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Jim Harbaugh offers young Penn State football target

The class may be young, but Michigan could already be in a Big Ten East recruiting battle.



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Nov 13, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh gestures from the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Michigan defeated Penn State 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

With spring ball wrapped up and the season a few months away, it is currently college football recruiting season in Ann Arbor. Right now, Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan Wolverines are getting hot on the recruiting trail in the 2024 class and beyond. While the 2024 recruiting class has been kind to Michigan football thus far, the 2025 and 2026 classes are also taking priority — earlier this week, Michigan football offered a scholarship to a young Penn State football target: Demari Clemons of Buffalo, New York.

Michigan Wolverines offer 2026 Penn State football target

Penn State and Michigan are two of the best recruiting teams in the Big Ten conference — right now, the Wolverines (2) and Nittany Lions (8) both boast top-ranked 2024 classes and are two of three Big Ten teams ranked in the 247 Sports top 10. Heading into the new season, Michigan and Penn State both appear to be Big Ten title contenders and will face off in mid-November when the Michigan Wolverines make the trip to Happy Valley for the first time since Michigan’s narrow victory in 2021.

So far, 2026 athlete Demari Clemons is not rated by any recruiting outlet (due to how young the class is); however, Clemons has already picked up a few notable offers. Some of Clemons’ more significant offers include Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Syracuse, and more — he is also getting a solid look from the Georgia Bulldogs right now. He might pick up another offer from the reigning national champions soon.

New offer is ‘life-changing’

After picking up a new offer from the Michigan Wolverines, Demari Clemons was left speechless — all of his hard work on the football field is finally coming to fruition.

“To be honest with you, it means my life is changing right before my eyes. I would’ve never thought coming from Buffalo, New York that none of this is possible,” Clemons told 247 Sports. “My reaction was speechless. I never thought this would happen, but with hard work and dedication anything is possible.”

Clemons added that his interest level with the Michigan Wolverines is incredibly high right now.

“I’m super interested in Michigan,” Clemons said. “The program has a ton of history and the culture in that program is amazing. What I love about the school is having the opportunity to wear that maize and blue is bucket list.”

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