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Michigan football trending for elite linebacker following recruiting visit

The Wolverines are trending for an top 10 linebacker following his recruiting visit to Ann Arbor.



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On April 12th, the Wolverines hosted an important visitor on a recruiting visit in Ann Arbor. Elite linebacker Brayden Platt — a top 10 LB in the 2024 recruiting class — was impressed by the Wolverines on his visit last week, enough to include Michigan as one of eight finalists in his recruitment.

Michigan football trending for elite linebacker Brayden Platt

Brayden Platt, a 247 Sports four-star linebacker, is one of the top defensive targets for Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan football program on the 2024 recruiting trail. Platt is a native of Yelm, Washington, and attends Yelm High School — despite being a west coast target, he has some interest in a couple of Midwest programs, such as Notre Dame and Michigan football.

This week, Platt revealed his top-8 schools and the Wolverines made the cut along with some elite company. The final remaining schools for Brayden Platt are Michigan, Notre Dame, Miami, Oregon, USC, UCLA, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma.

Rankings and more info

According to 247 Sports, Brayden Platt is a massive 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker in the 2024 recruiting class. He is a four-star composite recruit, and 247 ranks him as the No. 91 recruit in the class, the No. 9 linebacker, and the No. 2 recruit in the state of Washington.

With Michigan’s 2024 recruiting class already looking elite, landing another top-tier defensive standout (from the west coast) would be another massive step in the right direction for Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff this cycle.

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