Michigan is in on a lot of high-profile recruits in the 2017 class.
There’s some big names left on the board for Michigan. The names have become well-known to fans who are following along with the recruiting class.
Here’s a list of the 5-star recruits that Michigan has the best chance to sign:
Detroit Cass Tech 5-star WR Donovan Peoples-Jones – He is as good as it gets, not only in Michigan, but in the entire country. Ranked as the No. 12 overall player in the country, and the nation’s top receiver, Peoples-Jones has been Michigan’s top priority for nearly two years in this class. He’s visiting Florida on Saturday, and the competition remains with the Gators, Florida State, Michigan State and Ohio State. But the Wolverines have the lead.
Calabasas (Calif.) 5-star CB Darnay Holmes – The No. 11 overall player and nation’s No. 2 cornerback, Darnay Holmes has roots at Michigan. His longtime friend David Long is a freshman cornerback in Ann Arbor right now. The opportunity to play the same position together at Michigan has played a big role in Holmes’ recruitment. UCLA has an assistant on staff that happens to be Holmes’ father’s best friend, but the Bruins have played so poorly, and UCLA head coach Jim Mora has received a lot of negativity from the fan base, it’s been pushing Holmes away from being a lock to choose them. This race is tight.
Antioch (Calif.) 5-star RB Najee Harris – The No. 1 player in the country. Harris is the best running back prospect since LSU’s Leonard Fournette, and before him it was Adrian Peterson. The three play so similarly, and the comparisons are made every time Harris is brought up. At 6 feet 2, he’s the perfect blend of power and speed. He’s committed to Alabama, but his strong relationship with Jim Harbaugh has rumored to be enough to swing him to Ann Arbor.
Michigan is pursuing many other recruits, such as Alex Leatherwood and Baron Browning, but there isn’t enough steam right now to include those players in the poll.
So, who do you want in maize and blue most? Vote below:
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