MIAMI — Michigan’s recruitment staff has been preparing for the possibility that two of its top targets in 2018 might be gone by the start of next month.
The Wolverines have narrowed the gap with Florida State and Georgia in the class of 2018 recruiting class rankings, with the two schools now holding the top three spots.
That puts Michigan’s top targets on track for visits with the Gators and Falcons next month, which is a possibility given the fact that both schools are in the top five of their respective recruiting rankings.
The Wolverines, though, still have a month to play and a year to go before the 2019 class is officially released.
“We’ve got a couple of big targets we’re targeting, and we’re very excited to get them back,” coach Mark Dantonio said.
Michigan has also added another recruit from the class that didn’t make the list, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound offensive lineman from Chicago, Illinois.
He is expected to enroll at Michigan this spring.
The Michigan commitment, the second in the Wolverines’ 2018 class, will have to sit out the 2018 season.
Dantonio wouldn’t comment on the possible departure of two of Michigan ‘s top targets.
“I don’t want to talk about the players that we have in the pipeline,” he said.
“We are trying to make sure that we’re as aggressive as we can be and keep our players in the best shape we can.”
Dantonios has been criticized for the recruitment of many of his top targets, including wide receiver Jaelen Strong, defensive lineman Kevin Dodd, offensive lineman Travaris Robinson, wide receiver Devin Fuller, and defensive back Darius James.
He has been credited with recruiting a few of the top defensive players in this class, like linebacker Darius Hamilton, who is the nation’s top-ranked defensive back.