Thursday Recruiting Roundup: Johnson, Gentry and More


Welcome back to this Thursday’s recruiting roundup. This and every Thursday, The Wolverine Lounge will be here to give you all the latest news in Michigan recruiting.

Here’s this week’s installment:

3-Star QB Commit Forced To Medically Retire

In sad news, 2020 QB Commit JD Johnson (Ariz.) announced on Wednesday that will be unable to play college football due to a condition that he was diagnosed with when he was 12.

However, Johnson still plans on attending Michigan and Jim Harbaugh will honor his scholarship.

Gentry Talks UM Visit

One of the biggest fish left in the 2020 pond is 4-Star OT Andrew Gentry (CO.) who made a visit to Ann Arbor on Saturday for the Wolverines’ 45-14 shellacking of Notre Dame. The highly talented tackle caught up with Brice Marich of The Michigan Insider to talk about where Michigan stands after his visit.

“The atmosphere was just incredible. Being in the Big House was just like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. Just being a part of a crowd over 110,000 is so surreal.”

Gentry still has all his 247 Crystal Ball’s in favor of BYU but for Michigan to still be a player this late in the game could mean that the tide is changing with the Littleton, Colorado prospect.

According to 247Sports Composite Rankings, Gentry is the no. 60 overall player in the 2020 class, the no. 6 OT and the top player in Colorado.

Michigan Visit Sparks 2021 OL Interest

Another visitor on Saturday was 3-Star OT Cullen Montgomery (TX.) and he also came away impressed with the Big House.

“I’ve been to many visits and games, but this one was special. Just the way they treated my family and me was one of a kind.”

Montgomery also said that he is “very high” on Michigan. He currently has no Crystal Ball projections. Montgomery is ranked as the no. 368 player overall in the 2021 class, the no. 39 OT and the no. 54 player in Texas.

2020 4-Star Hoping to Visit

Tampa, Florida WDE Jaylen Harrell (FL.) was expected to visit on Saturday but had to cancel his trip due to a storm. However, Harrell still plans on visiting before signing day.

He has two Crystal Ball predictions, one for Florida and one for Florida State.

Harrell is the no. 300 player overall in the 2020 class, the no. 14 WDE and the no. 53 player in Florida.

4-Star OT Reschedules Visit

One of the recruits not at the Big House on Saturday was 2021 OT Garrett Dellinger (MICH.) who was in Columbus for Ohio State vs Wisconsin.

He has already said however that he will be in Ann Arbor  for Michigan vs. Michigan State and hopes to visit when Michigan plays Ohio State on November 30th.

Dellinger is the no. 120 player overall in the 2021 class, the no. 18 OT and the no. 5 player in Michigan according to 247Sports Composite.

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