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Recruiting analysts believe Michigan did well with its biggest targets during visits last weekend.
Steve Lorenz of 247Sports writes that the Wolverines have a bigger lead in their Crystal Ball projections for 4-star defensive tackle Tyler Friday of Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey. Friday took his official visit to Michigan this past weekend, one week after officially visiting Ohio State. Friday also listed Penn State, Miami and UCLA among his final five choices this month, and he’s not expected to sign a National Letter of Intent during the upcoming early signing period of Dec. 20-22.
Friday and defensive end Eyabi Anoma of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore are two of the biggest targets for Michigan in the 2018 class. Anoma is also a 4-star prospect, and both players are rated among the top 65 players in the country according to the 247Sports composite.
Tight end Tommy Tremble is another player Michigan did well with in terms of the projections. Tremble, a 3-star player from Norcross, Ga., is also said to be considering Notre Dame and home state Georgia. Michigan already has commitments from two other tight ends (Mustapha Muhammad, Luke Schoonmaker) for 2018 but would welcome Tremble.
— Tommy Tremble ™ (@TommyTrem) November 27, 2017
Christian Turner honored
Running back Christian Turner, a 2018 commit, has been named first-team all-region for Buford (Ga.). Turner and Buford play in Georgia’s Class AAAAA Region 8. The Wolves are ranked No. 2 in the state and face top-ranked Rome on Friday in the state semifinals. Rome beat Buford in the state championship game last season.
— Buford Football (@buford_football) November 27, 2017
Wide receiver update
You can knock one wide receiver prospect off the Michigan recruiting target list. Dillon Spalding, a 2018 3-star receiver from Lorton, Va., announced his commitment to West Virginia on Monday night on his Twitter account. Michigan offered Spalding in September, and he had come down to the Wolverines and Mountaineers as his final two choices.
Michigan does not yet have a wide receiver commit for the 2018 or 2019 classes but is pushing hard for 4-star Louisiana prospect Ja’Marr Chase, a former Florida commit, as well as 3-star prospect Chris Olave of California.
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