Michigan Football: Top LB target trending in wrong direction

A top target for Michigan football in the 2022 recruiting class will be making a decision soon and here’s the latest. 

Four-star LB Sebastian Cheeks has long been a top priority for A top target for Michigan football in the 2022 recruiting class will be making a decision soon and here’s the latest. Today, he announced his recruitment will be coming to an end next Wednesday.

What does the timing mean for Michigan?

The timing of Cheeks’ commitment is interesting, especially when you consider the other schools that are involved. Another one of Michigan’s top LB targets, three-star Jeremy Patton, is announcing his commitment three days later on July 31st.

The Texas native has his crystal ball predictions split between Texas, Baylor, and Michigan. However, Michigan received the most recent prediction on July 14th by Sam Webb of the Michigan Insider.

Cheeks also has Texas among his finalists along with Michigan football, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wisconsin. He has received one crystal ball prediction to Texas.

However, today Cheeks received two crystal ball predictions to North Carolina, including one by national 247sports recruiting Steve Wiltfong who Cheeks tagged in the tweet.

With Cheeks trending to North Carolina, the possiblity is there that Michigan or Texas could go 0 for 2 with Cheeks and Patton. A lot can change in a week in recruiting so hopefully Michigan is successful in its final recruiting pitch and is able to land Cheeks.

If Cheeks does go to UNC as expected, Michigan could still land Patton on the 31st. It would be a very impressive recruiting win landing a Texas kid with an offer from the University of Texas. Some other linebacker targets that Michigan is currently after include four-star Landers Barton and three-star Deuce Spurlock.

The Wolverines already have linebacker commitments from four-star  three-stars Micah Pollard, Kevonte Henry, and Aaron Alexander in its 2022 recruiting class. Michigan’s 2022 recruiting class currently ranks 11th nationally.