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Major four-star Michigan football recruiting target cancels official visit

A major Michigan football target will no longer be coming to Ann Arbor this weekend.



Michigan football, Darien Mayo

Over the weekend, Michigan football recruiting missed out on four-star edge rusher Aaron Chiles, who opted for Florida instead. Additionally, the Wolverines failed to obtain the talents of Boo Carter, a four-star defensive back, who committed to Tennessee. Today, a new setback appears to have occurred for the Maize and Blue as four-star edge rusher Darien Mayo, a major target for Michigan, will no longer be visiting Ann Arbor.

Major Michigan football recruiting target cancels upcoming visit with the Wolverines

Losing Darien Mayo undoubtedly stings a bit for Michigan football. The race seemed to be between the Wolverines and Clemson Tigers (according to the Recruiting Prediction Machine), but after today’s news, Jim Harbaugh’s program appears to be out of contention.

So far, Mayo has visited Clemson, Ohio State, and USC. Somewhere along the way, Michigan football recruiting fell short in their pursuit of his talents, despite once being considered a major player in this race. According to the ON3 rankings, Darien Mayo is a four-star defensive edge player from Maryland in the 2024 cycle. He is ranked as the No. 89 recruit in his class, the No. 8 edge rusher, and the No. 2 recruit in the state of Maryland.

Losing out on this 6-foot-8 edge rusher is another tough blow for the Wolverines. However, it does not diminish the fact that Michigan football currently has the No. 2 ranked class nationally, with 22 committed players heading into July. Prior to this class, the most commits that Jim Harbaugh had secured in a Michigan recruiting class before July 1st was 16, which happened back in the 2021 class.

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