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Sights and sounds from Michigan football's huge visit weekend

Clayton Sayfie06/20/22
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Former Michigan Wolverines football defensive end Aidan Hutchinson with top EDGE recruit Jaxon Howard. (Photo courtesy Jaxon Howard)

For a second straight weekend, Michigan Wolverines football hosted double-digit official visitors. Early buzz from the weekend suggests that the Maize and Blue once again made waves, and so does a commitment from 2023 Oswego (Ill.) High four-star tight end Deakon Tonielli.

A smashing hit was Michigan holding its 2021 Big Ten championship ring ceremony Friday night. The Wolverines finally received their jewelry for winning the program’s first league title since 2004, and recruits where there to watch.

Here are more sights and sounds from a huge Michigan football recruiting weekend in Ann Arbor. Keep in mind not every prospect has posted about their visit yet, so this is not a complete list of who was on campus.

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LB Raylen Wilson, Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln

Michigan’s highest-rated commitment had a “great visit” in Ann Arbor, he posted, and that’s music to the Wolverines’ ears. Wilson has recently taken official trips to Georgia and Florida, with teams in the South continuing to push for his services. It’ll be a battle to the end, but Michigan did a great job with Wilson over the weekend.

Wilson is the No. 81 overall player on the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also stands as the fourth-best linebacker in America and 15th-best player in Florida.

DL Brooks Bahr, Wilmette (Ill.) Loyola Academy

Michigan’s three-star defensive line commit was back on campus, and he remains locked in with the Wolverines. He shared photos posing in Michigan’s white jerseys with the blue bottoms — what they wore for big wins against Wisconsin and Iowa last season.

Bahr is the No. 544 overall player in the class of 2023 and ninth-best prospect in Illinois, per the On3 Consensus.

EDGE Jaxon Howard, Minneapolis (Minn.) Robbinsdale Cooper

The four-star is nearing his July 1 decision date, and Michigan remains a top contender along with Minnesota, Miami and LSU, his final four.

He posted twice on Instagram and once on Twitter, sharing photos from his visit. His photoshoot was at Michigan’s facility, as well as nearby train tracks. He also took a snap with former Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson — the 2021 Heisman Trophy runner-up — at the Wolverines’ ring ceremony.

“Michigan definitely left a great impression on me,” he told TheWolverine.com following the visit.

Howard is the No. 102 player in the nation and top recruit in his state, per the On3 Consensus.

EDGE Enow Etta, Colleyville (Texas) Covenant Christian Academy

Etta is also set to make a final decision this summer, and Michigan did a great job with his official visit. He’s being pitched on becoming the next U-M great at the EDGE position, and even got to spend time with Hutchinson at the ring ceremony.

Michigan is the leader on the RPM, at 96.2 percent, and Stanford appears to be the Wolverines’ top competition despite recent Michigan State buzz. Etta is the country’s No. 139 overall prospect, per the On3 Consensus.

OL Landen Hatchett, Ferndale (Wash.) High

Michigan is battling West Coast schools Oregon, Washington and USC and southern recruiting power Texas A&M for the three-star prospect. It appears he enjoyed his visit to Ann Arbor, though, posting photos from his photoshoot.

Hatchett is the No. 909 overall player in the class, per the On3 Consensus.