Penn State is en route to Ann Arbor, but you have reached your destination in today’s Justice Report.
Oliver Martin will visit next week
Michigan expected Iowa City (Iowa) wide receiver Oliver Martin to visit this weekend along with wide receiver targets Nico Collins and Donovan Peoples-Jones. Sources told us that the 4-star Martin instead will visit Notre Dame, the favorite to land him. The good news is that Martin will still visit Michigan; he be in town for the Wisconsin game, which is another one with a stacked visitor list.
The names include 5-star Pensacola (Fla.) Washington offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood, 4-star Bradenton (Fla.) offensive center Cesar Ruiz, 4-star Aledo (Texas) Chuck Filiaga, 4-star Lexington (Ky.) offensive lineman Jedrick Wills, 4-star Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy linebacker Jordan Anthony, among many others.
The Wisconsin game, with as many candidates as the contest brings, should produce at least one commitment for Michigan.
Michigan pursuing two Boston College commits
The heat came to Cheshire (Conn.) Academy 3-star cornerback Brandon Sebastian when he received an offer from Michigan last week. The Boston College commit is considering Michigan, along with his 4-star wide receiver teammate Tarik Black. The best thing about this situation? Sebastian’s father loves Michigan and the opportunity it presents for his son. When Sebastian told his dad that he was talking to coach Jim Harbaugh — he didn’t believe him. When he proved it to him, his dad was ecstatic.
Michigan is now moving in on another Boston College commit – 3-star Bishop Hendricken (R.I.) linebacker Kwity Paye. Paye, like Sebastian, was recruited originally by Don Brown at Boston College. Brown, who now holds the same position at Michigan, is pursuing some of his former commits at Boston College. Paye spoke with LandOf10.com about the chances he and Sebastian will flip.
“The education is pretty darn good compared to Boston College. They have a stable environment with coaches, and they are competing for a title every year,” he said. “(Brandon Sebastian) and I talk about our situation a lot, and that we obviously have to look into it.”
Paye plans to visit in October. He and Sebastian are real contenders to become a part of this 2017 class.
Joshua Moore will visit Michigan
Yoakum (Texas) wide receiver Joshua Moore received his Michigan offer Thursday, which we talked about in the Thursday Justice Report. Moore had time to take it all in, and then the Top 100 player for the 2018 class shed some light on his reaction to the offer with LandOf10.com.
“I am very excited, I have been waiting on this offer,” Moore said.
Moore added that he is in the process of sorting out his visits, but he will visit Michigan.
The 6-foot-0.5 receiver has some ridiculous athleticism, and a wingspan that you don’t see too often in a high school junior. Here’s a good look at just how legit his pure athleticism is.
I don’t mean no harm… I just wanna ball! pic.twitter.com/LWZLU6g4OV
— JOSHUA MOORE ‼️ (@_TheJoshuaMoore) August 13, 2016
Other quick notes
- Corey Malone-Hatcher said he wants to visit for Saturday’s game, but it’s not set in stone. Nonetheless, if he gets on campus, he will be recruiting harder than ever.
- With the amount of linebackers Michigan is seeking, it’s expected it will bring in around three to four in this class, depending on how many want to commit.