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Are These Recruits Bringing Michigan Football Back On The Map?

Written by Jonathan Garner

It’s no new news that Michigan football is on the hot seat, more so Harbaugh. When he got the contract extension may people were very surprised by that, because he hasn’t really done what we all expected him to do when he arrived in Ann Arbor. The biggest factor that I thought was going to be the deciding factor in Harbaugh not coming back, was that he hasn’t beat Ohio State at all in his first 6 years. A whopping 0-6 against the rival. That’s embarrassing.

But he has a plan…he claims. And quite frankly, I believe it right now. Is it because I am very Harbaugh bias and I am a fan of him? Yes, but the commits that we need to commit, are committing. The 5 star quarterback, J.J. McCarthy is coming to Michigan this upcoming season, he brought along 5 star running back, Donovan Edwards, which also brought along 4 star wide-out Xavier Worthy. That right there is some dangerous weapons on offense that is key for Michigan, as those are the positions that are lacking right now. Is the Harbaugh that we all wanted back from 2016 finally coming back??

Speaking of lacking though, the biggest area that is lacking is obviously the defense. Michigan’s defense had the worst year in recent history in 2020, which led to the firing of defensive coordinator, Don Brown. Once Brown left, Michigan brought in Mike Macdonald from the Ravens to become the newest co-defensive coordinator alongside Maurice Linguist.

Just yesterday, on February 28th, Will Johnson committed to Michigan. He is a stud 5 star cornerback that graduates in 2022 that will make a huge impact on this team. That helps the very poor secondary that Michigan has, so hopefully this commit will bring in more defensive players to help put this team on the right track.

Ron Bellamy was Donovan Edwards high school coach, that led them to the state title in 2020, he has followed Edwards to Michigan and is serving as the DB coach. Has his hire impacted all these DB recruits to sign? Yes, I believe he is going to be a great coach and bring in some amazing talent. It has shown so far, and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.

I refuse to get my hopes up for Michigan football, but if these commits can keep signing to Michigan in the positions that they need, then the Wolverines can get back on the map. GO BLUE!!

About the author

Jonathan Garner

Senior at Grand Valley State University
Sport Management Major