Michigan will host a number of top recruiting targets this weekend for the Wolverines’ home football game against Brigham Young.
6-foot-7 wing forward Brendan Bailey will highlight the visitor list on an official visit. Bailey is a top-50 player in the class of 2016, but he’s expected to reclassify to the class of 2018 after taking a LDS mission. Bailey also plans to visit Gonzaga on October 8th and is considering the Zags, Wolverines along with Marquette, San Diego State and Utah. He plans on making a fall decision.
John Beilein was in Milwaukee today to watch Poole according to Corey Evans and he appears to be quickly rising up Michigan’s 2017 recruiting board. Poole, a composite top 100 prospect, visited Indiana last weekend and picked up an offer from the Hoosiers.
Jackson is the son of former Georgetown star Jaren Jackson Sr. and recently took an unofficial visit to Notre Dame, where he was offered. Jackson is ranked 73rd nationally according to 247Sports Composite and the 6-foot-8 wing holds offers Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue, Illinois, Georgetown and others.
The Wolverines have yet to offer a scholarship in the class of 2017.
Brandon Johns has early attention in 2018
Lansing freshman forward Brandon Johns is one of the top class of 2018 prospects in the state and he clearly has Michigan’s full attention. Johns took an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor last week and John Beilein returned the favor by stopping in at Johns’ open gym over the weekend.
Johns will participate in the USA Basketball Mens’ Junior National Team’s minicamp from October 2nd through 4th in Colorado Springs.
Growing up in the Lansing area, Johns has seen more of the Spartans in his youth but says he doesn’t have a dream school.
“I’m kind of waiting to see how everything goes, see what my best fit is,” he told MLive in July. “Growing up I was watching Michigan State, but I can’t say I really have a dream school yet. But, it will come.”
Michigan keeping an eye on 2016
The Wolverines had been recruiting class of 2016 guard Amir Coffey throughout the summer and fall, but Coffey committed to Minnesota over the weekend. The more likely scenario is that Michigan will continue to track potential spring decisions as late additions depending on attrition.
One of those candidates could be Beachwood, OH wing Maishe Dailey. The Wolverines discovered Dailey with All-Ohio Red late in the summer and hosted him for an unofficial visit last weekend. Here are highlights from Dailey’s junior year at Beachwood.
“Dailey has been a well known name in Ohio for only a few months, but that hasn’t stopped some of college hoops’ top programs from checking him out lately. Specifically, Dailey spent the weekend at Michigan these past two days, checking out a Wolverines program that has already landed verbal commitments from three Ohioans in the 2016 class,” Triple Double Prospects wrote this week. “With over twenty mid-major offers, Dailey is now trying to land a coveted high-major offer before making his decision; as one of the top sleeper wings in the Midwest with plenty of untapped talent it wouldn’t be surprising to see Dailey wait until the spring to see which new programs join his recruitment.”