To pretty much wrap up the visits for the 2018 recruiting cycle, Michigan is welcoming its biggest target left on the board, a couple commits and an in-state riser that looks likely to end up choosing the Wolverines prior to National Signing Day on February 7th.
Check out who’s visiting Michigan this weekend:
LB Otis Reese
The biggest target on the board, Reese can (somewhat) make or break this recruiting class. He’s a player that I believe could come in immediately and make a big impact as a backup Viper in Don Brown’s defense. And it even though there was a lot of buzz and momentum for Georgia over the last 4+ months, the longest tenured commit in the class looks like he’ll end up sticking with his original decision. It’s not a lock but the visit prior to signing on NSD and the recent momentum swing have things looking as good as they had for months.
WR Ronnie Bell
Bell was easily the most surprising commit in this class after flipping from a basketball recruit to a football recruit in December. Now he’ll finally get the chance to visit his future school as he makes his official visit to Ann Arbor.
OT Ryan Hayes
While Bell is the most surprising commit, Hayes is by far the quietest. Since he committed to Michigan back in May, he’s almost been a forgotten member of this class because of him shutting down his recruitment, not making any visits and hardly doing any interviews. He showed out during his senior year and now, according to The Wolverine’s Brandon Brown ($), will finally get the chance to make his official visit to town.
DB Vincent Gray
Gray was another rising prospect that the staff offered late in the cycle. And though he’s a three star, he’s clearly a guy the staff would like in this class. He’s been targeted by several other Power 5 programs but the local team’s offer looks like it’ll be too much to turn down. This visit should pretty much solidify that decision. I won’t be surprised to see the Rochester Adams product announce something during/soon after the trip.
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