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13Sep 2018
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Visitors: Michigan vs. SMU

Tulsa (OK) Booker T. Washington safety Daxton Hill (image via 247 Sports)

2019

Karsen Barnhart – OT – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Zach Carpenter – OG – Cincinnati (OH) Moeller: Carpenter is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Luke Elzinga – P – Grand Rapids (MI) Christian: Elzinga is a 6’4″, 195-pounder who’s ranked as the #8 punter in the country, according to Brandon Kornblue.

Dax Hill – S – Tulsa (OK) Booker T. Washington: Hill is a 6’0″, 186 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #1 safety, and #12 overall. The crystal balls on 247 Sports are 50% in favor of Alabama, 25% for Oklahoma, and 19% for Michigan, but recent news suggests it’s a battle between Alabama and Michigan. This is his official visit, and he officially visited Alabama back in June.

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27Jul 2018
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Visitors: 2018 BBQ at the Big House

Kalel Mullings is the #48 overall player in 2020 (image via Irish Sports Daily)

Here’s a look at the expected visitors for the upcoming BBQ at the Big House.

2019

Matthew Akuchie – WR – Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas: Akuchie is a 6’2″, 190 lb. prospect who claims 4.75 speed.

Erick All – TE – Fairfield (OH) Fairfield: All is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Karsen Barnhart – OT – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Bryce Benhart – OT – Lakeville (MN) North:

John Branham, Jr. – RB – Columbus (OH) Northland: Branahm is a 5’10”, 218 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #52 running back, and #832 overall. He’s the older brother of 2020 Michigan commit Kalil Branham.

Zach Carpenter – OG – Cincinnati (OH) Moeller: Carpenter is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Isaiah Foskey – TE – Concord (CA) De La Salle: Foskey is a 6’5″, 240 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Penn State, UCLA, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #5 tight end, and #177 overall. He was offered as a freshman by the Michigan staff, and he attends the alma mater of former Michigan tight end Devin Asiasi (who transferred to UCLA after one season in Ann Arbor).

Daxton Hill – S – Tulsa (OK) Booker T. Washington: Hill is a 6’0″, 187 lb. prospect with offers from virtually every big-time program in the country. He’s a 5-star, the #1 safety, and #8 overall. His crystal ball picks are 80% in favor of Oklahoma. UPDATE: Hill is no longer planning to visit for the BBQ.

Jamal Hill – S – Morrow (GA) Morrow: Hill is a 6’2″, 190 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #66 safety, and #870 overall. As a junior in 2017, he made 67 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions, and 16 pass breakups.

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21Apr 2018
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Visitors: April 20-22, 2018

Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw OG Karsen Barnhart (image via MLive)

2019

Jay Amburgey – OT – Reynoldsburg (OH) Reynoldsburg: Amburgey is a 6’5″, 280 lb. prospect with offers from mostly MAC schools, plus Cincinnati and Syracuse. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #117 offensive tackle, and #1470 overall. He’s probably hoping for a Michigan offer, though Michigan’s recent offensive line commitments probably make that unlikely.

Karsen Barnhart – OG – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is a 6’4″, 282 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, and Nebraska, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #45 offensive tackle, and #431 overall. Barnhart is scheduled to announce a commitment later this week, and considering that he has scheduled a return visit to Michigan after his commitment, that choice seems fairly obviously (unless the Jack Stewart commitment changes things). UPDATE: It appears the Stewart commitment has changed things, and Barnhart is pushing back his commitment.

Devin Boddie – CB – Memphis (TN) Whitehaven: Boddie is a 5’11”, 165-pounder with offers from Georgia Tech, Louisville, Vanderbilt, and Virginia, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #56 athlete, and #615 overall.

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5Apr 2018
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2021 Recruiting Update: April 5, 2018

Sol Jay Maiava (image via Twitter)

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ADDED TO THE BOARD: 2021

La Jolla (CA) Bishop’s School quarterback Tyler Buchner was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’2″, 200-pounder who was already committed to Michigan for lacrosse, and now he has a football offer. UCLA has also offered him for football.

Monroeville (PA) Gateway running back Derrick Davis, Jr. was offered by Michigan. He’s a 6’0″, 175-pounder with offers from Penn State, Pitt, and West Virginia. He grew up as an Alabama fan, and his dad played at Michigan State. So . . . I have a hard time seeing this go in Michigan’s direction.

West Lafayette (IN) West Lafayette linebacker Yanni Karlaftis was offered by Michigan. Karlaftis is a 6’3″, 205 lb. outside linebacker, and he’s the brother of 2019 defensive end George Karlaftis, a Purdue commit. If you’ve not familiar with the story of the Karlaftis family, it’s a very interesting – and sad – tale. They grew up in Athens, Greece, after their father got two degrees, an undergrad at Miami-FL and a Ph.D at Purdue. Their dad tragically passed away in 2014 after the family moved from Greece to West Lafayette, IN. Here’s a more in-depth article if you’re interested (LINK).

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31Mar 2018
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Visitors: March 30-April 1, 2018

Steele Chambers (image via MDJ Online)

2019

Spencer Brown – OT – Walled Lake (MI) Western: Brown is a 6’6″, 295-pounder who has been committed to Michigan State since July of 2017; he also has offers from Iowa, Miami, Michigan, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #42 offensive tackle, and #401 overall.

Steele Chambers – LB – Roswell (GA) Blessed Trinity: Chambers is a 6’2″, 215 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #30 athlete, and #340 overall. As a junior in 2017, he had 198 carries for 1,301 yards and 23 touchdowns; he also made 70 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and 1 interception.

Lance Dixon – LB – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield: Dixon is a 6’3″, 195-pounder with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #18 outside linebacker, and #286 overall. Right now 83% of the Crystal Ball picks are for MSU.

Dontay Hunter – DE – Westerville (OH) Central: Hunter is a 6’4″, 228 lb. prospect with offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and Pitt, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #36 strongside end, and #509 overall. He claims a 4.72 forty. There are 9 predictions for Kentucky, which are the only Crystal Ball picks so far.

Adisa Isaac – DE – Brooklyn (NY) Canarsie: Isaac is a 6’5″, 210 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Michigan, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #26 strongside end, and #304 overall.

Sam Johnson III – QB – Walled Lake (MI) Western: Johnson is a 6’3″, 195-pounder with offers from Boston College, Indiana, and Michigan, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #20 pro-style quarterback, and #670 overall. He’s a teammate of Spencer Brown (see above). Many thought he would commit to Michigan after the offer, but Cade McNamara may have beaten him to the punch and stolen his spot. Regardless, 61% of the Crystal Ball picks are in favor of Michigan at this point.

George Karlaftis – DE – West Lafayette (IN) West Lafayette: Karlaftis is a 6’5″, 260 lb. Purdue legacy who committed to the Boilermakers in October of 2017; he also has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #13 strongside end, and #171 overall.

Tre Mosley – WR – West Bloomfield (MI) West Bloomfield: Mosley is a 6’2″, 175 lb. prospect with offers from Boston College, Indiana, Michigan, and Michigan State, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #91 wide receiver, and #679 overall. He’s a teammate of Dixon (see above), Paige, and Wheeler (see below).

Gabe Newburg – DE – Clayton (OH) Northmont: Newburg is a 6’5″, 230 lb. prospect with offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers, and some MAC programs. He’s a 3-star, the #53 weakside end, and #799 overall. In the wake of his visit – which resulted in an offer – he is now favored to go to Michigan with 100% of the 247 Sports Crystal Ball picks.

Brandon Smith – LB – Mineral (VA) Louisa: Smith is a 6’5″, 215 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, and Virginia Tech, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #1 inside linebacker, and #19 overall. Some people have pegged him for defensive end, but he says he wants to play a linebacker, and Michigan is recruiting him as a linebacker. He’ll be visiting on April 3.

Dylan Wright – WR – Mesquite (TX) West: Wright is a 6’3″, 192-pounder with offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #31 wide receiver, and #185 overall.

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