Michigan Wolverines news: 5-star point guard to visit, CFB playoff predictions, and more

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A five-star point guard will visit Michigan basketball, Michigan football gets projected to make the College Football Playoff, and more Michigan Wolverines news.

Michigan basketball is still working on recruits for the 2023 class, as we learned earlier this week, but the Michigan Wolverines will also be hosting an elite 2025 point guard soon.

That’s Darius Acuff, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Detroit who has recently transferred to the IMG Academy. He’s among the elite prospects in the 2025 recruiting class and is ranked 10th overall via the 247 Sports composite rankings and second among point guards.

According to Joe Tipton, Michigan basketball will host Acuff for a three-day official visit Sept. 1-3. The Wolverines have set up a number of visits for the first month of September, which is always an important recruiting window for hoops.

While it’s good to see Michigan basketball get a five-star recruit on campus, especially one with deep ties to Detroit, unless the NIL activity really picks up, Juwan Howard is going to be challenged to land some of these elite players as Hunter Dickinson told us before he left for money to Kansas.

Still, it will be interesting to see if Michigan basketball can make itself a real contender in this recruitment on this official visit. Acuff is also taking an official visit to Kentucky in October.

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Rece Davis of ESPN has been a big proponent of Michigan football all offseason. He even ranked them No. 1 overall.

Now, he’s projecting them to make the College Football Playoff along with Georgia, Florida State, and USC. Davis believes the Big Ten and SEC will get just one team each.

"“I will answer the question and say the SEC only gets one,” Davis said on a YouTube video. “It will be Georgia. And I think the four Playoff teams are going to be Georgia, Michigan, USC and Florida State.”"

In another playoff projection by Brad Crawford of 247 Sports, Michigan football was matched up with Georgia in the semifinals, while the other semifinal had Texas against Ohio State.

Rod Moore named a top-5 safety

Michigan football safety Rod Moore continues to gain national attention. The former three-star prospect from Ohio burst onto the scene as a starter last season with four interceptions.

Moore is fully entrenched as a starter now and according to Pro Football Focus, the junior is already one of the five best NFL draft prospects at the position.

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Moore is ranked third and while this is one ranking, it goes to show that stars don’t always matter.