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Michigan football recruiting: Up-and-down start to the weekend adds urgency to major 4-star target

A four-star in-state target gained some urgency last night when a major Michigan football target elected to play in the SEC.



Michigan football recruiting, Jeremiah Beasley

We are now more than halfway through June — seeing as it is the third weekend of the month, a new wave of major official visitors is currently in Ann Arbor. One of the most important Michigan football recruiting visitors right now is four-star in-state linebacker, Jeremiah Beasley. He was once leaning towards Michigan State, but it seems that he is now strongly considering Michigan (Maize and Blue). Yesterday was a mixed start to the weekend for the Wolverines, but a significant miss last night highlights the importance of Beasley’s recruitment this weekend for Jim Harbaugh and the coaching staff.

Two notable misses for Michigan football recruiting

Yesterday had its highs and lows for Michigan football recruiting. To kick things off in the afternoon, the Maize and Blue secured an impressive commitment from Micah Ka’apana, a talented running back from Las Vegas. Ka’apana has shown great potential in his film and is expected to be a valuable addition to Mike Hart’s running back room in 2024.

However, the rest of the evening didn’t go as well for Michigan football. Boo Carter, one of the Wolverines’ top targets, announced his decision to play for the Tennessee Volunteers in the SEC. Despite Carter’s positive official visit to Ann Arbor the previous weekend, his home-state program managed to sway him and secure a significant commitment.

Following Carter’s announcement came a surprise for those closely following Michigan football recruiting. Four-star linebacker Aaron Chiles, who had been trending towards the Wolverines, pledged his commitment to the Florida Gators, marking the second notable miss for Michigan over the weekend.

While these two setbacks are not ideal for the Wolverines, they are not catastrophic for the current Michigan football recruiting class. However, it does increase the urgency surrounding the recruitment of Jeremiah Beasley, a highly regarded linebacker from Belleville High School in Michigan, who is currently visiting the campus.

Can Jim Harbaugh lock down Jeremiah Beasley?

Jeremiah Beasley has been a significant recruiting target for the Michigan Wolverines as a four-star in-state linebacker. At this time last year, it seemed that Mel Tucker and the Michigan State Spartans had an advantage. However, over the past few months, Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines have taken the lead and are now heavily favored to secure Beasley’s commitment.

While Boo Carter’s addition wouldn’t compensate for missing out on an athlete like him, Aaron Chiles was an edge rusher/linebacker who could have made a substantial impact on the Maize and Blue defense. With Chiles not joining Michigan football, the importance of landing Beasley has only increased for the Wolverines. Fortunately, they appear to be in a strong position to do just that, and should manage to continue this recruiting dominance throughout the remainder of the summer.

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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.