5-star recruit has ‘amazing’ visit to Michigan football, plus more

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Five-star offensive tackle David Sanders talked about his first-ever visit to Michigan football, plus the latest on Zaquan Patterson.

Michigan football recruiting news has slowed down with the season just around the corner. There are plenty of reports about how players are doing.

Jadyn Davis was one of the Michigan football recruits that had an outstanding first game, with five touchdown passes including some to wide receiver commit Channing Goodwin.

However, another player on the Providence Day team that’s not committed right now, but is of strong interest to Michigan football fans is offensive tackle David Sanders.

Sanders is ranked No. 3 overall in the 2025 class according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. He’s also the No. 1 offensive tackle and took his first visit to Ann Arbor for the Michigan football recruiting BBQ.

Sanders told EJ Holland “Michigan was amazing” after his first visit to see U-M. The visit took placed at the end of July.

That’s a positive for the Wolverines and the next objective will be to get him back for a visit this fall for a game, maybe one with his starting quarterback — Jadyn Davis.

Where does Michigan football stand with Zaquan Patterson?

One of the biggest names out there in the 2024 class is Zaquan Patterson, a top-100 safety who is rated as a five-star recruit via Rivals.

The 6-foot, 185-pounder is ranked No. 77 overall via the 247 Sports composite rankings. Patterson took two unofficial visits and was at the BBQ as well.

Michigan seemed to be trending up, but with a decision coming this Saturday, Florida State feels like the team with momentum. Here’s the latest from EJ Holland of The Wolverine:

"“I think Michigan is going to keep fighting here. They are going to be in contact with Patterson all week long. You can bet that his teammate and good friend, Michigan commit Chris Ewald, is going to recruit him hard. Ewald’s father, Chris Sr., has been pro-Michigan and has obviously talked to Zaquan Patterson’s mother. From everything I gathered his two visits (to Michigan) in the summer really impressed Zaquan and his mom. I think she would be on board with him leaving home. But with all that said, I still feel like Florida State has the edge going into the weekend.”"

It would be great if the Wolverines could find a way to make something happen with Patterson. They could use another talented piece in the secondary this class, but Florida State has a lot of things going for it right now, including NIL and if that’s a factor, Michigan is going to lose out.

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