Michigan football has 28 commitments in the 2024 class but the Wolverines aren’t finished quite yet and are moving up with top-100 DB Zaquan Patterson.
Lowe is ranked outside the top 1,000 overall, which always gets a certain segment of Michigan football fans up in arms, despite the Wolverines’ proven ability to develop those kinds of players.
It’s all about being able to evaluate and develop. Michigan football can do that as well as anyone, but you also need five-star talent or at least top-100 players. There’s no question that stars still matter and right now, Michigan doesn’t have any five-star commitments in its 2024 class.
The Wolverines do have some top-100 commitments though and are working toward another in Zaquan Patterson, a Hollywood, Florida, defensive back, who is ranked 76th overall in the 247 Sports composite rankings.
Patterson is 6-foot, 185 pounds, and is ranked as the No. 4 safety. He would be another elite talent in the 2024 class and since March, Michigan fotoball has been trending up.
Can the Wolverines overcome Miami?
Since March, Patterson has visited Miami twice and the Hurricanes are the favorite according to the On3 prediction machine.
However, Patterson has visited Michigan football three times since March 26th. He’s visited Auburn, and Ohio State twice in that same time period.
Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports noted that if Patterson decides to leave the state of Florida, Michigan football is the team “well positioned” to win his commitment.
Michigan fooball was among the top teams for Patterson in February and Chris Ewald, a 2025 commitment from South Florida, was also at the recruiting BBQ to try and recruit Patterson to be part of the Wolverines 2025 class.
We’ll see if Patterson takes more visits before making a decision, but Michigan football should be helped by what happens on the field in the 2023 season, and this recruitment feels very winnable for the Wolverines, at least right now.