Michigan hosted many high-profile recruits during its spring game last Saturday.
From Georgia to California, visitors covered the map, and the sidelines, during Saturday’s game. Despite no commitments coming from any of those prospects, the Wolverines set themselves up nicely with multiple recruits.
How good are Michigan’s chances of landing its top targets? Let’s break that down in this spring game update.
Las Vegas Bishop Gorman 4-star QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson
As of Tuesday, Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s mother, Melva, told Land of 10 that her son still hadn’t told anyone which school he will choose on Sunday.
He’s deciding between Michigan and UCLA, and the visit to Ann Arbor made Thompson-Robinson “step back and pause a bit,” Melva said.
We have a good hunch that he was locked in on UCLA before the visit to Michigan. Despite a good trip to Ann Arbor, we expect the No. 1 target on the Wolverines’ board for more than a year to stay in the West and choose the Bruins.
Las Vegas Bishop Gorman 4-star TE Brevin Jordan
Brevin Jordan was rocking Miami wristbands during his visit to Ann Arbor. The rumor was that he already had his school picked before the visit.
That ended up to be true as the Top 100 prospect committed to Miami the next day.
Missouri City (Texas) 4-star TE Mustapha Muhammad
OK, how about some good news? Since visiting Ann Arbor (for a second time), Mustapha Muhammad has received 21 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions favoring the Wolverines, including mine.
Muhammad likes Jim Harbaugh, but this visit had a lot to do with how much the Wolverines impressed Muhammad’s father.
It sounds as if Muhammad will wait until later in the cycle to commit, which makes this recruitment one that could take a few twists and turns. But if National Signing Day were today, Muhammad would be a no-doubter to sign with Michigan.
Oak Park (Mich.) 4-star OG Marquan McCall
This one’s been weird. Heading into the tail end of the 2017 cycle, when we started looking closely at possibilities for the 2018 class, Marquan McCall was seen as a player Michigan would focus on.
He’s a Top 100 prospect who lives in Michigan, and he’s from a school that saw its top prospect in 2017 — Ja’Raymond Hall — enroll early at Michigan.
Michigan hasn’t been recruiting McCall hard, which is why we see Tennessee as the leader. Perhaps it’s by design, as the Wolverines often give prospects some space early on, then push on the gas.
McCall is a player Michigan should be able to get if it wants him. It’s just a matter of the Wolverines recruiting him hard enough.
Paramus (N.J.) Catholic 4-star DE Dorian Hardy
Dorian Hardy was a surprise visitor who came along with former teammate, and Michigan signee, Drew Singleton. Hardy is Paramus’ top-ranked prospect in the 2018 class, but the Wolverines haven’t pushed very hard for him. Hardy is being heavily pursued by the likes of Alabama, Clemson and Penn State.
If Michigan doesn’t begin to push soon, it’s likely out of the running for Hardy. But the visit could be the root of a reborn relationship between the two parties.
Orlando (Fla.) Olympia 4-star QB Joe Milton
Things are getting interesting with Joe Milton, who claimed Michigan’s staff told him he’s their top quarterback target, according to Brandon Brown of TheWolverine.com. That should shed some light on how confident Michigan is about landing Thompson-Robinson.
Milton was once considered a heavy Florida lean, but Michigan and new associate head coach/quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton has done a great job in making Milton think about heading north to play for the Wolverines.
I’d draw this up as 50/50. Milton would be a great get for Michigan. The last quarterback from Florida who played for the Wolverines out of high school? Denard Robinson. He was decent, right?
Grand Rapids (Mich.) 3-star OT Jalen Mayfield
Jalen Mayfield’s commitment to the Wolverines remains a matter of time after telling Land of 10 that Michigan remains his leader following the spring game.
He decommitted from Minnesota following a Michigan visit in March, so rushing a commitment isn’t on his mind. A summer commitment sounds most likely, but it wouldn’t be surprising if Mayfield waited until fall.
Regardless, ending up anywhere but Michigan sounds unlikely.
Be on the lookout for a visit to Notre Dame this weekend for Mayfield. That could make an impact, as other schools are trying to catch up to Michigan for the rising prospect who is just outside the 247Sports Top 100 solo rankings.