Michigan State is expecting a very large contingent of recruits this weekend for its Saturday prime time game against Oregon.
Michigan will host a smaller, but talented group of visitors this weekend for the Wolverines' home opener against Oregon State.
The scheduled attendees include two official visitors:
Jared Mayden: An Oregon commit, Mayden is a four-star cornerback from Sachse (Texas) High. This will be his first official visit, with others to Georgia, Florida and then his final one with Oregon in the coming month and a half. He maintains that he is solid with the Ducks, but wants to see places he missed visiting during the early part of his recruitment. Scout analyst Greg Powers, who covers the state of Texas and the Midlands region, believes he will end up signing with the Ducks despite this weekend's visit.
Victor Viramontes: Committed to the Wolverines, Viramontes (6-0, 215 pounds) has gotten off to a fast start in his senior season. An "athlete" recruit who could project to multiple positions in Ann Arbor, he currently serves as his Norco (California) High's quarterback. Through two weeks, he has passed for 207 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 297 more and five scores. He may project to linebacker, quarterback or another position such as H-back in college.
There will be a longer list of unofficial visitors by the time Saturday rolls around. For now, there are a handful confirmed, including a couple of big-time prospects:
Davis Mills: An early four-star, top-100 national prospect in the 2017 class, this Norcross (Georgia) Greater Atlanta Christian product is a quarterback with a live, accurate arm and intelligence. He has an offer from Michigan along with others from UCLA, California, Miami, Stanford, Northwestern, Arizona State and others. Mills (6-3, 188 pounds) has ties to Michigan as his paternal grandparents, great-grandparents and several cousins went to Michigan.
Kurt Taylor: A junior running back from Covington (Georgia) Newton, Taylor visited Michigan for the BBQ at the Big House in July and was offered a scholarship shortly after that. He declared the Wolverines his leader at the time and they continue to be the team to beat.
Nate Umlor: An intriguing in-state prospect, Umlor, an Allendale (Michigan) junior is 6-foot-6, 245 pounds and can play tight end or defensive end at the next level, or potentially even grow into an offensive tackle. Iowa, Tennessee, Western Michigan, Michigan State and Northwestern are among the other schools recruiting him. He does not have any scholarship offers yet, but is firmly on the Division-1 radar.
Two new 2017 offers
Michigan offered Santee (South Carolina) Lake Marion safety Tank Robinson, a hard-hitting kid who also plays quarterback. Robinson (5-11, 190 pounds) also holds offers from Clemson, Georgia, NC State, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and more. He also plays quarterback for his team.
The Wolverines stayed busy in the Carolinas, also offering Shelby (North Carolina) Crest linebacker Justin Foster. An early four-star on Scout, Foster holds additional offers from Clemson, LSU, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, South Carolina and more.
Allen Trieu began covering the state of Michigan for Scout.com in 2005 and began managing the entire Midwest in 2009. He has been featured on the Big Ten Network on its annual Signing Day Show. His Michigan and Michigan State recruiting columns appear weekly at detroitnews.com.