Michigan football recently hosted David Sanders for a visit during the recruiting BBQ and he’s expected to come back for the Ohio State game.
It’s easy to be a little down on Michigan football recruiting right now after some of the recent happenings.
Miami flipped a four-star pass rusher in the 2024 class and Kentucky is trying to flip Jacob and Jerod Smith. If that happened, Michigan football would be down to 25 commitments total and 17 blue chips.
However, one thing that should be remembered about Michigan football, no matter how bad things might look is that the Wolverines have closed really strong the past two cycles.
A big reason for that has been the play on the field. Michigan has won two straight Big Ten titles and beaten Ohio State twice in a row.
One piece of good news for Michigan football is a new report from Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports that the Wolverines are going to host five-star offensive tackle David Sanders for a visit during the Ohio State game this season.
The Ohio State game is a perfect time for David Sanders to visit
Sanders is the No. 1 offensive tackle in the 2025 class and the No. 3 overall prospect via the 247 Sports composite rankings. He also happens to be the teammate of Michigan football quarterback commitment Jadyn Davis.
That doesn’t mean Sanders will go to Michigan. But it’s another tie and one that seems to have the Wolverines squarely in the mix. If the visit in November happens, it would be his second since July and that’s another promising sign for the Wolverines.
Plus if Michigan is able to run the ball on Ohio State the way it did in 2021 and 2022, that should be a strong selling point for an offensive tackle.
Beyond that, it shows that U-M still has a shot at elite talent. It just needs to figure out how to do a better job of closing.