Though the only 2018 recruits on campus this week were signees, the staff hosted a very nice group of top targets in the 2019 class and the staff’s top transfer target left on the market.
Check out who made it to Michigan this weekend for a recruiting visit:
2018 TE Mustapha Muhammad
Muhammad signed in December and is one of the staff’s best gets in this class. With the Under Armour All-American game behind him, he finally got the chance to officially visit Ann Arbor and don his future colors:
What y’all think??? 👀 pic.twitter.com/jQ9rUwFQMy
— 〽️ustapha (@MustaphaM_) January 27, 2018
Rice OT Calvin Anderson
One of the top targets left on the 2018 board, Anderson is a big need for Michigan. Outside of Shea Patterson’s eligibility, the offensive tackle position is the biggest question mark heading into the spring and summer. The Rice tackle could really help clear that up. Michigan’s staff has made multiple visits to see him already but this on-campus visit will be the staff’s best chance to win him over.
2019 TE Hudson Henry
Henry looks to have rocketed up to the top of the staff’s tight end board. And thanks to the hire of S&C coach Ben Herbert and his first visit to campus this weekend, Michigan looks like it may be in-state Arkansas’ biggest competition. This is a recruitment to watch moving forward, especially with things looking unlikely to happen with fellow tight end target Ryland Goede.
— Hudson Henry (@hudsonhenry84) January 27, 2018
2019 RB John Emery
Emery is one of the top ranked running backs in the class and, according to TMI’s Steve Lorenz, he’s a main target for the Michigan coaching staff ($). That pursuit clearly was well received as he quickly set up the visit for this weekend. And looked to have a great time visiting campus and rocking the wings:
Loving the look✊🏽〽️ pic.twitter.com/80QqKrkdrf
— John Emery (@Emery4____) January 27, 2018
2019 DE Michael Fletcher
Fletcher is one of the fastest rising in-state recruits in the 2019 class. Out of Flint, the multi-sport standout flashed his athleticism and length throughout the fall and it helped him receive an offer during his visit to campus this weekend. We’ll see if it’ll sway the momentum from the Spartans to the Wolverines. My guess, it’s already happened. I won’t be surprised to see some Crystal Ball flips coming in soon.
BLESSED to receive an offer from THE University of Michigan! 💛💙 pic.twitter.com/vK3NPfJnVs
— Michael Fletcher (@bigmike810_) January 27, 2018
2019 DE Adam Berghorst
Another in-state 2019 defensive end that has the natural size and junior tape that the staff clearly loved. He was another visiting recruit to receive an in-person offer from Jim Harbaugh this weekend. And, just like Fletcher, I believe the offer, and a push from the staff, could flip the momentum quickly from MSU to UM, especially with off the field issues starting to weigh on recruit’s decisions.
Very blessed to receive an offer from The University Of Michigan!〽️ pic.twitter.com/ltgwmgnIdV
— Adam Berghorst (@adam_berghorst) January 27, 2018
2019 OL Karsen Barnhart
Keeping the theme going, Barnhart is yet another in-state junior that has multiple Michigan State Crystal Ball predictions and received an offer from the coaching staff while on campus this weekend. He’s a guy to pay attention to moving forward as the staff clearly likes what they see from the versatile lineman.
— Karsen Barnhart (@k_ballin__) January 27, 2018
2019 OT Devontae Dobbs
According to TMI’s Sam Webb, Dobbs is visiting Ann Arbor this weekend alongside a couple of his high school teammates ($). It’s no secret that Michigan has a ton of ground to make up with the top ranked player in the state. Michigan State looks to be the clear favorite here thanks to the lack of pursuit from the UM staff. But with changes on the staff and push, Michigan looks to still have a chance. We’ll see how the new attention and off-the-field issues in East Lansing effect his recruitment.
Thank you @UMichFootball @CoachJim4UM @CoachPepHam @UMichMagee for having us in AA and showing us the amazing new workout facility. Great Staff and Incredible University. #GoBlue #GoTigers pic.twitter.com/dDRNIa3Gls
— Coach Rami (@coach_rami_bhs) January 28, 2018
Photo Credit: Gary Coronado, Houston Chronicle