Michigan’s top-10 matchup against Wisconsin (3:30 p.m., ABC) is setting up for national attention on the field.
It’s also becoming increasingly important off it.
On Monday night, Kennedale, Texas, outside linebacker Baron Browning, the nation’s No. 9 overall player, announced he will be taking an official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend.
Using the edit with three mocked up photos of him in a Michigan uniform and a photo of Schembechler Hall’s wall of All-Americans, the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder tweeted his plan (and was quickly retweeted by U-M coach Jim Harbaugh.)https://twitter.com/baronbrwnng/status/780588457684971520
Many experts expect Texas to have an edge with Browning for multiple reasons, including proximity, but taking an official to U-M — 247Sports reported he came on an unofficial in June — is a sign of interest. He may get to the see the Wolverines again, as 247Sports reports that he will visit Ohio State for the Nov. 26 game against U-M.
He’ll be joined by one of the few national players who is higher ranked: Pensacola, Fla., offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood, at 6-6, 327 pounds, ranked as the nation’s No. 2 tackle and No. 5 overall player.https://twitter.com/Alskee_/status/780244432054579200
Browning and Leatherwood will be joined by another elite player, Lexington, Ky., offensive tackle Jedrick Wills, who is ranked as the No. 10 tackle in the country and the No. 43 overall player in the 247Sports Composite rankings.https://twitter.com/JWills73/status/780444009001091072
Four-star offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga from Aledo, Texas, ranked as the No. 16 offensive tackle, is also on the list.