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Michigan football likely facing final chance with four-star cornerback Aaron Scott

A lot is on the line for Michigan football recruiting.



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Dec 3, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive back Will Johnson (2) celebrates his second interception of the game during the second half of the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan football recruiting is on fire lately, proudly holding the top spot for the 2024 cycle’s national rankings. Their impressive 2024 class currently consists of 17 committed players, the majority of whom are highly regarded four and five-star prospects. Even as the summer progresses, there are no signs of their momentum slowing down. Recently, Michigan has intensified their efforts to secure the commitment of Aaron Scott, a highly sought-after four-star cornerback who is also a prime target for Ohio State. It appears that the Wolverines will have one last opportunity to present their case and convince Scott to join their ranks.

Michigan football recruiting facing final chance with four-star cornerback Aaron Scott

The Michigan Wolverines have embarked on an arduous recruiting journey, and their efforts have paid off with the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class. The significance of landing Aaron Scott for Michigan football cannot be overstated, and the Wolverines have made a compelling case for his commitment, holding onto a glimmer of hope.

Recently, Scott unveiled his official visit plans for next month, and the Wolverines secured a crucial slot on June 16th. This date aligns with a significant visit period, as many of Michigan’s top targets will be on campus. Reports from The Wolverine indicate that all 17 members of the 2024 Michigan football recruiting class have actively recruited Scott through social media and private conversations. However, the Buckeyes have been employing similar tactics.

Ohio State, Scott’s in-state school, currently leads the recruitment race according to the Recruiting Prediction Machine, boasting a 94.1% chance of securing this highly sought-after defensive prospect. Nevertheless, Michigan football has one final opportunity.

On June 16th, Scott will be in Ann Arbor, marking the Wolverines’ last chance to sway him. The subsequent weekend, he will take an official visit to Columbus, where Ryan Day will likely make a persuasive pitch to secure his commitment. Michigan football remains in contention; however, if Scott departs Ann Arbor without committing, the Wolverines’ prospects may dwindle.

Aaron Scott is a prominent target for Michigan football in this recruiting class, and the reasons are evident. Ranked No. 38 nationally, No. 4 among cornerbacks, and the top recruit in Ohio according to the On3 Industry Rankings, he possesses immense talent. If the Wolverines manage to sway him away from the Buckeyes, it would undoubtedly be one of Jim Harbaugh’s most significant recruiting victories as head coach of the Michigan football program.

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