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Tennessee trending to land two major Michigan football recruiting targets

Tennessee is closing in on landing two top-ranked Michigan football targets.



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Tennessee is coming off a historic season in 2022, defeating Alabama and ultimately finishing the year with an 11-2 record. They capped off their successful season with a victory over the Clemson Tigers in the Orange Bowl. Michigan football finds itself in a similar position, having achieved a historic 13-1 season of their own; their season culminated in a Big Ten title and a College Football Playoff appearance.

Currently, the battle between these two teams extends beyond the field and onto the recruiting trail. According to recent reports, the Vols are showing positive signs of securing the commitment of two highly sought-after recruits for the Wolverines.

Tennessee trending for two major Michigan football recruiting targets

According to new reports from ON3 today, Tennessee is gaining momentum in their pursuit of two highly-regarded football recruits for Michigan. Both of these prospects are four-star targets in the 2024 recruiting class. Here’s what you need to know about the ongoing recruitment battles.

Four-star lineman Max Anderson

Michigan football recruiting has successfully secured commitments from several highly-rated offensive line targets, but one prospect has proven elusive thus far: four-star lineman Max Anderson from Frisco, TX. Michigan has been actively pursuing Anderson for a considerable period, even managing to schedule an upcoming official visit.

Recent developments indicate a shift in the situation. According to the updated Recruiting Prediction Machine odds, the Wolverines have slipped behind Tennessee in the race for his commitment. Currently, the Vols hold a 64.1% chance of securing the talented prospect from Texas.

Four-star defensive back Boo Carter

For a considerable period, several committed members of the 2024 Michigan football recruiting class have actively pursued Boo Carter, a highly-ranked defensive back in the 2024 class. Carter is widely regarded as one of the top uncommitted prospects and would be a significant addition to Michigan football. However, it appears that the Wolverines are losing ground in the recruitment battle.

While Michigan remains in contention, the Tennessee Volunteers have emerged as the frontrunners, and the gap between the two teams seems substantial. According to the RPM (Recruiting Prediction Machine), the Vols currently hold a commanding 92.3% chance of securing Carter’s commitment. Tennessee will be aiming to solidify their advantage and potentially finalize his recruitment during the official visit season next month.

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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.