Michigan Football Recruiting: Under Armour Game

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Eight players Michigan football fans will want to watch at the Under Armour All America High School All-Star Game.

The Under Armour All America high school football all-star game will take place on Saturday, January 2 (noon, ESPN2). The game features several program commits and targets that Michigan football fans might want to keep their eye on. Here’s a look at some of those players.

Michigan Commits

Kareem Walker, #1 running back (according to 247 composite ranking), wearing #6 on Team Armour

Walker has signed his letter of intent to attend Michigan and will join the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, on January 3. Walker has had up and down practices this week, which he attributes to knocking the rust off. He is in line to potentially start against an elite “team highlight” defense.

Ben Bredeson, #4 offensive tackle, wearing #77 on Team Highlight

Bredeson will play left guard at Michigan and will likely get reps at guard in this game as well. Reports are that he has been the only offensive lineman to come close to challenging Rashan Gary in practices.

Devin Bush Jr., #11 inside linebacker, wearing #11 on Team Highlight

Bush, like Walker, has already signed his letter of intent at Michigan and will join the Wolverines next week. He will challenge to start next year on a defense that will lose three seniors. Bush has had a quiet week of practice on a team that features elite talent at linebacker.

Michigan recruits deciding their future during the game

Jean Delance, #10 offensive tackle, wearing #74 on Team Armour
Top schools: Michigan, Texas, LSU, Alabama.

Delance is a high-profile target, out of Texas, that Jim Harbaugh views as a difference maker on the offensive line.  This looks to be a race between Michigan and hometown Texas. Rumors are his family hopes he stays close to home and chooses Texas, but Michigan reporters are hearing Michigan holds the edge in this battle.

Prediction: Michigan

Terrance Davis, #2 guard, wearing #65 on Team Armour
Top schools: Michigan, Maryland, Florida.

Davis looks to be deciding between Michigan and hometown Maryland. It wasn’t too long ago that Davis was almost a Wolverine but held off on committing. Now the momentum seems to be headed in Maryland’s direction.

Prediction: Maryland

Undecided prospects high on Michigan’s target list

Rashan Gary, #1 defensive tackle (#1 overall prospect), wearing #55 on Team Highlight

Gary is the crown jewel of this class and this week has confirmed his #1 status. Gary has been virtually unblockable, dominating all week. Michigan has long been considered the front-runner in his recruitment, but anything is possible with a player of his talent. He is still planning on visiting universities, including a return visit to Michigan in late January. Gary will not be making his decision on a school until “Signing Day” on February 3rd.

Jacob Mathis, #10 tight end, wearing #10 on Team Armour

Mathis is a Florida native and has long been considered a lock to join the Florida football team but Harbaugh has made it known he wants him in Ann Arbor. With Florida adding other tight ends in this class, Mathis has taken a hard look at Michigan and it looks to be a two team race. He has publicly narrowed his choices down to: Michigan, Florida, and Mississippi.

Dontavious Jackson, #5 inside linebacker, wearing #8 on Team Highlight

Jackson is another recruit Harbaugh has been pushing hard to add to this class. Like with Bush Jr., Jackson would have a chance to find the field early at Michigan. He has narrowed his choices down to: Michigan, Texas, and Florida State.

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Under Armour All America High School Football Game
When: Saturday, January 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
TV: ESPN2