I bet all you can think about right now are the presents you’re about to open the next two days.
And Najee Harris.
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Welcome to this week’s Michigan recruiting mailbag.
@LandOfJustice who are Michigan's top 2018 targets? Too early to say?
— Matt Faremouth (@faremouthmatt) December 23, 2016
Answer: Michigan is mostly concentrated on 2017, obviously. But, it’s good to wonder about the Wolverines’ top options for next year’s class.
The biggest name I know is Las Vegas Bishop Gorman 4-star (247Composite) QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson. He’s a dual-threat who Jim Harbaugh has at the top of his list for 2018. His strong pocket presence and arm strength, matched with his ability to take off and run, enamors Michigan’s head coaach.
Thompson-Robinson is being pursued in hopes of landing his best friend, Brevin Jordan, a 4-star tight end from the same national championship high school team. His versatility at the position, and high-end receiving ability, fits right into Michigan’s scheme.
The other names are 5-star DT Tarim Vincent from IMG Academy – a school from which Michigan landed two commits this week in the 2017 class – and BJ Foster, a 5-star athlete.
@LandOfJustice Who is the most underrated recruit who you think will make a big impact (3*)?
— CisGender Stick (@Stick_Man_Says) December 23, 2016
A: I’m inclined to say Ben Mason, a 3-star LB commit, but that’s only if he ends up at fullback.
From Michigan’s class, a no-doubter is Andrew Stueber. The 3-star OT out of Darien (Conn.) has all of the mechanics you can dream of from a high school lineman, accompanied with good-enough strength. That will get better under college coaching.
Regardless, Stueber has been highly regarded after a strong camp circuit and senior season. I think he’ll start on the O-line in his redshirt sophomore season … maybe sooner.
@LandOfJustice What happened with Nico Collins? Haven't heard anything recently. Thanks!
— David Gohrband (@TheRealGohrband) December 23, 2016
A: It’s mostly due to the dead period. There isn’t going to be a lot of noise around the guys making decisions at or near National Signing Day until probably mid-January. I’m still at the “if he doesn’t choose Michigan, jaws will drop” stage with 4-star WR Nico Collins.
A late push from Georgia could change that. But I doubt that happens for now.
@LandOfJustice do you think we will get any more commits in December?
— Ξvan Swart (@eswart82) December 23, 2016
A: Absolutely. And I think it happens Friday night. Paramus Catholic (N.J.) 4-star LB Drew Singleton will make his decision at 7 p.m. ET on Friday via a Twitter video.
If it’s any team except Michigan, it will be the most surprising last-second change of heart since Mike Weber. Honestly, this one is as wrapped up as the presents you’ll be opening tomorrow night.