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Michigan football is still working to land its first high school commitment. Here’s the latest on that, plus expert projections for 2025.

At some point in the recruiting class of 2023, Michigan football will need to land high school commitments.

Currently, the Wolverines have no safety commitments and none at the cornerback position. As for safety, that won’t be as much of a concern since the Wolverines signed Zeke Berry, Keon Sabb and Damani Dent in the 2022 class.

All three players should be playing early in their careers or at least have the potential too and Dent is most likely the most underrated player in the class or one of them.

One of the cornerback’s top targets is four-star Jordan Matthews, who made an official visit over the summer. Ranked 126th overall in the On3 consensus rankings, it released a top three this week that included football from Texas, Michigan and Tennessee.

However, the Louisiana prospect has a 95% chance of committing to Texas via the On3 prediction machine and it doesn’t look like anyone but the Horns have momentum.

Another prime target in the 2023 class is top 100 athlete Jacobe Johnson. Johnson is out of Mustang, Oklahoma and despite that, Michigan put up a strong run at 6-foot-3, 183 pounds.

But the Sooners have all the crystal ball projections and after a top-five outing that included Michigan, Johnson appears to be headed for OU. It wouldn’t shock me if the Wolverines were runners-up in each of these recruits, but the fence only counts in the horseshoes.

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Makari Vickers was also thrown in Oklahoma and Alabama is right there if not the Sooners. Some good news is that four-star cornerback Chris Peal, another Providence Day prospect, is set to officially visit this fall.

Peal has only made one official visit this summer, to Georgia, but the Bulldogs may not have room for him and after his trip to the recruiting barbecue, Michigan appears to be on an upward trend.

This is a key recruit to watch. The Wolverines also continue to push for four-star cornerback Aaron Gates, who signed up to Florida but visited UM twice this summer.

A new expert projection

Michigan football gained momentum on the recruiting track in 2023 and the most recent addition was four-star offensive tackle Evan Link.

Link visited the barbecue and Michigan football had a commitment a day later and while it didn’t happen with any other recruits, the Wolverines did make a noticeable difference in some recruiting.

One of them is in the 2025 class and that’s state defensive lineman Bobby Kanka.

Kanka is 6-foot-4, 255 pounds and is from Howell, Michigan. He is a 2025 rookie and is not yet ranked. Michigan State didn’t offer him but hosted him for a visit, so the Wolverines are ahead of this one and since the offer in March, Kanka has visited campus three times.

The Class of 2025 is a long way off but if the Wolverines feel good about Kanka committing soon, that seems like a positive sign for the start of the Class of 2025.

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