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Michigan football makes top 3 for elite recruiting target

Michigan football has been named a finalist for a top-ranked target in the 2024 recruiting class.



Michigan football, Jameer Grimsley
Sep 3, 2022; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive back Rod Moore (19) celebrates after he makes an interception in the first half against the Colorado State Rams at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

On July 1st, Jameer Grimsley will be announcing his commitment. The Wolverines have been targeting this highly sought-after cornerback for quite some time and now appear to be a top contender in his recruitment. Today, Grimsley announced his three finalists ahead of his commitment announcement, and Michigan football made the cut along with two top SEC programs.

Jameer Grimsley puts Michigan football in his top 3

Jameer Grimsley is one of the top cornerback targets in the 2024 recruiting class, ranking among the nation’s best prospects. As of July, the 2024 Michigan football recruiting class is ranked as the No. 3 class in the nation, with 24 hard commitments and counting. They trail only Georgia and Ohio State in the composite rankings. Earlier today, he announced the three schools he will be choosing from on July 1st: Michigan football, Florida, and Alabama.

Wolverines closing in on another elite target in the 2024 recruiting class

According to the ON3 rankings, Jameer Grimsley is a four-star cornerback recruit, ranked as the No. 77 recruit in the nation, the No. 11 cornerback in the 2024 cycle, and the No. 14 recruit in the state of Florida. With the Wolverines in need of more defensive backs in this recruiting cycle, this is a significant development for Jim Harbaugh and his elite program.

Once again, Michigan football offers more than just on-field success to Grimsley — the Maize and Blue excel both on the field and in the classroom. Providing recruits with the best of both worlds has been a top selling point for Harbaugh and the Wolverines throughout the recruiting process.

“Michigan is a great school academically,” said Grimsley, per Hayes Fawcett. “They are the current Big Ten champs and have been for the last two years. They have a chance this year to do something special this year and the program keeps getting better and better. Also have a great track record for putting their players in the league.”

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