Today is the first day of the Nike contract as the week moves forward, I will give you my thoughts on some of the best items available. The jerseys are scheduled to release on Saturday.
Speaking of Saturday, that is the scheduled BBQ at the Big House a holdover tradition from the RR days. This is Michigan's biggest on campus recruiting event of the summer. It's meant to be a laid back event where coaches can spend time with recruits and parents. If your wondering, Michigan does charge a couple of dollars per person, so it doesn't break any NCAA rules.
This event usually gets Michigan a couple commitments during or right after the event. So it's considered one of the most important recruiting events of the summer. Practice also starts a week from today, so I expect a few players will hang around and get a tour of the submarine.
Some of the top out of state players that have confirmed for the event include:
- 6'8 AL OT Toryque Bateman
- NY OT Isaiah Wilson
- CA OT Aaron Banks
- OH SDE James Hudson
- TX TE Major Tennison
- CA RB Najee Harris (rated #1 Player on 24/7, #1 RB and Alabama commit)
I will continue to update the list during the week. I also expect a ton of instate recruits to make it in as well.
Speaking of Nike and Jumpman. Here is a sneak peak at the players cleats. These won't hurt recruiting any.