When Michigan began play this season, the 2016 recruiting class was down to eight spots and it seemed like the pool was set for which recruits would fill those final spots.
But as recruiting fans should come to expect, changes have happened and new targets have emerged, and Michigan has extended new offers in the 2016 class in recent days to McKeesport (Pa.) athlete Khaleke Hudson and Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange wide receiver Eddie McDoom.
McDoom, a quick-footed 6-foot-0, 170-pound playmaker, has an impressive offer list that includes Clemson, Florida, Kentucky, Miami, Louisville, Penn State, Texas, Tennessee and others. He quickly scheduled an official visit to Michigan for Dec. 11 following the arrival of the Wolverine offer.
"It's going to be good to see the school up close and get a feel of the atmosphere there," he told The Michigan Insider's Brice Marich. "I'm excited about meeting the coaching staff and talking to the players. I'm also excited about seeing what they can bring to the table for me and getting a closer look at the campus."
At this time, McDoom has no favorites, nor does he have any other visits planned.
The 6-foot-0, 200-pound Hudson is a versatile athlete who Scout analyst Brian Dohn believes can play safety or running back at the next level. He has also been mentioned as a potential outside linebacker prospect. Hudson's only scheduled official visit is to Virginia Tech. Penn State is another school that is in the mix.
His teammate, outside linebacker Tymar Sutton, also reported that Michigan has reached out but has not offered yet.
What is clear is that, even though Michigan has several targets on the board still in 2016 that Wolverine fans should be optimistic about, the staff is continuing to evaluate and find new recruits to go after.
Elite defensive tackles set visits
Michigan has already hosted the nation's top prospect, Rashan Gary, on an official visit, and the Wolverines will soon host two more high-major defensive tackle prospects.
According to The Michigan Insider's Sam Webb, Euless (Texas) Trinity's Chris Daniels, who played his freshman year in Michigan at Mona Shores, will be in Ann Arbor this weekend for the Wolverines' matchup with Rutgers. His mother will accompany him on the trip up from Texas and his gradmother, who still lives in west Michigan, will also make the trip to Ann Arbor.
Houston Westside defensive tackle Jordan Elliott will take his official on Dec. 11. He recently stated that Michigan was his leader and that his mother would be coming with him to Ann Arbor.
Elliott told Webb there was no college coach he and his mother are closer to than Greg Mattison.
Wolverine commit taking Nebraska official
Michigan linebacker commit David Reese will take an official visit to Nebraska this weekend. The Cornhuskers recently offered along with Florida and Texas and the Farmington native's father reported that he will also take visits to Gainesville and Austin. Reese recorded 148 tackles this season. All three of those programs have offered early enrollment while Michigan has not.
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.