Elite RB projected to Michigan Football plus more crystal balls

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Michigan football has a bunch of momentum on the recruiting trail and here’s a look at the latest crystal ball projections for the Wolverines, which includes an elite running back. 

Michigan football fans have high hopes for the 2024 recruiting class and they should. The Wolverines are the two-time defending Big Ten champions and have won 25 of 28 games over the past two seasons.

The Wolverines have made the playoff two years in a row. Michigan football has also had a bunch of players drafted to the NFL which is another thing that should attract recruits.

We know that NIL really seemed to hurt Michigan’s recruiting efforts in the 2023 class, but in 2024, the Wolverines are building momentum. They currently have a top-5 class and picked up more important crystal ball projections this week including one on Monday for four-star running back Taylor Tatum, who is out of Texas and ranked third at his position via the 247 sports composite rankings.

Tatum is 5-foot-10, 195 pounds, and 36th overall in the entire 2024 class. Looking at how much Michigan football pounds the rock, plus the kind of offensive lines the Wolverines have should make it easy to attract elite backs, and landing Taylor would be huge.

The Wolverines have also started to trend up with Jordan Marshall, a four-star running back and one of the top players in the state of Ohio, according to the On3 prediction machine.

 More Ohio targets also projected to Michigan football

Brian Robinson a four-star edge got another crystal ball projection to the Wolverines from Sam Webb of The Michigan Insider. Michigan football now looks like a heavy favorite for one of the top EDGE prospects in the entire 2024 class.

Michigan also got a crystal ball projection this week for 6-foot-7, 320-pound offensive tackle Ben Roebuck, a three-star prospect who is ranked as the 15th-best in Ohio according to the 247 sports composite rankings as well as 452 overall.

Roebuck now has three projections to Michigan football from 247 sports. So when you include Robinson, those are two of the better players in Ohio trending to the Wolverines. Robinson is ranked 111th overall.

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These are really positive developments. But as with Jadyn Davis — crystal balls don’t mean much unless a commitment follows at some point after.