Welcome back to The Wolverine Lounge weekly recruiting roundup. Once a week we will be reviewing what is going on in the world of Michigan recruiting, along with a preview of what’s to come in terms of player visits and other important recruiting news.
4-star TE removes Michigan from his list
2020 in state TE Maliq Carr (Mich.) has narrowed his list down to two schools, Purdue and Georgia.
4-Star 2020 WR Maliq Carr of Oak Park (MI) has narrowed his college list to Purdue and Georgia.
— Greg Levinsky (@GregLevinsky) August 19, 2019
This did not come as a surprise as Carr’s crystal ball was in favor of the Boilermakers. The Wolverines currently have two TE commitments as part of the 2020 class, Matthew Hibner (VA.) and Nick Patterson (TX.), and are currently in the running for 4-star TE Theo Johnson (ON.)
Top 100 DL looking to visit Ann Arbor
2021 4-star DE Travion Ford (MO.) was offered by Michigan last month and now looks to make his first trip to Ann Arbor sometime this fall ($). Ford currently does not have any crystal ball projections but has many other schools battling for him including Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma and Ohio State just to name a few.
Ford is the no. 81 ranked prospect in the country according to the 24/7Sports Composite rankings. He is ranked as the no. 4 wide defensive end and the no. 2 ranked player in Missouri.
2021 OL looks to make return trip
After visiting Ann Arbor for the first time last May, 4-star OT David Davidkov (Ill.) was a late scratch for Michigan’s BBQ at the Big House event last month. Despite not making it, the Wolverines still remain high on Davidkov’s list and he plans on attending a game in Ann Arbor this year.
There are no crystal ball projections for Davidkov yet but the no. 2 player in Illinois has offers from Michigan State, LSU, Penn State, and Wisconsin among many others.
Davidkov is the no. 195 player in the 2021 class according to 24/7 Composite rankings and the no. 24 offensive tackle.
Michigan early leader for 2021 DL
2021 DT Ikenna Ugbaja (Mass.) was offered by Michigan back in May and hoped to visit during the summer but was unable to make it. The Wolverines however, are still the early leader for the Massachusetts defensive tackle. Ugbaja also has offers from Boston College, UMass and Syracuse. He sits as the no. 345 player in the country, the no. 25 DT and the no. 6 player in the state of Massachusetts.
2021 In-State LB visiting for MTSU game
4-star OLB Jamari Buddin (Mich.) will be in Ann Arbor for the Wolverines season opener vs Middle Tennessee State on August 31st.
#Michigan will host one of the state, and nations, top players in Jamari Buddin (@jamaribuddin) next Saturday. Buddin attends Belleville (Mich.) High and will be a highly sought after LB in the 2021 class.
— Adam Ghabour (@Qb9Adam) August 21, 2019
Buddin’s crystal ball is currently 100% in favor of Michigan. He is the no. 296 ranked prospect overall in the 2021 class, the no. 17 OLB and the no. 9 ranked player in the state of Michigan.