The recruiting dead period is over, and Michigan is now heading down the home stretch of an effort to assemble a class from what was basically skinned through the course of last season.
This is the first day coaches are able to talk face-to-face with recruits, and the Michigan staff is making the most of it.
Jim Harbaugh made his rounds at Detroit Catholic Central, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s and Farmington Hills Harrison. New running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley was at Detroit Cass Tech, and 247Sports.com is reporting that new offensive coordinator Tim Drevno was on a very important in-home visit today. ($)
While Harbaugh was at Harrison, he extended a scholarship offer to three-star defensive end Khalid Kareem.
Kareem is currently uncommitted and holds other offers from Louisville and Michigan State, among others.
Michigan also extended an offer to current Rutgers three-star cornerback commit Jarius Adams (Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.). Adams told 247Sports he’s excited about the offer ($) and set an official visit date for Jan. 30.
Shelton Johnson (Delray Beach, Fl.) also received an offer from Michigan and will reportedly visit this weekend, though he is still considered a near lock for Florida State, where he has been committed since June of last year.
The road is still long and steep, but Michigan and its staff are off to an aggressive start following the NCAA’s dead period.
Tyler Fenwick is the managing editor of The Big House Report. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.