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Michigan Wolverines football closing in on a new running back commitment

The Michigan Wolverines are looking to lock down a new running back target soon.



Michigan football running back Blake Corum
Sep 17, 2022; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum (2) rushes in the first half against the Connecticut Huskies at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

There is an air of excitement surrounding the Michigan Wolverines’ football recruiting efforts at the moment. As we speak, the third wave of official visitors is arriving on campus for another significant recruiting weekend. This week, several new insider predictions have emerged, favoring the Maize and Blue to secure a talented running back recruit for the class of 2024. With each passing day, it seems more likely that this will become a reality.

In fact, this morning, another crystal ball prediction was placed on 247 Sports, indicating that the Michigan Wolverines are expected to successfully recruit Micah Kaapana, an impressive running back from the West Coast. Steve Wiltfong, one of the nation’s top recruiting experts, also predicts that Kaapana will choose the Maize and Blue.

Michigan Wolverines football trending to land West Coast running back recruit, Micah Kaapana.

Micah Kaapana, a three-star composite running back from Las Vegas, NV, is currently heavily favored to choose the Michigan Wolverines. The Wolverines have reportedly done an excellent job of selling themselves to the 5-foot-11, 195-pound RB prospect. During his official visit to Ann Arbor last weekend, it seems that the Maize and Blue made a strong impression.

This week, there has been a surge of crystal ball predictions in favor of Michigan football securing Micah Kaapana. While the Wolverines already have a commitment from running back Jordan Marshall from Ohio, they recognize the value of having multiple talented ball carriers in their offense.

Although some fans may be hesitant due to Kaapana’s three-star rating, the coaching staff has expressed their enthusiasm for his abilities. With a new prediction in favor of Michigan today, Kaapana now has four crystal ball predictions pointing towards the Wolverines, indicating that his commitment to the Maize and Blue is highly likely. However, no official announcement has been made yet, so Maize and Blue fans will be eagerly watching this recruitment unfold throughout 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 as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.