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Michigan football makes top-5 with four-star 2024 wide receiver

The Wolverines made the top-5 for a highly sought-after 2024 wide receiver.



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Dec 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Ronnie Bell (8) scores on a 34-yard catch and run against the TCU Horned Frogs in the second half of the 2022 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Harbaugh has assembled the No. 3 2024 recruiting class to this point, and it looks like he is nowhere near being finished. On Sunday, one of the top Michigan football recruiting targets announced his top-5 remaining schools and the Wolverines made the cut. Four-star 2024 wide receiver Gatlin Bair — the No. 1 player in Idaho — could be the next major grab for the Michigan Wolverines in the 2024 recruiting class.

Michigan football makes top-5 for 2024 four-star wide receiver Gatlin Bair

Gatlin Bair is a consensus four-star 2024 wide receiver out of Burley Senior in Burley, Idaho. Bair is well-known in recruiting circles for his explosive speed and route running, which could make him the perfect target for the crown jewel of the 2024 Michigan football recruiting class: five-star QB Jadyn Davis. Bair is down to five schools now: Michigan, Nebraska, Boise State, Oregon, and TCU. Of these programs, the Wolverines are in the best shape to push for the national title, which could factor into his decision. Michigan is also the best academic school remaining among these options and produces more NFL talent than the competition — all strong selling points for Jim Harbaugh.

According to 247 Sports, Bair is a four-star 2024 wide receiver and is ranked as the No. 40 player nationally, the No. 9 wide receiver in his class, and the No. 1 recruit in Idaho. He also had some good things to say about Michigan football following his top-5 announcement and expressed a lot of interest in making a trip to Ann Arbor very soon.

“Haven’t been able to get out to Ann Arbor yet,” Bair told On3. “but I have a good relationship with the staff and they do a great job developing elite players.”

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