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Will Michigan football end its commitment drought soon?

Michigan football needs to end its commitment drought soon and it’s possible it could happen as soon as this weekend.



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Michigan football is starting to get some momentum on the recruiting trail. But soon enough, the Wolverines need to turn that momentum into something tangible, like a commitment.

The Wolverines haven’t landed one of those since right after the Rose Bowl. It didn’t help that Michigan football lost head coach Jim Harbaugh to the NFL. Sherrone Moore was hired quickly but a huge chunk of the coaching staff followed Harbaugh to the Chargers, making Moore’s task even more difficult.

Sherrone has expanded Michigan’s recruiting operation. He hired Sean Magee to be the general manager and the Wolverines are getting a lot of highly-ranked recruits on campus. But now they need to start moving the needle toward commitments and this weekend could be the perfect opportunity for that.

Could Michigan football commitment drought end this weekend?

The Wolverines have four-star wideout Taz Williams visiting this weekend and Michigan football has been trending as the favorite. Chad Simmons of projected Williams, a wideout from Texas to commit to the Wolverines. This weekend provides a good chance to close for the coaching staff.

Williams is ranked No. 284 overall in the 2025 class according to the On3 Industry rankings. He also has a 66 percent chance to commit to Michigan after the recent expert prediction from Simmons. That’s the only expert prediction right now for a wideout who caught 80 passes for 1,251 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2023.

But there’s a good chance we see more expert projections if the visit goes well, or who knows, maybe a verbal commitment for the first time in months. Avery Gach is another Michigan football target on commitment watch after some recent crystal balls along with Dawayne Galloway, a top-100 cornerback from Ohio.

Michigan is the mix for plenty of top-notch recruits. It’s just a matter of finishing. Getting an NIL plan in place to sell to recruits is critical. Not having that has doomed Michigan on the trail the past few years but in terms of rankings and lack of commitments, it’s way too early to worry about that.

A commitment needs to come soon rather than later, but I trust Sherrone. He’s exceptional on the trail. He’s got a plan and soon Michigan football will start to see recruiting success. That’s my prediction at least. Whether a commitment comes this weekend or not.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided where he has covered the Michigan Wolverines since 2016. With family ties to Detroit, Chris has been a Wolverines diehard since the day he was born and attacks every blog with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind. Chris is also a Heisman Trophy voter.