Recruiting update: 4-star DB Malcolm Greene visits and other top news
By Teddy Rydquist
2020 4-star DB unofficially visits
With the NCAA adding a second, earlier official visit period last year, the Michigan staff is busy getting set for the weekend ahead. There was a big development that has already taken place, however.
Highland Springs (VA) 2020 4-star safety Malcolm Greene unofficially visited the Wolverines on Saturday. Greene is the No. 24 safety nationally and the No. 6 player in the state of Virginia, per the 247Sports Composite.
One of the top targets on Michigan's radar, Chris Partridge and Don Brown have done an excellent job with the defensive back. In order to seal the deal, Michigan will have to hold off a few ACC powers.
"Clemson, Michigan, Virginia Tech and Duke are pushing the hardest and are also the schools I have the best relationships with right now," Greene told 247Sports in March. "These schools just really get across the point that I will be able to come in and compete immediately and that they are somewhere that I will be able to grow as a great player and also a great student."
Michigan originally offered Greene on May 15, 2018. He has unofficially visited Clemson twice in this time frame and has yet to visit Virginia Tech. With only six safeties on the 2020 roster, Michigan should feel good about their chances.
A couple of defensive targets commit elsewhere
Unfortunately, there were a couple of commitments on Sunday that did not go Michigan's way.
Pickerington (OH) 3-star defensive end Ty Hamilton committed to Ohio State. Ty's older brother, Davon, is currently a defensive lineman for the Buckeyes. Playing his high school ball just 30 minutes from Columbus, the Wolverines were always facing an uphill battle in his recruitment.
The No. 34 player in the state, Akron (OH) 3-star linebacker Bangally Kamara will be playing for Pat Narduzzi at Pittsburgh.
While these commits are slight setbacks, there is plenty of reason for optimism regarding the weekend ahead.
Recruits on-campus this weekend
Broken Arrow (OK) 4-star offensive lineman Andrew Raym will be visiting for the second time in less than a month. A former Oklahoma commit, the Sooners are still considered the front runner. Sherrone Moore and Ed Warinner have done a great job of getting the 6'5", 285-pound guard on-campus.
Fellow offensive lineman Jeffrey Persi will also be present. A native of San Juan (CA), Persi has tremendous size at 6'7", 265 pounds. Oklahoma and UCLA seem like the biggest competition for Persi's services at this point.
One more name to keep an eye on is Brooklyn (NY) 3-star athlete William Mohan. June 21 will be his second visit to Ann Arbor as he has become Michigan's top "Viper" target. He is considered a Michigan lean, all six "Crystal Ball" predictions have him pegged for the Wolverines.
This will certainly be an interesting weekend for Michigan football. For all the latest, follow Teddy Rydquist on Twitter @TeddyRydquist.