Report: Michigan to host five-star center Mo Bamba for official visit

Dylan Burkhardt

According to a report by Sam Webb, Michigan will host five-star center Mohamed Bamba for an official visit this weekend.

Bamba is ranked 3rd nationally according to 247 Sports Composite and Duke and Kentucky lead his Crystal Ball projections. He’s also considering Harvard, where he’s planning to take an unofficial visit on September 24th.

Michigan is Bamba’s first official visit. He recently wrote in a blog entry that he has no timetable to trim his list.

“I didn’t want to play around with it by setting dates and things like that,” he wrote. “This is a major decision that I am putting a lot in to and I’m just focused on doing my part by getting to know the coaches and going on these visits and gathering information.

There’s no timetable to cut any list.”

Bamba will be on campus in Ann Arbor for the Wolverines’ season-opening football game, where Michael Jordan will serve as an honorary captain.

Michigan has three commitments in the class of 2017 — Eli Brooks, Jordan Poole and Isaiah Livers — and all three are expected to be on campus for their official visits. The Wolverines appear to be content to shoot for the stars with the last spot in the class, focusing on the top prospects on the recruiting board.

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  • bobohle

    This would be a HUGE get.

  • Brett Podwoiski

    excellent timing with MJ in town. Wish JB could get every recruit to come

  • Leslie Hoerwinkle

    A little chunky at 6-11, 207 pounds.

  • Fab 5 Legends

    this kid would give us such a different dynamic at 5 that we havent had in long time…it would be a big steal if Beilein would get him…even though i see him @ Kentucky/Duke…hopefully im wrong an he decided to wear the maize/blue

  • A2JD

    What a coup this would be. He sounds like he wants to go to a good academic school so Michigan should have a shot.
    To make another Final 4 run, I think Michigan needs an impact big. Mo Bamba certainly fits that criteria.

  • Rich74

    Does anyone know if this recruit had a chance to meet with Michael Jordan before or after the football game?
    Just curious.