Top100 OL to make first ever trip to UM for BBQ at the Big House

The Michigan Insider has confirmed Waukesha (WI.) Catholic Memorial 2024 four-star offensive tackle Donovan Harbor plans on taking an unofficial visit to Michigan on July 31st for the annual summer extravaganza recruiting event, the Barbecue at the Big House.

The Wolverines offered the 6-foot-5, 310-pounder earlier this month and he instantly expressed strong interest in the program.

“I called (Coach Moore) and he said you have an offer and my initial reaction was I was very excited,” Harbor told The Michigan Insider. “It means a lot for sure! Yeah, I’m interested in Michigan and their environment is great.”

In addition to Michigan, the Top100 lineman already holds double-digit offers in his recruitment such as Cincinnati, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee and Wisconsin among others.

There are currently no 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions in at this time.

Harbor sits as the No. 90 overall prospect in the 2024 class, the No. 2 interior offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 1 player in the state of Wisconsin for his class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

After a Big Ten Championship winning season, Michigan coaches are hoping to see the product of that on the recruiting trail in the 2023 and 2024 recruiting cycles as they look to build off a strong 2022 haul.

The Wolverines currently have twelve verbal commitments in 2023, led by in-state four-star RB Cole Cabana, four-star linebacker Semaj Bridgeman. Four-star tight end Deakon Tonielli, three-star running back Benjamin Hall and three-star skill players Semaj Morgan (WR) round out their current offensive commitments. The current class is rounded out by three-star defensive lineman Brooks Bahr and three-star kicker Adam Samahawho may be the top prospect in the country at his position.

The Wolverines have a completely new look in their recruiting department as well. out area Courtney Morgan (Washington) and Aashon Larkins (Ole Miss) and in are former recruiting staffer Albert Karschnia (Central Michigan), director of player personnel Tom Gamble and legendary Wolverine quarterback Denard Robinson (Jacksonville Jaguars). New defensive line coach Mike Elston is also in as the team’s recruiting coordinator, coming over from Notre Dame.

The hiring of Robinson in particular is being viewed as an exciting one as he is one of the most visible representatives of the program in the last 25 years.

“Denard is an energetic guy who always has a smile on his face,” Jim Harbaugh said in a released statement after Robinson’s hire went official. “He will be a positive addition to our program in both the player personnel and player development areas. Denard has been an active member of this campus and we know he will bring that same enthusiasm and love for Michigan to our building every day. We are excited to have Denard back home at Michigan helping our team.”

For a full list of Michigan’s 2023 verbal commitments, click HERE

For a full list of Michigan’s 2023 recruiting targets, click HERE

For a full list of Michigan’s 2024 verbal scholarship offers, click HERE

For a full list of Michigan’s 2024 target list, click HERE

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