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Jalen Goss, Michael Barrett latest on Michigan radar
Michigan’s recruiting foray into the state of Georgia continues as the Wolverines look to land a pair of players from Valdosta.
According to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports, Michigan will have tackle Jalen Goss and athlete Michael Barrett on campus this weekend for official visits. Barrett has played quarterback the last two seasons for Lowndes and also has offers from Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Michigan State. Goss is a 6-foot-7, 265-pound tackle who has offers from Auburn and Miami.
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Georgia has increasingly become an important state in Michigan’s recruiting base. Linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse was part of the 2016 class. Running back Kurt Taylor and defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon were signed in the 2017 class. The Wolverines have commitments from Georgia players in cornerback Myles Sims (2018), running back Christian Turner (2018), linebacker Otis Reese (2018), defensive end Christopher Hinton (2019) and linebacker Charles Thomas (2019) in the next two recruiting classes. Thomas plays at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., but is originally from the Atlanta area.
Michigan is also targeting tight end Tommy Tremble of Norcross, Ga., in the 2018 class.
Reese will play for Lee County in the Class AAAAAA state championship game against Coffee on Friday night. Lee County is the same school where Solomon played.
Goss is No. 61 and Barrett No. 1 in the highlight videos below.
2018 commits to take official visits
More names are surfacing of players who plan on visiting Michigan this weekend. Tackle Jalen Mayfield and tight end Luke Schoonmaker, both 2018 commits, announced on Twitter that they will be taking their official visits.
Official Dec. 8th! 〽🔵 #GoBlue
— Jalen Mayfield (@jay_may_11) December 2, 2017
Official Visit This Weekend! 〽️🔵 Go Blue!!
— Luke Schoonmaker (@LukeSchoonmaker) December 5, 2017
Mayfield is a 4-star tackle from Grand Rapids Catholic Central, who helped his team recently win its second consecutive Michigan Division 4 state championship. Schoonmaker is a 3-star tight end who is 6-6, 225 pounds. He has played the position for only a couple of seasons and is one of two tight ends committed to Michigan in the 2018 class along with Mustapha Muhammad. Schoonmaker is from Hamden, Conn., and he recently helped Hamden Hall win its second straight New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class C title.
Land of 10 Michigan will keep updating the visitor list and have a full rundown on Friday.
Michigan looking at several potential Mississippi transfers
Rachel Lenzi wrote Tuesday on the potential impact for Michigan with regard to Mississippi transfers Shea Patterson, Van Jefferson and Deontay Anderson.
Isaiah Hole of 247Sports reports that Michigan is interested in a fourth Ole Miss player, tackle Greg Little. The Wolverines recruited Little in 2016 when he was a 5-star recruit out of Allen, Texas. Little was the No. 3-rated player in the nation for the 2016 class, with current Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary as No. 1. Patterson was No. 4 in that class.
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