Notebook: Michigan set for key visit weekend

Dylan Burkhardt
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Michigan will host a number of top recruiting targets this weekend for the Wolverines’ home football game against Brigham Young.

6-foot-7 wing forward Brendan Bailey will highlight the visitor list on an official visit. Bailey is a top-50 player in the class of 2016, but he’s expected to reclassify to the class of 2018 after taking a LDS mission. Bailey also plans to visit Gonzaga on October 8th and is considering the Zags, Wolverines along with Marquette, San Diego State and Utah. He plans on making a fall decision.

The Wolverines are also expected to host a pair of top-100 class of 2017 prospects in Milwaukee guard Jordan Poole and Indianapolis wing Jaren Jackson.

John Beilein was in Milwaukee today to watch Poole according to Corey Evans and he appears to be quickly rising up Michigan’s 2017 recruiting board. Poole, a composite top 100 prospect, visited Indiana last weekend and picked up an offer from the Hoosiers.

Jackson is the son of former Georgetown star Jaren Jackson Sr. and recently took an unofficial visit to Notre Dame, where he was offered. Jackson is ranked 73rd nationally according to 247Sports Composite and the 6-foot-8 wing holds offers Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue, Illinois, Georgetown and others.

The Wolverines have yet to offer a scholarship in the class of 2017.

RELATED: Track upcoming and previous recruiting visits.

Brandon Johns has early attention in 2018

Lansing freshman forward Brandon Johns is one of the top class of 2018 prospects in the state and he clearly has Michigan’s full attention. Johns took an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor last week and John Beilein returned the favor by stopping in at Johns’ open gym over the weekend.

Johns will participate in the USA Basketball Mens’ Junior National Team’s minicamp from October 2nd through 4th in Colorado Springs.

Growing up in the Lansing area, Johns has seen more of the Spartans in his youth but says he doesn’t have a dream school.

“I’m kind of waiting to see how everything goes, see what my best fit is,” he told MLive in July. “Growing up I was watching Michigan State, but I can’t say I really have a dream school yet. But, it will come.”

Michigan keeping an eye on 2016

Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class could very well be complete with Xavier Simpson, Ibi Watson, Jon Teske and Austin Davis, but the Wolverines are still tracking other prospects.

The Wolverines had been recruiting class of 2016 guard Amir Coffey throughout the summer and fall, but Coffey committed to Minnesota over the weekend. The more likely scenario is that Michigan will continue to track potential spring decisions as late additions depending on attrition.

One of those candidates could be Beachwood, OH wing Maishe Dailey. The Wolverines discovered Dailey with All-Ohio Red late in the summer and hosted him for an unofficial visit last weekend. Here are highlights from Dailey’s junior year at Beachwood.

“Dailey has been a well known name in Ohio for only a few months, but that hasn’t stopped some of college hoops’ top programs from checking him out lately. Specifically, Dailey spent the weekend at Michigan these past two days, checking out a Wolverines program that has already landed verbal commitments from three Ohioans in the 2016 class,” Triple Double Prospects wrote this week. “With over twenty mid-major offers, Dailey is now trying to land a coveted high-major offer before making his decision; as one of the top sleeper wings in the Midwest with plenty of untapped talent it wouldn’t be surprising to see Dailey wait until the spring to see which new programs join his recruitment.”

Other notes

  • Corperryale

    I like Cain’s highlights. Looks long and athletic.

  • Sorry forgot to include Dailey’s highlights. They should be in here now.

  • MrLG

    I have to believe that Brendan Bailey will be rooting for BYU, sort of awkward!

    • Well it is interesting that he isn’t considering BYU opposed to other local schools like Utah.

  • Wayman Britt

    I see Crean is at it again, following Beilein around and recruiting and offering the players Beilein likes.

  • 93grad

    I think we can cross off any top 50 recruits or kids offered by Sparty. Not going to win those battles.