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Wolverines hold massive Crystal Ball lead for top target

With one week until a verbal commitment is expected, Michigan holds a commanding 247Sports Crystal Ball lead for top offensive line target, four-star Trevor Keegan. With recent notable predictions from our own Sam Webb and 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong, Michigan now holds 79% of the predictions, with two of the predictions to other programs being more than one calendar year old.

The Wolverines have concentrated their efforts on Keegan for more than two years at this point. The Crystal Lake (IL) native was one of the first offensive lineman the coaching staff offered in the 2019 cycle and they’ve maintained a heavy pursuit of him ever since.

The other programs that appear to be involved are Georgia and Penn State. Keegan will take an official visit to Happy Valley this weekend as the Nittany Lions look to make a final push for his commitment.

Keegan’s familiarity with Michigan and some connections to the program have kept them in contention throughout. He has family in the area, all of which appear to be Wolverine fans. On his official visit in October, he got the full red carpet treatment despite having been on campus numerous times throughout. A few things stood out to him in his interview with TMI’s Brice Marich.

“Definitely the fan base and how much everyone really cares about the players,” Keegan said at the time. “They look at them like they are top notch and awesome people. They really look at them as role models, so it’s awesome the way the players get treated. That was really awesome. The coaches are awesome. The environment was awesome. Everything about it was perfect. I’ve always felt highly of Michigan. Obviously, it means a lot to my family and actually my grandparents came to the game too. They had a great time. It means a lot. It means a lot to me. The officials are so important to me because the official visits are really what I’m going to base my decision off of. I was really unsure about it, but hopefully I’ll start getting an idea once my officials are over.”

A commitment from Keegan would cap off an excellent recruiting haul for the Wolverines on the offensive line in the 2019 cycle. He would be the fourth four-star prospect of the six as he’d join guard Nolan Rumler and tackle/guards Trente Jones and Karsen Barnhart. Michigan’s class is currently ranked seventh in the country according to the 247Sports Composite and the Wolverines remain in the race for five-stars Zach Harrison and Quavaris Crouch among others.

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