Michigan Football has a big recruiting weekend on tap for the Notre Dame game. Additionally, the basketball team has some big recruits in town. For a complete game preview click here: Michigan vs Notre Dame
Michigan Football’s top two remaining 2014 targets, both defensive linemen, will be on hand for the Notre Dame game. Da’Shawn Hand, who is ranked as the #1 overall player by rivals, is in Ann Arbor for his official visit. Malik McDowell, ranked #40 overall by rivals, will take an unofficial visit for the big game. Michigan is thought to be in the lead for both players. However, it’s unlikely that either will commit this weekend. Da’Shawn Hand has set a Nov. 14 announcement date and McDowell has gone on record saying he would announce his commitment at the US Army All-American game in January.
Other players that will be in for the game include 2015 commits George Campbell and Damien Harris. Also in attendance will be 2015′s #1 ranked player Jashon Cornell.
On the basketball front, keep an eye on 4-star guard Jalen Coleman. The class of 2015 prospect will be in Ann Arbor and could commit to the Wolverines. Coleman is ranked #25 overall by ESPN. Class of 2014 forward Donte Grantham will also be in town. He doesn’t have a Michigan offer yet, but that could change this weekend. The 6-foot-8, 250 pound Grantham is ranked #66 overall by rivals.
Other basketball recruits that will be in town are Kameron Chatman (2014), Jalen Brunson (2015), Cassius Winston (2016), Tyus Battle (2016) and TJ Leaf (2016).
There’s a good chance Michigan will come out of the weekend without a commitment from any of the aforementioned players. However, they will likely improve their standing with each of the recruits and I believe they will beat Notre Dame.
I think when it’s all said and done, Da’Shawn Hand and Malik McDowell will be playing their college football for Brady Hoke and the Wolverines.
Michigan will also honor the last year’s Final Four basketball team at halftime.
Michigan’s 2014 commitment list
|Ian Bunting||TE||Hinsdale, Illinois||6-7/210||4-star||Is on the EPSNU 150 watch list|
|Juwan Bushell-Beatty||OL||Paramus, New Jersey||6-7/330||4-star||Is rated the #10 offensive tackle by ESPNU.|
|Freddy Canteen||WR||Elkton, Maryland||6-3/170||4-star||Ranked the #43 WR by rivals|
|Mason Cole||OL||Tarpon Springs, Florida||6-5/285||4-star||Is on the ESPNU 150 watch list|
|Michael Ferns||LB||St Clairsville, Ohio||6-3/235||4-star||Ranked #84 overall by rivals.com|
|Noah Furbush||LB||Kenton, Ohio||6-4/230||3-star||As a junior, he totaled 115 tackles and 13 TFLs|
|Drake Harris||WR||Grand Rapids, Michigan||6-4/185||4-star||Is on the EPSNU 150 watch list|
|Lawrence Marshall||DE||Southfield, Michigan||6-4/230||4-star||Is ranked #107 overall by ESPN|
|Bryan Mone||DT||Salt Lake City, Utah||6-4/315||4-star||Is on the ESPNU 150 Watchlist|
|Jabrill Peppers||DB||Paramus, New Jersey||6-1/210||5-star||He is ranked as the #2 player in the nation by rivals and espn.|
|Wilton Speight||QB||Richmond, Virginia||6-6/220||4-star||Passed for 2,500 yards and 29 TDs as a junior|
|Jared Wangler||LB||Warren, Michigan||6-1/205||3-star||Under Armor All-American|
|Brandon Watson||CB||Elkton, Maryland||5-11/185||3-star||Ranked the #56 corner by rivals.|
|Maurice Ways||WR||Beverly Hills, Michigan||6-3/185||3-star||As a junior, caught 51 passes for 950 yards and 8 touchdowns.|
|Chase Winovich||LB||Jefferson Hills, PA||6-4/220||3-star||As a junior, recorded 69 tackles and 9 sacks|
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