Beginning today and every Wednesday going forward, The Wolverine Lounge will take you through the past week in Michigan recruiting.
Covering all the bases will be Nate Wiggins and Mike Keenan, TWL’s recruiting team.
Michigan had perhaps its biggest commitment in two years with the commitment of 5 star safety Daxton Hill last Tuesday.
Last week, I wrote about the class impact of Hill’s commitment and what it means for the depth chart next season. Hill’s commitment, the biggest get for Harbaugh since Rashan Gary, is huge for Michigan for a myriad of reason. Not only are the Wolverines getting a top talent and the number one safety in the class … but to beat out Alabama and Nick Saban for a player of Hill’s caliber is something that both fans and college football pundits did not think Jim Harbaugh could do.
After Hill made his visit on September 15th, confidence began to grow around the Michigan camp that Hill was leaning towards Michigan. Isaiah Hole of Wolverines Wire wrote that after he sat down with Hill on his podcast, he felt confident about Hill’s commitment after speaking with people close to the program.
Hill’s commitment impact could also lead to commitment’s from other players on Michigan’s radar. Steve Lorenz of 247Sports wrote after Hill’s commitment that it could have on impact of one of his teammates, 2020 receiver Javian Hester.
Outside of Hill’s commitment, it has been a rather slow week for recruiting, however The Wolverine Lounge’s Mike Keenan had a chance to speak with 4 star RBI commit Giles Jackson last week.
Other recruiting news and notes:
2020 three star ILB Cornell Wheeler announced his commitment to Michigan on Tuesday afternoon. Wheeler is the No. 466 prospect, according to 247 sports, and the 15th-ranked inside linebacker in the class.