It was a big weekend for football in Michigan on the pitch, but Wolverines' victory also seemed to help in the four-star final Theo Johnson.
With some recruiting battles, you do not seem to really know anything when the time comes, and that could be the case with Michigan's prominent football goal, Theo Johnson.
Johnson, who according to the 247 composite placements is the third largest goal in the 2020 class, is also a top 100 prospect. He attended Michigan Football during Michigan State in his second visit of the season.
Obviously, it went pretty well. The offense exploded for 44 points and nearly 500 meters in total as well as nearly 400 through the air. Johnson's last visit was against the state of Middle Tennessee, so the offense has come a long way and is now finally what we all expected.
In addition, according to Sam Webb of The Michigan, the visit seems to have gone very well. Insider ($), who had the following to say:
"Not a fixed date for a decision, but he mentioned the possibility earlier in the fall to return to Ann Arbor for the match against OSU. That would of course be another positive sign for Michigan. Even without that, my gut tells me that people in Maize & Blue circles feel like Michigan is back in the driver's seat. "
Webb provides some interesting information about Johnson, probably the top target of the Wolverines in the 2020 class. The four-star end should have made his decision on Monday, but he postponed it.
In his post, Webb interprets this as a good thing for football in Michigan. Penn State is considered a favorite, and the fact that the decision was made late could be a good thing for the Wolverines, especially if Johnson travels to Ohio State in two weeks.
With Johnson, however, it is difficult to keep track of the face. It has sometimes felt like Michigan has been the favorite, while at other times it has felt like Penn State, Iowa and even Georgia.
Now it seems to be Michigan and Penn State, and it will be interesting to see how it plays Eliminated, but it seems the Wolverines are catching up.
In other news, Michigan still has a place to quarterback in 2020, and while CJ Stroud is a name to watch, another is Web Rich Carl Carl Richardson.
Richardson is not rated 247 sports and is listed as the 33rd best pro quarterback, but the 6-foot-4 caller gains momentum.
He has offers from Washington State, Boise State, as well as offers from other Mountain West schools. Michigan football has not offered it yet, but there is some interest in Webb ($), and if Jim offered Harbaugh and companies, it would probably move the counter.
Michigan could have a shot to land Richardson but it gets late in the game. But if there is a mistake with Stroud, there will not be much choice and it is less than ideal not to take quarterback in 2020.