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Michigan football projected to land No. 1 running back in the nation

Michigan football is trending to land the No. 1 running back in the nation.



Michigan football, Taylor Tatum, No. 1 running back

The 2024 Michigan football recruiting class is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation, trailing only the Georgia Bulldogs by a few points. Today, the Wolverines received great news as Jim Harbaugh and his team received a new insider prediction for securing the commitment of the nation’s No. 1 running back, Taylor Tatum.

Michigan football trending for Taylor Tatum

Earlier this week, Taylor Tatum was upgraded to the top spot as the nation’s No. 1 running back, making him one of the most sought-after recruits in the 2024 class. Today, Rivals released a new insider prediction favoring Michigan football’s chances of securing a commitment from this highly coveted recruit.

Tatum ranked as the No. 1 running back in the nation

In the latest rankings update by 247 Sports composite rankings, Taylor Tatum has surged to claim the position of the nation’s top-ranked running back. Michigan football has been actively pursuing Tatum for quite some time, and there is hope that they might secure his commitment over the summer. If successful, this would be a significant addition to Jim Harbaugh’s already impressive 2024 recruiting class for the Wolverines, contingent on some good fortune.

However, Michigan football may encounter a hurdle in Tatum’s recruitment, as they are currently expected to secure a commitment from three-star recruit Micah Kaapana, a talented running back from Las Vegas, next month. The coaching staff is well aware of this situation and is closely monitoring it, ensuring that they make the best decision for the program’s long-term success.

According to the newest 247 Sports rankings, Taylor Tatum is actively competing for his fifth star and currently holds the 31st national ranking. Among Texas recruits, he stands at an impressive sixth position and firmly remains the top-ranked running back in the entire nation.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball. Right now, CJ is the publisher of Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. Previously, CJ has made stops with Fansided, The Michigan Daily, and more.