Report: Michigan expected to receive official visit from five-star RJ Barrett

Dylan Burkhardt

According to Jerry Meyer of 247 Sports, Michigan is in the mix to receive an official visit from Canadian superstar RJ Barrett.

Meyer reports that no official decision has been made as to whether to join the 2018 class or remain in 2019, but Michigan is one of four schools expected to host Barrett for an official visit.

There has been no official announcement from the Barrett camp as to whether he will remain 2019 or reclassify up to the 2018 class, but 247Sports strongly expects the 6-6 small forward who attends Monteverde (Fla.) Academy to move into the 2018 class.

Duke, Kentucky, Michigan and Oregon are considered the frontrunners to land Barrett and are expected to host him on an official visit.

Lurking right behind these four schools in his recruitment are Arizona, Kansas, Texas and UCLA.

Barrett is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2019 and would likely be ranked No. 1 in the 2018 class as well. He had a dominant summer with Team Canada, helping the national team win the U19 World Cup including 38 points in an upset win over Team USA.

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  • Leslie Hoerwinkle

    It would probably take a miracle to land him. But, I believe in miracles.

  • bobohle

    Wow! This would be Beilein’s biggest catch ever. I wonder if the two Canadians would would be a tandem for 2018. That would explain why Iggy stayed in the 2018 class. Dylan are they good friends?

  • Wayman Britt

    Boy, did this come out of the blue. Getting him on campus is huge.

  • Vandy54

    Miracle, shmirakle, we are Michigan for goodness sake. If we can’t land him . . . We can accomplish whatever we want when we put our heart into it recruiting at Michigan. Mr. Barrett is a Michigan quality player, we should not settle for less. We will see, and I hope the new Michigan staff gets their feet wet and dirty to land this Canadian player from right across the border. This young man has superstar written all over him if his work ethic does not quit. Belein said it himself with Mobimbo, if we had you I can’t imagine what we could do with you. Quite simply, if that’s the case coach, make it happen. Go Blue!