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Major Michigan football recruiting target breaks top 10 in newest rankings

Michigan football recruiting is trending for a major top 10 target.



Major Michigan football recruiting target, DJ Pickett
May 1, 2023; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and team at the game between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Harbaugh’s 2025 Michigan football recruiting class is off to an impressive start, currently holding the No. 4 ranking nationally. Despite being in the early stages, the Wolverines are diligently working to assemble a formidable class for the year following their signing of the 2024 class, which is already generating significant excitement among fans as one of the program’s most promising groups.

In the latest On3 300 rankings, DJ Pickett, a highly sought-after recruit, earned a spot among the top 10 players in the nation. This recognition further underscores Pickett’s exceptional talent and the significance of his recruitment for the Wolverines. As Michigan continues its recruiting efforts, securing prospects like Pickett could help solidify their position among the elite programs in college football.

Major Michigan football recruiting target ranked among top 10 in new rankings

The recently released On3 top 300 rankings have brought attention to DJ Pickett, who has now secured a spot in the top 10 recruits nationwide. The Recruiting Prediction Machine suggests that the Michigan Wolverines are strong contenders in Pickett’s recruitment, ranking second behind the Florida State Seminoles.

DJ Pickett, a four-star safety in the class of 2025, has garnered recognition in the On3 Industry rankings. He currently holds the impressive positions of being the eighth-ranked recruit nationally, the top-ranked safety recruit in the country, and the second-ranked recruit in the state of Florida. Should the Wolverines successfully recruit Pickett, he has the potential to become a vital piece of Jim Harbaugh’s upcoming recruiting class.

It is worth noting that DJ Pickett has attracted significant attention from various schools across the nation, with his home state’s institution, Florida State University, emerging as a strong contender according to the RPM. However, as it is still early in the recruiting process, there remains a solid opportunity for Harbaugh and his team to make a compelling case that could sway Pickett to choose the Maize and Blue on signing day.

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