall, #22 WR, #19 in Florida
  • 2019 S Keontra Smith
    • Four star, #209 overall, #13 S, #31 in Florida

Unofficial Visitors

  • 2019 OL Nolan Rumler
    • Four star, #95 overall, #4 OG, #3 in Ohio
  • 2019 DE Zach Harrison
    • Five star, #3 overall, #2 DE, #1 in Ohio
  • 2019 OT Xavier Truss
    • Four star, #98 overall, #13 OT, #1 in Rhode Island
  • 2019 OG Karsen Barnhart
    • Three star, #431 overall, #45 OT, #12 in Michigan
  • 2019 ATH Luke McCaffrey
    • Three star, #424 overall, #43 ATH, #2 in Colorado
  • 2019 TE Luke Deal
    • Three star, #492 overall, #19 TE, #5 in South Carolina
  • 2019 S Kyle Hamilton
    • Three star, #976 overall, #77 S, #96 in Georgia
  • 2019 OL Zach Carpenter
    • Three star, #469 overall, #17 OG, #16 in Ohio
  • 2019 CB Adonis Otey
    • Four star, #312 overall, #29 CB, #15 in Tennessee
  • 2019 WR John Metchie
    • Four star, #233 overall, #39 WR, #5 in Maryland
  • 2019 TE Sam Snyder 
    • Not Ranked
  • 2020 OG Justin Rogers
    • Four star, #54 overall, #2 OG, #1 in Michigan

Sources: Twitter, TMI’s Sam Webb, The Wolverine’s Evan Petzold and Brandon Brown ($)

There are several names on that list that I believe Michigan could end up making a big move for this weekend. The Crystal Balls have already started coming in for Te’Cory Couch to flip from Tennessee while Karsen Barnhart has been trending towards the Wolverines for quite sometime. Zach Harrison is obviously tough to call this early but his decision to head to Ann Arbor and not Columbus during the competing Spring Game weekends is pretty big. Xavier Truss is also a name to watch with Michigan badly in need of offensive tackles and him being from the same school as DE Kwity Paye.

Other names I think UM will make a move with are Luke Deal, Kyle Hamilton, John Dunmore and Keontra Smith (committed to Kentucky), and continue to get back into the race with Justin Rogers, who also went to Michigan over favorite OSU.

Michigan is also hosting a bunch of the 2018 signees, including Julius Welschof, Jalen Mayfield, Mustapha Muhammad and Christian Turner.

Will Michigan land a commitment this weekend? Which of the visiting recruits is a “must get” for Michigan? Let us know in the comment section below!

Photo Credit: MaxPreps

Garrett Fishaw