Trieu: Jordan Elliott among UM star visitors for OSU

Allen Trieu
Special to The Detroit News
Jordan Elliott

It should come as no surprise that "The Game" between Michigan and Ohio State this week will bring a visitor list that reads like a high school All-American team. However, the list has improved leading up to the game as new names have added themselves to the list.

The uncommitted official visitors will include Houston Westside defensive tackle Jordan Elliott, who was added this week. Elliott reported that the Wolverines were at the top of his list and this visit should give further confidence that the Wolverines can land what would be a big piece of the defensive class.

Elberton (Ga.) Elbert County five-star athlete Mecole Hardman will take his first visit to Ann Arbor. Hyattsville (Md.) Dematha Catholic offensive lineman Terrance Davis, Miami (Fla.) Senior wide receiver Keyshawn "Pie" Young, Saraland (Ala.) wide receiver Velus Jones, and Houston Alief Elsik teammates Dontavious Jackson and Chris Brown will all also be on official visits.

Wolverine commits Ben Bredeson, Kingston Davis and Kiante Enis will all be on their official visits.

In addition, Michigan will host Detroit King cornerback Lavert Hill for an unofficial. A Penn State commit, many expect Hill to still end up in the Wolverine class. He will play for a state title on Friday against Lowell.

A host of juniors who have Michigan offers will be in town, including Hill's teammate Ambry Thomas and several other in-state prospects -- Oak Park's Jaraymond Hall, Warren De La Salle's Allen Stritzinger and St. Joseph's Corey Malone-Hatcher.

Several major East Coast visitors will be in attendance, including Princeton (N.J.) Hun School defensive tackle Fred Hansard, Ligonier (Pa.) Ligonier Valley athlete Collin Smith and Cheshire (Conn.) Academy wide receiver Tarik Black. Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, one of the top junior prospects in the country, also will be there.

There will be several major prospects in the 2018 class coming, as well. Three New Jersey products -- Paramus Catholic quarterback Allan Walters and St. Peter's Prep twins Justin and Jayson Ademilola -- already have offers from the Wolverines. Camp Hill (Pa.) tight end Zach Kuntz holds offers from Virginia Tech and West Virginia and is on Michigan's radar.

Wolverines offer Ohio lineman

Cincinnati St. Xavier four-star junior guard Matt Bockhorst added an offer from Michigan on Monday night. Penn State, Michigan State, Clemson and others have already offered the 6-foot-4, 290-pound prospect.

"You see the position they are in now and it's just remarkable," he told Scout's Dave Berk, "and Michigan from an academic standpoint is a fantastic school, and that is something that is very important to me."

Bockhorst says he will not be in Ann Arbor this weekend due to family obligations.

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Jordan Elliott profile

Mecole Hardman profile

Matt Bockhorst profile

Allen Trieu began covering the state of Michigan for 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