Saturday’s match up against Penn State will very likely go over 110,000 in attendance. And that number will be a little higher thanks to very nice expected visitors list, which happens to be the best group of visitors of the young season. The list includes the top two receivers on the staff’s board and several future recruits that Michigan looks to be in very good shape with.
Check out the full list of recruiting visitors:
- S J’Marick Woods (per TMI’s Sam Webb)
- OT Ja’Raymond Hall (per TMI’s Brice Marich)
- LB Joshua Ross (per The Wolverine’s Brandon Brown)
RB Kurt Taylor
The longtime Michigan commit will make his umpteenth visit to Ann Arbor but this one’s a little different. Michigan will actually be footing the bill this time around as Taylor will be making his official visit on Saturday. As for his recruitment, it would still surprise me a bit if Taylor didn’t sign with UM though it’ll be interesting to see what happens with any of the three committed running backs if things heat up even more with Najee Harris.
Peoples-Jones is still numero uno on the board for the staff and is another longtime visitor to Ann Arbor. Though this is not his official, this is a big visit for both parties. Michigan isn’t far from making that final push for the top receiver’s commitment as DPJ is expected to make his decision in December as he’ll be an early enrollee. Look for the staff to put on a show for Peoples-Jones on Saturday.
WR Nico Collins
According to multiple reports, Michigan will host another one of their top receiver targets in Collins. This will be the four star’s 4th unofficial visit to Ann Arbor since May which says a ton about where UM sits on his list. My Crystal Ball has been firmly on the Wolverines since July and, even with Georgia said to be making a push, I don’t plan on changing it anytime soon. I’m not gonna say people should be on #CommitWatch here but this visit should help further solidify UM at the top of his list.
LB Ellis Brooks
Brooks let me know that he’ll be making his way to town this weekend for an unofficial visit which looks to be a chance for the staff to get to know the four star linebacker a little more. I talked about what I thought about this visit and what it could mean for Brooks and for Michigan’s linebacker recruiting moving forward in my latest Michigan recruiting update. You’ll truly know how well the visit goes whether or not the staff hosts him for an official visit later this year.
Bateman is another BBQ visitor that’s making his way back to Ann Arbor this weekend, though this one is a little more interesting. At this point, the big man isn’t a take. He has some stuff to take care of before Michigan would be able to accept his commitment. More information should come out about where things stand between both parties after this weekend though I don’t imagine much changing this soon.
2019 OT Logan Brown
Brown is another big offensive lineman that will be a return visit to Michigan. He visited for the BBQ and received his offer from the staff. With that in hand, the Wolverines look to be in very good shape early on here. Look for the staff to continue to build up their relationship with the top 20 recruit on Saturday.
2019 OL Nolan Rumler
Rumler will also be making it back to Ann Arbor for his first visit of the season. And, like Brown, the big man holds an offer and has Michigan standing out early on. He was one of my first Crystal Ball predictions and I continue to feel excellent about him committing to Michigan sooner or later.
2019 QB Dwan Mathis
According to Scout’s Allen Trieu, Mathis will be making his way to Michigan with some of his teammates on Saturday ($). He’s another game visitor that was intown for the BBQ in August and looks to have the Wolverines standing out. Mathis’ recruitment and game has a long ways to go but keep an eye on him as he’s easily one of the top quarterbacks in the midwest for the 2019 class.
2019 DT Mazi Smith
Trieu was on this one as well as Logan Brown’s teammate and classmate, Smith, making his way to Ann Arbor this weekend as well. And like every 2019 recruit, there’s a ton of time to go but make sure to remember their names moving forward.
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