As things get better on the field for the Wolverines, things continue to trend up on the recruiting trail for Jim Harbaugh and his staff.
Here’s this week’s roundup.
2019 5-star ATH Quavarius Crouch (N.C.)
Crouch was in Ann Arbor last weekend for Michigan’s 42-7 thrashing of Penn State. Crouch was expected to visit when the Wolverines played Wisconsin but changed his visit to November, partly due to the fact that he wanted to experience colder weather in Ann Arbor. Crouch is No. 28 overall player in the 2019 class, the No. 2 ATH and the top player in North Carolina.
When speaking about his visit, Crouch said it was his “best to date”.
Crouch was also seen in the locker room celebrating with Michigan team members after the game. You can watch it here.
Who else visited for Michigan vs. Penn State from the 2019 class?
2019 4-star WR Khafre Brown (N.C.) was one of a couple of receivers in attendance, as was 2019 prospect Kortez Toles (Mich.) Brown is the No. 235 overall player, the No. 36 WR and the No. 10 overall player in North Carolina.
2019 4-star OT commit Karsen Barnhart (Mich.) was in attendance, too . Barnhart has been committed to Michigan since April.
Recruits from the 2020 class and beyond
4-star 2021 CB Tony Grimes was another prospect at the Big House.
Overall, there were a number of elite prospects and commits in town to watch the drubbing.
What’s going on with Eric Gray?
2019 APB commit Eric Gray has taken a visit to Tennessee and Ole Miss this season, asking some to wonder about his commitment to Michigan. Gray says he will make his final decision on or before Dec. 19, but for now says he is still 100% Michigan.
Commitmas came early
The Wolverines also got commitments from two prospects during the weekend.
2020 4-star RB Tim Baldwin Jr. (Va.) announced his commitment to the Wolverines via his Twitter account.
— Tim Baldwin Jr (@timgbaldwinjr) November 4, 2018
Baldwin, Jr. is the No. 342 player nationally, No. 29 RB and No. 8 overall prospect in Virginia.
Shortly after, 3-star CB and former Virginia Tech commit, Mike Sainristil (Mass.), also announced his commitment to Michigan via twitter.
110% Committed ✊🏿〽️ pic.twitter.com/7AFI1CQlST
— Mike Sainristil 🍬 (@MikeSainristil) November 4, 2018
Sainristil is the No. 678 player in the 2019 class, the No. 62 CB and the No. 1 player in Massachusetts.
Zach Harrison to Michigan? Really?
(Editor’s Note: The following was contributed by TWL’s Brandon Justice)
The buzz about Michigan landing Lewis Center (Ohio) 5-star defensive end Zach Harrison is legit.
I’ll dive deeper but if you won’t take my word for it, U-M leads Ohio State in the Crystal Ball race after 12 predictions favoring the Wolverines came in following his visit to Columbus last weekend
I haven’t covered recruiting closely since my Land of 10 days … buuuuuuuut … I’m pretty sure when a recruit visits the perceived favorite to land him, the immediate reaction shouldn’t be that he’s going to a different school.
Harrison’s decision has been between Michigan and Penn State for a while — despite his roots and early liking for the Buckeyes.
Though he was visiting OSU on Saturday, he was certainly paying attention to that score between the two teams contending for his services.
Michigan’s been pretty confident on the Harrison front lately, but never to this magnitude.
Recruiting is recruiting — but barring a change of heart — Michigan’s in good shape here.