Michigan Wolverines news: Missing on a top target, Hunter Dickinson takes another shot at Michigan, and more

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In our latest Michigan Wolverines roundup, we cover a top Michigan football target committing elsewhere, the latest on Jose Perez, and more. 

Michigan football has been in a battle with North Carolina for the commitment of Jordan Shipp, a teammate of Jadyn Davis, but in the end, the Michigan Wolverines lost out to the Tar Heels.

This shouldn’t come as a huge shock. North Carolina did get the final official visit. Michigan football felt like it was in the lead after Shipp visited on the June 3rd weekend, but the Tar Heels have made a strong push and with Mack Brown as the head coach, they have recruited well in the state.

This actually isn’t the first North Carolina recruit that has chosen UNC over the Michigan Wolverines in recent cycles, despite Michigan football being viewed as the favorite at one time.


It happens. Brown has always been a stellar recruiter. Davis being Michigan’s quarterback commitment certainly helped the Wolverines but if you look at North Carolina, the Tar Heels tend to throw the ball a lot more which could have been a factor.

Channing Goodwin, Shipp’s teammate, and also a wide receiver, is committed to Michigan too. Shipp is a four-star prospect and is ranked No. 425 overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings.

I’Marion Stewart and Goodwin are already committed in the 2024 class. Michigan football is also the leader (via the On3 prediction machine) for elite wideout Gatlin Bair. He just won’t be on campus until 2026 because of a Mormon mission.

However, it might be interesting to see if the wide receiver board expands — whether Bair pledges to the Michigan Wolverines or not.

Jose Perez planning to visit Gonzaga too

I’ve always been worried about Gonzaga when it comes to West Virginia transfer Jose Perez. Michigan has an official visit scheduled from July 28-30.

Yet, Trilly Donovan reported that a visit to Gonzaga was also in the works. That could mean a lot of things. Here are a few things that could happen:

Michigan basketball could still host him for a visit and he could commit. He could visit and then visit Gonzaga, or he could cancel on Michigan and visit Gonzaga.

Perez taking a visit to campus and committing that same weekend is the best-case scenario. That’s if Michigan basketball is still going to prioritize Perez.

Elite 2023 wing Marcus Adams requested a release of his national letter of intent and Davis Moseley reported that he expects Michigan basketball to pursue, so there are lots of moving parts right now for the Michigan Wolverines.

Hunter Dickinson takes another shot at Michigan

For some reason, Hunter Dickinson can’t stop talking about Michigan. He bashed his NIL deal with the Wolverines and now, he’s taking shots at the entire state of Michigan, “I feel like a Michigan is a fake Midwest.”

Dickinson is a great player. Well, on offense. He’ll always be one of your best offensive players and one of your worst defensive players.

He’s also an abysmal leader as we saw the past two seasons and his antics are making me believe that with Dickinson, it’s going to be addition by subtraction. He’ll have a great season, no doubt.

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But Michigan basketball is better off without him.