Michigan Football: Breaking down push with 4-star Drew Kendall

Top Michigan football target Drew Kendall is talking with the Wolverines coaching staff Thursday and here’s what to think on the 4-star prospect.

As far as Michigan football recruiting is concerned with the 2021 class, much of the focus and attention right now is on the offensive line and in particular, Drew Kendall and Rocco Spindler.

For a long time now, the two players, who are both four-star recruits at offensive guard have been linked and with their decision timelines possibly overlapping, it seems like their fates could be linked.

Spindler has announced that he will make a decision regarding his recruitment on Aug. 8. Just about everyone expects that choice to be either Michigan football or Notre Dame, the two schools that have his crystal ball projections split 50/50.

Spindler is the No. 3 player in the state of Michigan according to the 247 composite rankings and he’s 50th overall. Kendall is also important and he’s ranked as the No. 8 offensive guard in the class, yet the confidence has started wavering with him. 

When it comes down to it, Michigan football would likely take both players in its 2021 recruiting class, however, it’s starting to feel like that outcome is less likely.

However, the Wolverines staff is pushing to make it happen and according to EJ Holland of Rivals ($), Jim Harbaugh and Ed Warinner are slated to speak with Kendall Thursday, in what could be an effort to get him to commit.

The key quote from Holland’s update is that Kendall is getting “antsy” and that could lead to a commitment this month. That’s latest on the situation.

At this point, it’s hard not to feel good about Kendall but you also have to wonder why he’s taking so long to decide. Holland also noted the Boston College staff is negative recruiting and basically telling Kendall he will be just another guy at Michigan.

I’m not really sure how effective it is to say: You aren’t talented enough to stand out at Michigan, but you can be a star here. But it appears that is a strategy employed by the Eagles.

All I know is that if Kendall waits for a Spindler decision, it seems unlikely they will be part of the same class. Unless of course, Rocco decides for Notre Dame. Either way, more clarification is coming soon.