Michigan coaches will be spending the next few weeks on visits with both commits and prospects in an attempt to put together the best possible recruiting class.
Here is this week’s roundup.
2019 5-star S commit Dax Hill (Okla.)
The big story from last weekend was Daxton Hill’s de-commitment from Michigan and commitment to Alabama.
Respect it? pic.twitter.com/4jalHMrF50
— Dirty30 (@daxhill5) December 8, 2018
Hill was expected to be a starter next season for the Wolverines and there was little indication that this was coming.
However, immediately following the announcement, there was some chatter that Michigan’s pursuit of Hill may not be over. Because Hill’s decommitment seemed to come out of nowhere, nothing involving his recruitment surprises me anymore.
Wednesday evening, The Wolverine Lounge reported the increased chances of Hill winding up a Michigan signee, despite his recent switch to ‘Bama.
You can read more about that in the story above.
2019 5-star DE Zach Harrison (Ohio)
It remains to be seen what Urban Meyer’s departure means for the Columbus native, Harrison. It’s no secret that wherever he goes, he is being pushed by locals to choose Ohio State, and one must assume that last month’s drubbing in Columbus has to be something that’s been in his mind while he makes his choice. Michigan has visited him in-home twice within the past month and remains the leader for his 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.
However, there remains eight predictions for the Buckeyes, including three “foggy” predictions over the weekend, meaning, the predictors simply don’t know.
And who really does? At this juncture, no one definitively.
2019 4-star OT Trevor Keegan (I.L.)
Michigan added the icing on the cake to its five-man offensive line class by landing four-star Trevor Keegan, the top-ranked tackle in the group and second-best overall behind four-star Ohio guard Nolan Rumler.
Let?s go coach???? https://t.co/CKftATqmkT
— Trevor Keegan (@bigtrevk) December 15, 2018
Keegan is the No. 163 overall recruit, No. 17 OT and the top Illinois prospect, according to the Composite.
Michigan’s vaunted o-line class includes three linemen inside the top-200 overall and one inside the top-10, nationally, at his position.
2019 4-star WR Cornelius Johnson (C.T.)
I will be announcing my commitment next Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at Brunswick School! pic.twitter.com/kaNUjoutBr
— Cornelius Johnson (@CorneliusNation) December 11, 2018
Johnson visited Michigan this weekend. The No. 39 WR overall and the No. 2 in Connecticut will announce his commitment next Tuesday.
TWL will have a follow-up post on his visit Monday evening.
The Wolverines received a commitment from 3-star WR Caden Kolesar (O.H.) on Tuesday.
— Caden Kolesar (@CadenKo1esar) December 11, 2018
Kolesar will enroll as a grayshirt commit, meaning that will enroll at the university next fall but will not join the team until the winter semester. This pushes his classification to 2020.
Caden is the son of former Michigan WR John Kolesar.