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Michigan football recruiting still vying for 5-star defensive lineman in 2024 recruiting class

Michigan football is still in the running for a top 25 recruit in the country for the 2024 class.



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Dec 29, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Michigan Wolverines celebrate after linebacker Jordan Glasgow (29) recovers a blocked punt by Florida Gators punter Tommy Townsend (not pictured) in the second quarter in the 2018 Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines are one of the ten remaining programs in consideration for Aydin Breland, a five-star defensive line recruit in the 2024 recruiting class. Yesterday, he unveiled his top 10 choices, and Michigan football recruiting made the cut alongside prestigious programs such as Ohio State, Georgia, and others.

Michigan football recruiting makes the cut for five-star defensive lineman in 2024 class

Yesterday, Michigan football recruiting secured a commitment from Cole Sullivan, a new three-star linebacker hailing from Pennsylvania. Sullivan now joins the Wolverines’ 2024 recruiting class as their 17th hard commit and becomes the third linebacker commit in this cycle.

Following Sullivan’s commitment, Michigan football received more positive news as they remain in contention for Aydin Breland, a highly sought-after five-star defensive lineman in the 2024 class. According to 247 Sports, Breland is ranked as the No. 25 recruit in his class, the No. 4 defensive lineman, and the No. 2 recruit in California.

Breland has garnered attention from numerous prominent programs, but he recently narrowed down his choices to ten schools. Michigan, Nebraska, and Ohio State are the final remaining Big Ten programs in contention. Other finalists include Oregon, Tennessee, LSU, Georgia, Miami, Texas A&M, and USC. As of now, there are no clear favorites according to the Recruiting Prediction Machine, and 247 Sports does not provide any specific predictions for Breland.

Although Breland has not visited Ann Arbor yet, it is expected that the Michigan football recruiting staff will actively work to change that in the near future as visit season approaches this summer.

“I talk to coach Elston and coach Harbaugh on a pretty consistent basis so they’ve kept my interest in Michigan high,” he told Hayes Fawcett of On3.

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