Visitors: April 19-21, 2019

Visitors: April 19-21, 2019

April 17, 2019
Omaha (NE) Burke wide receiver Xavier Watts (image via Irish Sports Daily)


J.D. Johnson – QB – Phoenix (AZ) Pinnacle: Johnson committed to Michigan in December of 2018 (LINK). He is taking other visits, including to Oregon and Texas A&M. He has moved up from being a 3-star to now being a 247 Composite 4-star, the #11 pro-style quarterback, and #306 overall. This is an official visit, and he’ll be in town from April 17-19.

Hit the jump for more visitors.

D.J. Jones – RB – Fayetteville (NC) Pine Forest: Jones is 5’11”, 190-pounder with offers from Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia, along with Michigan. He’s a 247 Sports 3-star, the #73 running back, and #1092 overall. He was offered by the Wolverines on Tuesday and ended up visiting the Wolverines later this week.

Jordan Morant – S – Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic: The Bergens are coming! Morant is a 6’1″, 195-pounder with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Penn State, among others. He’s a 4-star, the #8 safety, and #112 overall in the 2020 class, and he has been selected for the Polynesian Bowl. Michigan is #2 with 29% of the crystal balls, while Penn State leads at 43%.

Xavier Watts – WR – Omaha (NE) Burke: Watts is a 6’1″, 170 lb. prospect with offers from Iowa, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Tennessee, among others. He’s a 3-star, the #92 wide receiver, and #512 overall. His crystal balls are 100% for Nebraska so far.


  1. Comments: 6285
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Apr 17, 2019 at 11:52 AM

    ESPN’s model seems to think Michigan has a better chance than everyone save Alabama and Clemson of making the playoff.

    “The Wolverines have failed to reach the playoff thus far, but they are in a better situation now than ever in the playoff era. Coach Jim Harbaugh is bringing back eight starters on offense, including quarterback Shea Patterson, who tied for eighth in Total QBR a season ago. The result is that FPI expects Michigan to have the best offense (and team) in the Big Ten, catching some of its division rivals in what could be a down season. Ultimately, Playoff Predictor thinks Michigan has a 41 percent shot at the playoff”

    Need to beat OSU of course…but that monkey’s neck-grip looks a little loose right now.

    I chuckle a bit at the accusations of mediocrity levied at Harbaugh and the vague “time is running short”. For what exactly? A fresh rebuild? I don’t think so.

    • Comments: 6285
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Apr 17, 2019 at 12:07 PM

      Being in a position to succeed isn’t the same thing as actually doing it, but it’s an accomplishment nonetheless.

    • Comments: 1364
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Apr 18, 2019 at 9:04 PM

      Well, time is certainly NOT running short for him to prove he can win 9 or 10 games, lose to Ohio State and finish without a division championship. He’s got that down pat. But what are the average losses for the Michigan football team over the last 50-60 years, and what are Harbaugh’s average losses, and how much better than average is he?

  2. Comments: 1863
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    Apr 17, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    Believe hype – but don’t raise expectations

  3. Comments: 276
    Joined: 2/6/2018
    Apr 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    I’m hoping JD Johnson develops much more steam over the next 2 years on his out throws. But I don’t have much to complaints about with his accuracy. It’s uncanny sometimes.

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