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Michigan football kicks off February with loads of good recruiting news

The Wolverines are off to a hot start in February.



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After going 12-2 in 2021 and 13-1 in 2022, winning two Big Ten titles, and making the Playoff twice, you’d think Michigan football would be hot on the recruiting trail with many of the nation’s best players. While that is somewhat the case, Jim Harbaugh and his staff have not been landing many of the country’s top prospects as of late.

Yesterday, one of Michigan’s top transfer portal targets committed to Ohio State; today, another one of the Wolverines’ top prospects landed at South Carolina instead of in Ann Arbor.

On Wednesday, Michigan football finally received some much-needed good news regarding their recruiting efforts. The Wolverines are trending for two of their top targets — both in the 2024 class — and landed a massive 2023 commitment.

Michigan flips 2023 Stanford commit (2023)

Yesterday, Michigan football received four crystal balls to land four-star Cameron Brandt, currently committed to the Stanford Cardinal. That being said, since Stanford is amidst a coaching change, most thought that Brandt would likely be flipping his commitment, and the Wolverines are hot on the trail.

This morning, two more crystal balls rolled in for Brandt, meaning Michigan totaled six crustal balls for the 2023 defensive lineman, and the Wolverines were the heavy favorite to land him. Brandt is a 247 Sports four-star (three-star composite) in the 2023 class and is a solid addition to Michigan’s newest class of Wolverines.

This afternoon — around 1:30 PM — Brandt officially committed to Michigan football.

Michigan football receives crystal ball for I’Marion Stewart (2024)

Wednesday morning, Steve Lorenz (a Michigan insider) put in a crystal ball for 2024 four-star athlete I’Marion Stewart. Stewart hails from Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Illinois, and is a top prospect in the state of Illinois and the midwest region.

247 Sports ranks Stewart as the No. 265 player in the nation, the No. 32 athlete, and the No. 5 player in Illinois. Stewert is a 247 composite four-star prospect with an overall grade of 0.9095, and would be a massive addition to Michigan’s 12-ranked 2024 recruiting class.

Wolverines trending for four-star in-state athlete (2024)

This morning, another crystal ball rolled in for Michigan football; this time, it was for one of the top prospects in Michigan. Jacob Oden, a four-star wide receiver from Harper Woods High School in Harper Woods, MI, received his ninth crystal ball to land in Ann Arbor in the 2024 class.

Oden would be a massive pickup for Michigan’s 2024 class, which could break the top 10 with some help. The Wolverines need some skill players in the class, and keeping an in-state player with as much talent as Oden has would be huge.

Jacob Oden is a four-star recruit according to 247 Sports and is ranked as the No. 160 player in the nation, the No. 17 athlete in the 2024 class, and the No. 5 player in the state.

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