Michigan Football: Dream defensive back class coming into focus

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This is where the Wolverines have a chance to turn a good class into a special one.

They have heavy connections to several prospects who could be looking to make decisions soon about where they will play college football.

Firstly the biggest fish of all — Domani Jackson.

Jackson has called Michigan his “dream school” in the past, and nearly committed to the Wolverines last season after his visit the weekend of the Wisconsin game.

But, Michigan seems to have been playing from behind ever since and this one isn’t looking great even after he was on campus again for the Wolverines’ triumphant victory over Ohio State this past weekend.

With this disappointing report from EJ Holland of The Wolverine, it looks like Michigan football has fallen out of the Domani Jackson sweepstakes but this class still could finish on a couple of high notes.

The player that I am most confident, of this group, will don a winged helmet next season for the Wolverines is Zeke Berry out of Concord, California.

Berry is listed as a safety but, again, has a versatile skill set that could allow him to play anywhere defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald needs him to.

He is ranked the 63rd best player in the nation by 247Sports and currently has 100% of his crystal balls are in favor of Michigan football.

Berry will be committing this Friday, December 3, so we will hopefully get some good news on this front quickly. The final player Michigan football has a realistic shot at landing this cycle is current Clemson commit Keon Sabb.

Sabb showed some interest in the Wolverines before he verbally committed to Clemson and contact died down in the following months.

Things are picking back up in a hurry.

Clemson has a strict “no visit” policy for commits which prohibits prospects from visiting other schools after they verbally commit to the Tigers.

Why is this significant? Well, guess who showed up in Ann Arbor this past weekend for the Ohio State game?

None other than Keon Sabb, a 6-2 safety from IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, and the 80th ranked player in the country.

Logically, one would think that if a Clemson commit were to break their strict “no visit” policy, that player would have to be incredibly interested in the school they are visiting, right?

247Sports’ Director of Football Recruiting Steve Wiltfong seems to agree as he placed a flip pick in for Sabb to end up at Michigan instead of keeping his verbal to Clemson.

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A secondary class containing three Top-100 players in Will Johnson, Zeke Berry, and Sabb, along with the other very solid and versatile prospects in Kody Jones, Myles Pollard, and Damani Dent, would be outstanding and would stack up with any school around the country.