Though Michigan may have struggled to make up ground and land a large group of Great Lakes State players in the last two classes, the staff has expanded their reach with their additional time on the recruiting trail. Though they may still only sign a handful of the state’s best, the staff is putting it’s best foot forward early on.
That includes hosting the top players in the state early on and I was able to confirm some of those players who are expected to be on campus this spring:
2017 commit OL JaRaymond Hall
Hall has been committed since the fall and will make, what seems like, his 20th visit to campus for the Spring Game on April 1st.
2017 DT/OG Phillip Paea
Paea looked like he was one of the most likely in-state recruits in the class that would leave the state for his college ball. However, his visit earlier this spring and growing relationship with new recruiting coordinator Tony Tuioti has Michigan in good position early on. This spring game visit could really help UM moving forward.
2017 ATH Scotty Nelson
Nelson visited Michigan soon after receiving his offer from the staff and will make a return visit for a spring practice and “possibly” the spring game. At this point, his childhood favorite, Michigan State, looks to be the odds on favorite though the UM staff and several others will try to sway him away from the Spartans.
2019 LB Tyrece Woods
Woods is a name to remember in the 2019 class out of Detroit King. He’s visited several times in the past and let me know he’s planning on visiting Michigan a couple times this spring.
There will be a long list of in-state and out-of-state visiting this spring and I’ll be putting together more lists throughout. So, make sure to stay tuned by Subscribing to the email list at the top of the right side bar!
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