What Five Stars is Michigan Football in a Good Position for?

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Recruiting is beginning to pick up for Michigan football as we approach the start of official visit season. June is going to be an absolutely huge month for Michigan recruiting. The Wolverines are off to a much slower start to the 2025 class compared to the 2024 class. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the Wolverines are going to have to secure a handful of top recruits over the Summer to ensure it doesn't become a bad thing.

We all know and are confident in the Wolverines having a top 20 recruiting class filled with solid four and three star recruits. However, what's been missing since the inception of NIL are the five star recruits that can be difference makers from day one. Recruits that build top 10 nationally ranked classes.

Michigan currently has one top 100 recruit committed in defensive lineman Nate Marshall and zero five stars. The hope is that Michigan football can retain Marshall and add additional top recruits. Coming off of a national championship, there is no reason this class should not be top 10 nationally. With that being said, let's look at some five star recruits that Michigan is in a good position for.

Five-Star OL Andrew Babaloa (KS)

Babaloa is going to be very difficult to pull from the south, but the Wolverines definitely have a chance. He's connected very well with the staff, had a great unofficial visit, and is scheduled to be on an official visit June 14th.

Looking at the schools Babaloa has visits scheduled with, Michigan should have a real shot. Babaloa is visiting Auburn, Missouri, Stanford, Michigan, and Oklahoma (in that order). On paper the Wolverines are the best program on that list, especially considering their offensive line development.

However, distance and NIL could become serious factors in this one. Missouri, Auburn, and Oklahoma are all relatively close to home and play the pay for play recruiting game that Michigan football doesn't. ON3 currently gives the edge to Oklahoma with Michigan slightly behind. It's unfortunate that Oklahoma gets Babaloa last, but the Wolverines will have a great chance to make a big impact on Babaloa.

This is definitely one to watch. If Michigan can overcome the distance and convince Babaloa that his future is brighter in Ann Arbor, I wouldn't be surpised if they earned his commitment.