It was a busy week in recruiting for Michigan. The Wolverines were able to land two commitments in six days, both verbals coming from in-state offensive tackles.
On Tuesday, Grand Rapids (Mich.) Catholic Central OT Jalen Mayfield announced his commitment to the Wolverines. The 247Sports Composite 4-star recruit’s commitment resulted in Michigan moving from the No. 17 class nationally, to the No. 10 class.
— Brandon Justice (@LandOfJustice) May 23, 2017
On Saturday, Traverse City (Mich.) West 4-star OT Ryan Hayes committed to the Wolverines in one of the quietest commitments since the landscape of recruiting became a B-List celebrity scene. Hayes tweeted nothing; he just retweeted confirmation that he chose Michigan.
— Brandon Justice (@LandOfJustice) May 29, 2017
Hayes’ commitment vaulted the Wolverines from No. 10 to the No. 7 class in the country, the highest Michigan’s 2018 class has been ranked.
After landing six commitments since April, when will the Wolverines land another?
There is no timetable. It could be soon, it could be mid-summer before the Wolverines land the class’ 11th commitment.
Here’s a look at two guys who could be the next to announce they have chosen the Wolverines.
Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton 3-star QB Tyler Shough
His stock continues to rise and Michigan’s interest in adding two quarterbacks sounds likely if Shough were to come on board.
He is the No. 538 overall prospect according to the composite, but 247Sports ranks him No. 215. He holds offers from Alabama, Arizona State and South Carolina, among others.
He grew up a Michigan fan, and is fresh off his first visit to Ann Arbor a couple weeks ago.
Will Shough enjoy some time at home in Arizona then make the decision to choose Michigan?
No predictors are budging, as there remains a 12-for-12 ratio for Michigan to land Shough in the Crystal Ball Predictions.
Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep 4-star S Shayne Simon
Being recruited by Michigan as a safety, rover-type player, Simon is the top defensive back target left on Michigan’s board. Along with already committed 4-star CB Myles Sims, Simon is the top overall defensive back target since the beginning of the cycle.
Simon is similar to Hayes in that he doesn’t say much about his recruitment unless you show up at a game or practice. He’s not a big Twitter guy, nor is he too big on interviews.
We don’t have a date of when Simon will decide, but we have a good idea that when he does, it will be Michigan if everything stays where it is right now.
His style fits best in Don Brown’s defense. Simon values academics above everything else and he has visited the Wolverines with a lot of momentum swinging their way afterwards.