5-Star Running Back Set to Visit Michigan football

In this article, I look at a five-star running back who is set to visit Michigan football and discuss what I think of Michigan's chances in his recruitment.
2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington
2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington / Jamie Schwaberow/GettyImages

It's going to be another eventful weekend for the Michigan football team. With the Spring Game set for April 20th, Michigan is bringing in a handful of top recruits in an effort to gain more momentum. The biggest name on the list is a relatively new one: 5-star 2026 running back Savion Hiter.

Ranked as the number one running back in the nation for the class of 2026, the Virginia native is an elite talent who is drawing national attention. However, Michigan football has caught his eye and is on his list of top schools early on. Tony Alford is no stranger to pulling five-star running backs out of Virginia - he did just that with TreVeon Henderson a few years back.

Some other schools in the early running include Ohio State and Georgia, which means that this is going to be a hard fought battle for Hiter's services. In this case, however, Hiter being a 2026 recruit could work in Michigan's favor. Over time, I expect that NIL will become either more regulated, or Michigan will significantly increase their NIL. Like basketball, once the lack of NIL affects the success of the team, administration should realize its importance.

Getting Hiter on campus this early will allow Michigan football to build the foundation with him, and build momentum. Sherrone Moore will get a chance to prove himself as a head coach, and the running game will have yet another chance to be elite for Michigan.

Yes, it will be very difficult to win over Hiter. There are a lot of unknowns, namely how Sherrone Moore will perform as the head coach, and how Michigan's recruiting/NIL will progress under coach Moore. Hiter loves the way that Michigan's offense operates, as most running backs do. With new coach Tony Alford, the Wolverines are true competitors for a handful of elite backs.

If Michigan can land a top back in 2025, that will allow them to build even more momentum towards landing Hiter in 2026. It's very tough to predict that Michigan will land a five star in this day and age and considering their recent failures, but you've got to imagine that a running back would certainly fit the bill.


Keep an eye out for news coming out of this visit. It will be interesting to hear if Michigan believes it has a legitimate shot with Hiter. Go blue.