Visitor Recap: Notre Dame

Recruiting

In the first big recruiting weekend of the season, Michigan put on a spectacular show for both commits and prospects with a 45-14 blowout of the Fighting Irish. A number of players from both the 2020 and 2021 classes came to Ann Arbor for the first rivalry game of the season.

Here were some of the big names in attendance.

From the 2020 class:

4-Star TE Theo Johnson (ON.)

One of the biggest fish left in the 2020 pond made his official visit this weekend. Johnson visited at the start of the month for the Wolverines’ matchup with Iowa and was in Happy Valley last week taking a visit to Penn State.

Things haven’t changed much in terms of his projections with 50% of his 247 Crystal Balls in favor on Penn State and the other 50% as undecided.

Johnson has also indicated that he could visit again in a few weeks when Michigan takes on Michigan State.

4-Star OT Andrew Gentry (CO.)

After visiting Ann Arbor twice during the summer, Gentry made his first trip to the Big House this season and came away impressed with the atmosphere and energy

“I would definitely say they are one of my top 3 schools,” Gentry said. “It’s definitely a place I could see myself.”

Currently all of his Crystal Ball’s are in favor of BYU. 247 Composite Rankings list Gentry as the no. 60 overall prospect, the no. 6 OT and the top player in Colorado.

 From the 2021 class:

4-Star RB Donovan Edward (Mich.) 

Edwards, ranked as the no. 4 running back by 247, called his experience, “A night to remember.”

4-Star OT Rocco Spindler (Mich.)

4-Star OT Landon Tengwall (MD.)

3-Star WR Andrel Anthony (Mich.)

“The stadium was rocking even 20 minutes before game time”, said the East Lansing wide out. “I really enjoyed my time talking to AJ Henning, Coach Moore, and Coach Gattis while I was there.”

3-Star OT Cullen Montgomery (TX.)

“I love everything about Michigan, from the coaches to the players!”, said the Texas prospect. “The Big House is everything I would want to play in, in the future.”

4-Star OC Raheem Anderson (Mich.)

The Cass Tech product is ranked as the no. 2 center in the country.

Commits In Attendance

Along with recruits, there were a number of players already commited to Michigan who came out to the Big House.

4-Star WR AJ Henning (IL.)

4-Star S Makari Paige (Mich.)

3-Star OC Reece Atteberry (CO.)

4-Star OG Zak Zinter (MA.)

3-Star SDE Aaron Lewis (NJ.)

3-Star ATH Eamonn Dennis (MA.)

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