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Michigan football recruiting facing huge test with major five-star visitor

Michigan football is trending in a great direction with yet another five-star target.



Michigan football recruiting, five-star wide receiver, official visit
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The 2024 Michigan football recruiting efforts have been exceptional recently, securing 17 hard commits and counting. Their impressive performance has propelled them to the No. 2 spot in the composite rankings. As official visit season approaches, the Wolverines are gaining momentum, and their latest achievement is securing an official visit from highly sought-after five-star wide receiver, Ryan Wingo.

Michigan football recruiting locks in huge official visit with Ryan Wingo

Wingo is currently ranked among the top wide receiver recruits in the nation and holds a prominent position in the 247 Sports rankings. The 2024 Michigan football recruiting class already includes an exceptional five-star quarterback commit, Jadyn Davis from North Carolina, but only has one wide receiver commit. Therefore, securing a talent like Wingo would be a significant boost for the Wolverines in this recruiting cycle.

Measuring at 6-foot-2 and weighing 190 pounds, Wingo is an impressive prospect in the 2024 recruiting class. He has caught the attention of Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff, who consider him a priority target. While there are indications that Wingo may be leaning towards the Georgia Bulldogs, the unpredictable nature of official visits makes it difficult to determine his final decision.

His official visit is scheduled for June 9th-11th, which will be a crucial period for the Wolverines’ recruiting efforts as they will be hosting a number of top targets.

National Championship caliber expectations for the 2024 class add pressure to land five-star commits

The 2024 Michigan football recruiting class has already generated substantial hype, with some even suggesting it has the potential to compete for a national championship. Adding a player of Wingo’s caliber, an elite talent hailing from St. Louis, MO, would be yet another significant victory for Jim Harbaugh and his recruiting efforts.

To stay competitive with the best in college football, the Wolverines must continue to recruit at the highest level. So far, their progress has been promising, but they must maintain their intensity throughout the summer to retain their elite status.

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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.