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Michigan football recruiting facing crucial official visit next weekend

The Wolverines have a shot at locking down another major four-star target next weekend.



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Sep 16, 2017; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines linebacker Devin Bush (10) gets set against the Air Force Falcons in the second half at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 Michigan football recruiting class is currently the largest class in the nation and holds a ranking of No. 2 in the composite rankings. The Wolverines’ combination of quality and quantity sets Jim Harbaugh’s class apart from the rest. Additionally, next weekend, they have the opportunity to add another crucial piece to the puzzle: four-star linebacker Jacob Smith, who will be visiting Ann Arbor (official) along with his brother.

Michigan football recruiting has a chance to lock down Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith is one of the top remaining targets for Michigan football in their recruiting efforts. His brother, Jerod Smith, has already committed to the Wolverines, and it is anticipated that Jacob will follow suit, possibly as early as this weekend.

On June 2nd, the Smith brothers, both four-star recruits in the 2024 recruiting cycle, will be making their official visits to Ann Arbor. According to the ON3 Recruiting Prediction Machine, Michigan football has a highly favorable 89.5% chance of securing a commitment from the second Smith brother.

Smith could be yet another key addition to the 2024 class

According to the recently updated industry rankings, Smith is ranked as the No. 239 recruit in the nation. He also holds the No. 18 spot for EDGE players and is the No. 3 recruit in the state of Connecticut.

With his impressive physical attributes of being 6-foot-4 and weighing 225 pounds, along with his exceptional talent and technique, he is an ideal target for Michigan football. With his official visit scheduled for one week from now, things are looking promising for the Maize and Blue.

Smith is one of the four official visitors who will be in Ann Arbor next weekend. Out of the four, two are strongly leaning towards Michigan football (Brian Robinson and Jacob Smith), one is already committed to the team (Jerod Smith), and one seems likely to choose a PAC-12 school (Marquis Gallegos).

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