The Michigan Wolverines are back from their team trip to France and the recruiting department is hitting the ground running. Here’s a few things to know about the recent going-ons of Michigan recruiting.
No breaks for the Wolverines
France was in no way or form a break from recruiting for the Wolverines. The trip itself was a recruiting strategy. ESPN reporter Marty Smith traveled with the team and reported on the trip, giving Michigan plenty of media time that recruits were sure to be watching.
If having the media follow the team wasn’t enough of a genius recruiting move for Michigan, then having defensive tackle Jeffrey M’ba meet the coaching staff in his home country solidified the trip as recruiting gold. M’ba came to the United States to continue his education and football career and quickly caught the eye of schools such as Penn State, Maryland, Michigan State, Alabama, and Ohio State. In April, M’ba visited Alabama, but Jim Harbaugh was able to one-up Nick Saban and bring his entire program to M’ba’s home country. A little hard to beat that one, Saban.
Another possible brother duo?
June is a huge month for visits. Recruits who are uncommitted and recruits who are committed will be traveling to Ann Arbor in a month. 5-star defensive end and Michigan commit Christopher Hinton set his official visit date and will be making the trek from Georgia on June 22. Hinton’s younger brother, also a Michigan prospect, will be joining Hinton on the trip. Myles Hinton is a 4-star tackle with offers from Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Michigan State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Stanford, Virginia Tech and USC.
At the end of April, Ole Miss officially granted transfer quarterback Shea Patterson immediate eligibility and Michigan fans were on cloud nine for a week. Michigan is now set for the 2018 season, but recruiting is always looking forward. Michigan native 3-star pro-style quarterback Sam Johnson announced that he will making a decision on May 7 following a football showcase at Walled Lake Western. Johnson narrowed his offers down to a top 5 of Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Syracuse, and Boston College. If Johnson were to commit to Michigan come May 7, he would be the second quarterback of the 2019 class along with 4-star Cade McNamara.