In the pre-season, most thought this would be a decent game and a good time to visit Ann Arbor. The weather should be warm and Wisconsin is brand name. Most didn't expect it would be a battle of top 10 teams. So this weekend has plenty of 2017 recruits that are planning to attend for a top 10 match-up. Including a big number of 4 and 5 star guys.
- Baron Browning TX 5 Star LB
- Alex Leatherwood FL 5 Star OT
- Shaun Wade FL 5 star CB
- Cesar Ruiz FL/NJ 4 Star C
- Jordan Anthony FL 4 star LB
- Jedrick Willis KY 4 Star OT
- Donovan Jeter PA 4 Star DT
- Chuck Filaga TX 4 star OT
- KJ Britt AL 4 star LB
- Markquese Bell NJ 4 Star S
- Chase Hayden TN 4 Star RB
- Shannon Reid FL 3 Star LB
- Brelin Faison-Walden NC 3 star S
This list can change quickly and I will update anything I hear later in the week.
Michigan is very high on Leatherwood who committed to Alabama and will continue to try to flip him. Baron Browning is said to be a Texas or Ohio State lean, Michigan needs a great visit to be a player in his recruitment. Maybe the most important recruit this weekend is Cesar Ruiz who is the top Center in the country. He has always had Michigan near the top of his recruitment. He plays at IMG from New Jersey. Cesar seems to have a great relationship with LB coach Chris Partridge.
Jeter just committed to ND last week and Wade is a Ohio State commit.
- Jimmy confirmed Clark's ACL and will try for a 6th year
- He said expect to see Watson, Long and Hill get his snaps
- Mone is still questionable for this weekend, if he practices this week he will have a chance to play.
- Jimmy talked about Kareem Walker and it seems he is working out with the team and his academics are going well. They are probably leaning towards a redshirt as he continues to improve his class work. Sounds like he is not practicing but working out.
- Drake Johnson was dressed on Saturday and is working on a soft tissue injury. Sounds like he may play this year.