Michigan Football puts on full-court press for DE Braiden McGregor

Michigan football has made strides with 2020 defensive end Braiden McGregor and this past weekend, Jim Harbaugh visited him in person.

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been a busy man on the recruiting trail recently and over the weekend, he and some fellow coaches attended a basketball game of 2020 four-star defensive end, Braiden McGregor as the Wolverines ramp up their recruitment.

McGregor is the 18th-ranked strong-side defensive end in the country and the 6-foot-5 defensive end is also the sixth-ranked player in the state of Michigan, which makes him an important get for the Wolverines.

Recently, McGregor paid a visit to the Michigan football facilities as part of the Wolverines junior day. After that visit, Michigan started trending in a better direction with McGregor, as the trip seemed to sell both he, and his family on UM.

A big part of that was McGregor getting to finally meet with new defensive line coach Shaun Nua. The former NFL defensive lineman made a good impression and this weekend, the Wolverines tried to keep their momentum moving forward with McGregor as Harbaugh, Nua and Sherrone Moore took in one of McGregor’s basketball games.

Of course, the same tweet as proves Harbaugh was in attendance recruiting McGregor also shows us that Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was also in attendance. However, at this point, the fight for McGregor seems to be coming down to Michigan football and Notre Dame.

Prior to McGregor’s visit to Ann Arbor, Notre Dame held more crystal ball predictions than Michigan, however, each team now has 40 percent, with 20 percent undecided, which signals some positive momentum for the Wolverines.

It was also reported coming out of that visit that McGregor’s family was sold on Michigan. It remains to be seen where or not that is true but at this point, McGregor looks likely to become the first defensive line to commit in the 2020 class for the Wolverines.

Signing day is actually two days away, however, for Michigan, it doesn’t really matter. The focus is on to 2020 and trying to reel in some of the top juniors in high school, guys like McGregor and while there is a long way to go with him and many others, the Wolverines seem to be headed in the right direction on a number of different targets.