There won’t be a public spring football game for Michigan on Saturday, but the Wolverines haven’t cancelled the weekend.
McNamara, who is rated a 4-star quarterback by the 247Sports composite, let everyone know he was flying in from Reno, Nev., on Thursday.
On my way to the airport for my official visit to Michigan! Fired up, and can't wait to meet my future teammates. #GoBlue ✈️
— Cade McNamara (@Cademac12_QB) April 12, 2018
Coach Jim Harbaugh will still hold practice for his team Saturday, but it won’t be inside Michigan Stadium and in front of fans and media because of expected thunderstorms. Practice will be held as normal at Al Glick Fieldhouse and the recruits will be there to observe.
Defensive backs coach Mike Zordich said Thursday night that there will be plenty of team family members and friends at the session because many were already making the trip for the spring game.
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Rumler, a 4-star guard from Akron (Ohio) Hoban High School, and Herron, a 4-star defensive end from Louisville (Ky.) Trinity, announced their commitments last July. Rumler has been a lifelong Michigan fan with family ties to the state (he was born in Jackson). But Ohio State and Clemson are two programs still pursuing him. He is the No. 4-ranked guard in the country, the No. 3-ranked player in Ohio and has accepted an invitation to play in the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game next January.
100% committed 〽️ https://t.co/6mb4Peztws
— Nolan Rumler (@steamboat_70) April 13, 2018
Herron is the No. 1-ranked player in Kentucky and the No. 5-ranked weakside defensive end in the country. Stanford and Florida have been pursing him hard, so much so that various recruiting analysts, including Steve Wiltfong and Allen Trieu of 247Sports, are predicting he will flip from Michigan.
Michigan offered 5-star 2020 wide receiver A.J. Henning of Frankfort (Ill.) Lincoln-Way East this month. He’s planning on visiting. Henning is ranked the No. 23 player in the 2020 class.
Ann Arbor Saturday 📍〽️ #GoBlue
— AJ Henning3️⃣ (@AJHenning3) April 12, 2018
Cornerback Te’Cory Couch and wide receiver John Dunmore — 4-star teammates from Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna Prep — as well as 3-star tight end Luke Deal of Greenwood (S.C.) Emerald and 4-star linebacker Anthony Solomon of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas previously announced plans to make official visits to Michigan this weekend. Solomon committed to Miami on April 4 and called off his visit to Ann Arbor.
Couch is a Tennessee commit but, according to Andrew Ivins of 247Sports, Michigan and Miami are the leading candidates for him.
In-state players Lance Dixon (West Bloomfield), Michael Fletcher (Flint Carman-Ainsworth), Sam Johnson Jr. (Walled Lake Western), and Marcel Lewis (Clinton Township Chippewa Valley) also are expected to visit this weekend.
Guard Zach Carpenter of Cincinnati Moeller, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound 3-star prospect, is planning on making an unofficial visit.
Looking forward to Michigan this weekend! Go Blue!! pic.twitter.com/h53Wvpa4eE
— Zach Carpenter (@CZach23) April 11, 2018
One top Wolverines target who won’t be in Ann Arbor this weekend is 2019 wide receiver Cornelius Johnson of Brunswick School in Greenwich, Conn. He visited Wednesday, just a couple days after scoring the highest marks at The Opening regional in New Jersey.
— Cornelius Johnson (@CorneliusNation) April 11, 2018