Michigan is hosting Wisconsin for a night game Saturday and, in the past, night games at Michigan Stadium have produced positive recruiting results.
That began just following the first Under the Lights game against Notre Dame in 2011 when then-five star safety Dymonte Thomas verbally committed to the Wolverines after the game.
A good group of visitors from all classes will take in this game.
The biggest name among the official visitors is Trevor Keegan.
The four-star offensive tackle from Crystal Lake (Ill.) South is the lone uncommitted recruit taking an official to Ann Arbor this weekend. Michigan was in good position with the 6-foot-6, 310-pound senior following his summer visit for the BBQ at the Big House, but Georgia, Clemson and others remain very much in the hunt. As offensive tackle is still a key need in this class for Michigan, and Keegan is one of a couple top targets there, this visit is an important one.
Joining him on their official visits will be Michigan commits Jack Stewart and Charles Thomas.
In the 2020 class, Michigan will have several visitors of note. Moseley (Va.) Cosby linebacker Ethan West and Aurora (Colo.) Eaglecrest offensive tackle Reece Atteberry are both four-star prospects. Atteberry visited Michigan in the summer and now returns for this game. Lexington (Ky.) Catholic quarterback Beau Allen is another notable out-of-state name. Allen holds a scholarship offer from Michigan and has backed up their confidence by filling the stat sheet as a junior.
From inside the state, Bay City Central wide receiver Devell Washington was offered by Michigan in the summer after the Wolverines evaluated him at camp. Ohio State and Michigan State also have offered and gotten him to their campuses recently, so this will be another opportunity for Michigan to have the 6-foot-4, 200-pound target at a game.
One of Michigan’s 2020 commits, Columbus (Ohio) Northland running back Kahlil Branham, will visit along with his brother John Branham, a senior running back.
Edwardsburg offensive lineman Josh Priebe, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect who Michigan had at their summer camp, will attend the game. Priebe has offers from Central Michigan and Toledo currently.
The state of Michigan has a very strong crop of sophomores, and two who Michigan already have offered, Belleville defensive/offensive lineman Damon Payne and Clarkston offensive lineman Garrett Dellinger, are scheduled to visit.
One freshman of note who is on the visitor list is Zeeland East’s Tag Bonnema. Bonnema has started every game on the varsity this year and already stands 6-foot-4, 200 pounds.
Allen Trieu covers Midwest football recruiting for 247Sports. 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.