Visitors: 2024 BBQ at the Big House

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21Jul 2024
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Visitors: 2024 BBQ at the Big House

Draper (UT) Corner Canyon WR Jerome Myles (image via 247 Sports)

2025

Julius Holly – DE – Alpharetta (GA) Alpharetta: Holly is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Bobby Kanka – DT – Howell (MI) Howell: Kanka is committed to Michigan.

Nathaniel Marshall – DE – Oak Park (IL) Fenwick: Marshall is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Jerome Myles – WR – Draper (UT) Corner Canyon: Myles is a 6’2″, 205 lb. prospect with offers from Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, USC, and Utah, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #11 wide receiver, and #76 overall. This is an official visit to Ann Arbor. He was previously committed to Ole Miss.

Andrew Olesh – TE – Lehigh (PA) Center Valley: Olesh is committed to Michigan.

Eli Owens – TE – Alcoa (TN) Alcoa: Owens is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Jasper Parker – RB – Marrero (LA) Archbishop Shaw: Parker is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Jayden Sanders – CB – Kilgore (TX) Kilgore: Sanders is a 6’2″, 172-pounder with offers from Baylor, Michigan, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #31 cornerback, and #317 overall.

Carter Smith – QB – Fort Myers (FL) Bishop Verot: Smith is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Chase Taylor – LB – Stockbridge (GA) Stockbridge: Taylor is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Kainoa Winston – S – Washington (DC) Gonzaga: Winston is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Hit the jump for some 2026, 2027, and 2028 prospects who also plan to visit.

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7Jul 2024
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2025 Recruiting Update: July 7, 2024

Kainoa Winston and Sherrone Moore

COMMITMENTS

I recently put up commitment posts for the following players:

  • RB Donovan Johnson (LINK)
  • RB Jasper Parker (LINK)
  • WR Jacob Washington (LINK)
  • OL Kaden Strayhorn (LINK)
  • DE Julius Holly (LINK)
  • LB Chase Taylor (LINK)
  • S Kainoa Winston (LINK)

OFF THE BOARD

Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman offensive guard Seuseu Alofaituli (4-star, #3 IOL, #70 overall) committed to Miami. He had visited Michigan officially at the beginning of June and was a teammate of incoming freshman running back Micah Ka’apana.

Princeton (NJ) Hun School linebacker Kamar Archie (4-star, #32 LB, #286 overall) committed to Rutgers. He had visited Michigan several times and took an official to Ann Arbor in late June. There were rumors long ago that Michigan might be “too big of a stage” for his liking, so perhaps that was an important factor in his decision.

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4Jul 2024
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Kainoa Winston, Wolverine

Kainoa Winston and Sherrone Moore (image via Rivals)

Washington (DC) Gonzaga safety Kainoa Winston committed to Michigan on June 14, 2024. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Florida, Georgia, LSU, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, and Penn State, among others.

Winston is listed at 5’10” and 185 pounds. He reportedly holds the 200 meter dash record at Gonzaga with a time of 21.58.

RANKINGS
ESPN: 4-star, 84 grade, #4 S, #42 overall
On3: 4-star, 92 grade, #11 S, #103 overall
Rivals: 3-star, 5.7 grade, #36 S
247 Sports: 4-star, 94 grade, #3 S, #43 overall

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29May 2024
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Visitors: May 31-June 2, 2024

Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman WR Derek Meadows

2025

Marco Jones – DE – Danville (CA) San Ramon Valley: Jones is a 6’5″, 230-pounder with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, and USC, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #15 edge, and #153 overall. In addition to this being his official visit to Michigan, he also has officials set to Texas and Texas A&M.

Nathaniel Marshall – DE – Oak Park (IL) Fenwick: Marshall is committed to Michigan (LINK). This is his official visit.

Derek Meadows – WR – Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman: Meadows is a 6’5″, 200 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and Notre Dame, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #9 wide receiver, and #61 overall. He has official visits to those other schools for the four subsequent weekends following this official visit to Michigan. His one crystal ball so far is for Notre Dame.

D.J. Sanders – DT – Bellville (TX) Bellville: Sanders is a 6’4″, 290-pounder from Texas with offers from Texas and Texas A&M, plus others. He’s a 4-star, the #11 defensive lineman, and #106 overall. He also has officials set for the Longhorns and the Aggies.

Douglas Utu – OG – Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman: A 6’5″, 300 lb. teammate of Meadows, Utu is a 4-star, the #2 interior offensive lineman, and #65 overall in the class of 2025. Listed in some places as a tackle – but more likely to be a guard – he has offers from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, and Washington, among others. He also has an official visit set to visit the Huskies out in Seattle.

Kainoa Winston – S – Washington (DC) Gonzaga: Winston is a 5’10”, 185-pounder with offers from Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, and Penn State, plus others. He’s a 4-star, the #10 safety, and #91 overall. This will be his second visit to Ann Arbor after taking a trip in the spring.

2026

12Apr 2024
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Visitors: April 12-14, 2024

Kissimmee (FL) Osceola linebacker Elijah Melendez (image via 247 Sports)

2025

Mariyon Dye – DE – Elkhart (IN) Elkhart: Dye is a 6’5″, 235 lb. prospect with offers from Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #16 EDGE, and #107 overall. This was a midweek visit.

Elijah Melendez – LB – Kissimmee (FL) Osceola: Melendez is a 6’2″, 215-pounder with offers from Alabama, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio State, but he chose the least successful program of his top group – the Miami Hurricanes – to commit to back in December 2023. He’s a 4-star, the #16 linebacker, and #138 overall in the class of 2025. On the plus side, he is going against Mario Cristobal’s wishes in order to take a three-day visit to Ann Arbor, so there is some hope for Michigan here as linebacker coach Brian Jean-Mary tries to get him to flip.

D.J. Sanders – DT – Bellville (TX) Bellville: Sanders is a 6’4″, 290 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, and Texas A&M, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #11 defensive lineman, and #111 overall.

Kainoa Winston – S – Washington (DC) Gonzaga: Winston is a 5’11”, 185-pounder with offers from Georgia, LSU, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Penn State, and others. He’s a 4-star, the #9 safety, and #88 overall. He has already set officials for UNC, Oregon, and PSU, and Michigan is trying to get on that list.