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Michigan receiving big-time visits from TE Brevin Jordan, QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson
Las Vegas Bishop Gorman tight end Brevin Jordan is arguably Michigan’s top target at the position in 2018. And the 4-star prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, has been interested in the Wolverines since his offer in the fall.
Well, some big news hit the scene Tuesday afternoon when Jordan told Land of 10 of his plan to visit Ann Arbor in April, his first time at the campus.
The No. 3-ranked TE prospect in 2018, Jordan has plans to visit UCLA and Miami — the other two schools believed to be most heavily in the mix.
Jordan tweeted out this graphic, done by the well-known graphics artist Billion Bus, in December.
— Brevin L. Jordan ™ (@Brevinjordan) December 9, 2016
That should all but solidify his final three, barring any big-time offers coming through.
Jordan’s best friend just so happens to be his teammate and Michigan’s top QB target in 2018 — 4-star Dorian Thompson-Robinson (also known as the successor to Ohio State 2017 signee Tate Martell). The pass-hookup duo decided that it will visit the Ann Arbor campus for the spring visit.
Thompson-Robinson is ranked as the country’s No. 4 overall dual-threat QB recruit and is undoubtedly the Wolverines’ top target behind center in 2018. He sounds to be down to the same three schools as Jordan, but a recent Alabama offer might make him check out Tuscaloosa, too.
Don’t count out the duo taking its official visits together in the fall, as well, because the two intend to attend the same school.
3-star DT Aeneas Hawkins calls Michigan’s future its ‘most intriguing’ trait
Cincinnati (Ohio) Archbishop Moeller 3-star DT Aeneas Hawkins received his Michigan offer on Feb. 9, one of a whopping 10 offers in February alone.
Now it’s no secret the Ohio native was tabbed a Buckeyes favorite early on with five 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions already pointing toward Ohio State. Despite those picks, however, Hawkins told Land of 10 in a conversation Monday night that things are still open.
Here’s the latest from the No. 30-rated defensive tackle in the Class of 2018, whose father Artrell Hawkins played cornerback in the NFL for nine seasons.
On the Michigan offer: “I was more than excited with the offer. They run a great program.”
On Michigan’s coaching staff, and specifically its NFL experience: “My dad played in the NFL for a guy named Bill Belichick, and he thinks that great coaching is critical. He thinks Michigan has that. Both parents would absolutely be on board.”
On who he spoke with when offered: “I was on the phone with a couple different coaches when they offered, the main one being offensive line coach (Greg) Frey.”
On Michigan’s message to him following the offer: “Michigan has told me they like me as a pass rusher on the outside and also as a 3-technique. It all depends on my development.”
On Ohio State getting five Crystal Ball predictions: “I don’t really get into all the rankings/crystal balls. The Buckeyes are absolutely one of my leaders but to suggest that it’s 100 percent is just not true. They are even at the top with two or three other schools.”
On Jim Harbaugh: “I think Harbaugh is an elite coach and an even better recruiter. I haven’t met him, but I’ve heard countless other stories from guys he’s recruited.”
On what’s most intriguing about Michigan: “The most intriguing part about Michigan is just the future. I mean, they really are just now getting comfortable as a staff and team. As they continue to grow into their identity, they’ll have the opportunity to compete for a title consistently.”
On visit plans: “I have not made plans to visit (Michigan). I will be at Cincinnati (his dad’s alma mater) a couple more times, Penn State and Ohio State for overnights in March, and a Notre Dame visit after that. Clemson and Alabama both have visits coming up, too.”
On who is recruiting him the closest: “The group that recruits me the most is Penn State, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Alabama, Clemson and Michigan State.”
On his commitment date: “May 10 is the day I will commit.”