5 Prospects for Michigan Fans to Watch in Texas

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Blake Frazier (6'6, 260) - Class of 2024 - Austin Vandegrift

The DCTF four-star is one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation, with 25 scholarship offers to his name. While his options are plenty, Michigan has emerged as a strong contender for his commitment. One factor that may sway Frazier towards the Wolverines is his family ties to the school - his father, Steve Frazier, played football at Michigan in the late 90s. However, Frazier has emphasized that Michigan's interest in him is not solely due to his legacy status but rather because he is a good fit both on and off the field. Frazier has formed a strong bond with the Michigan coaching staff, particularly offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore. Frazier is set to make a return visit to Ann Arbor in March and hopes to make a final decision on his commitment before his senior season. Prediction: Michigan

Max Anderson (6'5, 290) - Class of 2024 - Frisco Reedy

DCTF's No. 5 overall prospect is visiting Michigan on March 14-15th for his first-ever trip to Ann Arbor. Michigan recently cracked Anderson's top 10, including Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, and Tennessee. Anderson's brother (Nate Anderson) is an OL at Oklahoma, and the Sooners are perceived by many as the favorite to land him.

ILB Payton Pierce (6'2, 225) - Class of 2024 - Lovejoy

Pierce is a throwback inside backer, coveted by many with 39 FBS scholarship offers to his name. He impresses at first glance with his physique. With a wrestling background, he secured the 5A Division II state championship in 2022 and took second place in 2023. Although it may be a long shot for Pierce to join UM's team at present, he has scheduled an unofficial visit in the spring and is genuinely interested in exploring how he would fit in with the team. Many recruits develop an affection for Ann Arbor, so it is worth considering. Other schools such as Oklahoma, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M, and Notre Dame are factors.

Taylor Tatum (5'11, 200) - Class of 2024 - Longview

In late January, Michigan welcomed the top-ranked running back in Texas for an unofficial visit. They presented a compelling offer for him to play football and baseball in the Maize and Blue. The dual-sport high school standout had the opportunity to meet with running backs coach Mike Hart and head coach Jim Harbaugh during his visit. He also spent time with the baseball program. Tatum believes that Michigan's run game would complement his play style and credits Coach Harbaugh and the school's culture for their recent success.

Harry Stewart III (5'10, 195) - Class of 2024 - Frisco Centennial

Stewart has confirmed that he will be taking an unofficial visit to Michigan on March 14th. This will be his first visit to Ann Arbor. Stewart received an offer from Michigan's running backs coach Mike Hart in January, and he was immediately interested in the opportunity to play for the Big Ten Champions. Ironically, Coach Hart may be a good comparison to Stewart as they have a similar playing style, tough in between the tackles with the burst to get up the field quickly. We will see where this relationship goes after Stewart and the staff at UM have the chance to bond in Ann Arbor. 

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