The Under Armour All-America Game is in the rearview mirror, with Michigan commitments playing a big role in the contest.
The run of all-star games continues Saturday with three more Michigan pledges — and a number of recruiting targets — slated to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl (1 p.m., NBC).
Avon (Ind.) four-star quarterback Brandon Peters, Houston Westside three-star defensive tackle Jordan Elliott and Detroit Cass Tech four-star offensive lineman Michael Onwenu will suit up for the West squad.
Meanwhile, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic four-star receiver Dylan Crawford and Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy five-star tight end Isaac Nauta will announce their college commitments during the broadcast. Crawford’s finalists are headlined by Michigan and Oregon, while Nauta has narrowed his list to the Wolverines, Georgia and Alabama. If Michigan lands one (Crawford looks more likely than Nauta), it should be the beginning of a fun run up to National Signing Day next month.
Detroit King wideout Donnie Corley also will make his pledge, though U-M appears to be on the outside looking in on his recruitment.
And even more Michigan targets are participating in the game, though not planning to commit during it. Keep an eye on Bowman (Ga.) Elbert County five-star athlete Mecole Hardman, Detroit King four-star cornerback Lavert Hill and Los Angeles Loyola four-star corner David Long during the contest.
The Under Armour Game got Michigan off to a good start in the all-star contests, with offensive line commit Ben Bredeson and linebacker enrollee Devin Bush Jr. having strong games for Team Highlight. Running back enrollee Kareem Walker struggled to find lanes for Team Armour against a strong defensive front that included top U-M target Rashan Gary, the No. 1-ranked player in the nation and the game’s MVP.
In the third major all-star game — the Semper Fidelis All-America Game on Sunday evening — Camden (N.J.) teammates and U-M pledges Ron Johnson and Brad Hawkins, a defensive end and wide receiver, respectively, participated.
Tim Sullivan is the football recruiting editor of The Wolverine magazine and thewolverine.com. He also is a contributor to national football recruiting coverage on the rivals.com network. You can follow him on Twitter @tims_wolverine.