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Michigan football recruiting looking to make big moves with top 75 recruit this week

A major Michigan football recruiting target is about to be back in Ann Arbor.



Michigan football recruiting, Zaquan Patterson
Nov 20, 2021; College Park, Maryland, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive back Daxton Hill (30) and defensive back Rod Moore (19) stands in position during the first half against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Tomorrow, top 75 recruit Zaquan Patterson, a four-star safety in the class of 2024 from Hollywood, FL, is expected to visit Ann Arbor and meet with the Wolverines. Patterson, who is considering making a commitment announcement earlier than anticipated, is a highly sought-after prospect by several prominent programs. While Miami seems to have an advantage, it would be unwise to underestimate Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football team in a competition of this nature.

Michigan football recruiting looking to impress top 75 recruiting during visit this week

According to reports, Zaquan Patterson is planning to visit Michigan football in Ann Arbor this week. The Wolverines recently secured their 22nd commitment for the recruiting cycle, and if Jim Harbaugh can successfully recruit Patterson, it would be a significant achievement for the team.

Zaquan Patterson, a four-star safety from Florida, is highly regarded in the Industry Rankings. He is ranked as the 72nd-best recruit in the nation, the third-best safety in his class, and the 11th best player in Florida.

Although Michigan football missed out on a few top targets recently, including four-star Aaron Chiles who committed to Florida, they have made up for it with a series of commitments. With Patterson, one of the top prospects in the 2024 cycle, soon visiting their campus, it is expected that Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines will go all out in their efforts to convince Patterson to choose Michigan.

Currently, Miami holds a significant lead in the RPM (Recruiting Prediction Machine); however, Michigan football remains in second place, indicating some optimism for the Wolverines in this recruiting competition.

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