Michigan’s camp month — both in Ann Arbor and around the world — has ended.
Now the Wolverines hope to see the payoff.
There were a few commitments of campers during June.
This week could continue the trend with a 2017 four-star prospect, Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage offensive lineman Kai-Leon Herbert.
The 6-foot-5, 284-pound tackle is ranked No. 22 at his position and No. 166 overall in the 247Sports Composite and announced on Twitter he’s down to three teams.
Herbert, who visited Michigan the weekend of June 18, tweeted Friday night that he’ll announce on Wednesday between Michigan, Florida and Miami, Fla.
Herbert is scheduled to be one of 166 elite high school players at Nike’s The Opening event this week in Beaverton, Ore.
Michigan held two Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., satellite camps at the same time on June 3, and U-M coach Jim Harbaugh split his time between both.
Herbert attended one but only watched, according to TheMichiganInsider.com, which covered that camp.
On the 247Sports “crystal ball” prediction graph from recruiting experts across the country, none considered U-M a factor until June, and now there are more predictions for top recruits to go to U-M than to any other school.
Michigan is losing so many offensive linemen in the senior class that the position will be a primary focus.
The Wolverines already have three offensive linemen committed — Oak Park’s four-star JaRaymond Hall, who committed last year, and a pair of three-stars: Darien, Conn.’s Andrew Stueber and Sugarcreek, Ohio’s Joel Honigford, who both committed in the past two weeks.
Landing Herbert could influence his five-star teammate and fellow lineman Tedarrell Slaton, who visited U-M with him two weeks ago.
U-M is also still in the mix for a number of other elite prospects: Five-star tackle Isaiah Wilson from Brooklyn, N.Y., four-star guard Robert Hainsey from Bradenton, Fla.’s IMG Academy and four-star center Cesar Ruiz, also from IMG. Ruiz is originally from New Jersey and is friends with a few current Wolverines.