Michigan football expected to get visit from 5-star DJ Pickett, plus more

Sherrone Moore and Michigan football are expected to host five-star DB DJ Pickett for an official visit this summer or spring.
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore against the
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan football is starting to get more active and more aggressive on the recruiting trail, just like head coach Sherrone Moore promised they would and the Wolverines are starting to build some positive momentum.

One of the top targets on the board for the 2025 class is DJ Pickett. He's a five-star safety from Tampa, Florida and ranked seventh overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. At 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, Pickett is dynamic and Michigan football is working to stay in his top group.

It was reported by Chad Simmons of On3.com that Pickett had official visits scheduled for Georgia, Oregon, Miami, and LSU. Simmons wrote that Pickett was "down to five schools" and that Michigan football is also expected to get an official visit, putting the Wolverines in that top five.

Pickett isn't going to make a decision this summer and told Simmons that he wants to get on campus for games in the fall too, which is a good thing for the Wolverines. Allow Moore to get things established and he could have a chance with someone like Pickett later in the 2025 cycle.

Michigan football still in the mix for 5-star OT David Sanders

Another name that Michigan fans should know well is David Sanders. The 6-foot-6 offensive tackle out of Providence Day in Charlotte was teammates with Michigan QB Jadyn Davis, a 2024 signee, and he's already been on campus. He's also ranked No. 2 overall in the entre 2025 class, as well as first among offensive tackles via the 247 Sports composite rankings.

Clemson is expected to get an official visit, while Georgia and Tennessee are also among the top contenders for Sanders. Simmons reported that a cut list could be coming and I'd expect Michigan to make the list although Alabama, Ohio State, and North Carolina are other teams to watch.

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The key thing for the Wolverines is getting Sanders on campus for a visit this spring and then, hopefully, an official visit this summer. That's the path to a commitment and since the Wolverines have been great at developing O-line talent, I don't expect them to go quietly into the night.