Michigan Football: 2022 QB, running backs lock in official visits

Breaking down some of the latest 2022 recruits that have set official visits with Michigan football over the summer, including a quarterback and running backs. 

Michigan football has really been working hard on getting kids to set up official visits to Ann Arbor in June, once the recruiting dead period is over and with some skill position guys on offense, the Wolverines continue making headway.

One position that continues to be more of a focus for the staff is the quarterback spot. Michigan football has made a couple of recent offers there and one of those went to three-star QB Nate Johnson out of California.

Johnson was clearly becoming a top target for the Wolverines and has now locked in his official visit to Ann Arbor in June.

Johnson is 6-foot-2, 185 pounds and listed as the No. 925 overall prospect in the class of 2022 and the No. 23 dual-threat quarterback.

That might seem a little low, but he’s a talented kid and one thing to remember is that in California, he’s just now getting on the field for his junior season, which means he will have plenty of time to improve his ranking if you are worried about that (you shouldn’t be).

Johnson and Alex Orji seem to be the top two guys in the mix for Michigan football right now at quarterback in the class of 2022 but we all know that things can change in a heartbeat.

Running backs set official visits too

There are also a couple of running backs that will be making official visits in June too. One of them is Texas three-star running back Dillon Bell.

Bell is listed by 247 sports as a receiver and is a 6-foot-2, 205 pound back who is ranked 584th overall in the 247 sports composite rankings for 2022. He has one crystal ball projection to Baylor.

Another back to keep an eye on, who was just offered in the last week is CJ Stokes out of Columbia, South Carolina.

Mike Hart and the Wolverines offered last Sunday or March 28 and within days, Stokes has set up an official visit to Ann Arbor for June 18-20. He also has official visits set up with Vanderbilt and Missouri, as well as possibly more as he hinted in his tweet.

Stokes is ranked 799th overall in the 247 sports composite rankings as well as the 62nd-ranked running back. But in the 247 sports rankings, he is the No. 38 back and the seventh-ranked player in the state of South Carolina.

He’s a strong runner and while he doesn’t have home-run speed, he’s tough, shows the ability to catch the football and runs through contact.

The Wolverines also seem to be in a strong position with him and if Hart and company decide he’s one to take for 2022, Michigan should have a good chance of closing.