Michigan Football Recruiting Update: Dylan McCaffrey A High Priority In 2017

    Michigan football recruiting update as the Wolverines are looking ahead at Dylan McCaffrey for their 2017 class.

    January 4, 2016

    Michigan football is recruiting 4-star quarterback Dylan McCaffrey for its 2017 class.

    There’s a lot of glamour that comes with having McCaffrey as a last name. Ed McCaffrey spent 13 seasons in the NFL, made one Pro Bowl and was a part of three Super Bowl winning teams.

    His son Christian McCaffrey was a Heisman Trophy finalist for the Stanford Cardinal this past year and even broke the NCAA record for all-purpose yards in a season. The previous mark was held by none other than Barry Sanders, whose son happens to be a backup to McCaffrey at Stanford. 

    Jim Harbaugh noticed the trend, and that’s likely one reason he’s targeting 4-star quarterback Dylan McCaffrey for Michigan’s 2017 class.

    The Wolverines are sitting at No. 17 in the 2017 class rankings, and adding McCaffrey would be a huge get. He’s a 6-foot-5, 200-pound prospect with a strong arm, a quick release and excellent pocket awareness.

    It’s still early in the game for McCaffrey’s recruitment, but according to Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247, Harbaugh and the coaching staff are positioning themselves nicely for the nation’s No. 2 pocket passer. 

    As Harbaugh plans to lure McCaffrey to Ann Arbor, Mich., the Wolverines head coach is also putting the finishing touches on a stellar recruiting class for 2016.

    Michigan has its eyes on 5-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary, the nation’s No. 1 player. And the Wolverines are also trying to fight off the Georgia Bulldogs for No. 1 tight end Isaac Nauta, who will be putting his talents on display at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

    With a strong finish in this class, adding McCaffrey in the next cycle would certainly drop jaws and pop eyes around college football over the type of team Harbaugh is assembling in Ann Arbor.

    Note: Star ratings based off 247Sports Composite.

    Top 2016 Michigan Football Recruiting Commits

  1. Ben Bredeson, 4-star OT
  2. Kareem Walker, 4-star HB
  3. Brandon Peters, 4-star QB
  4. Jordan Elliott, 4-star DT
  5. Michael Onwenu, 4-star OG
  6. Ahmir Mitchell, 4-star ATH
  7. Devery Hamilton, 4-star OT
  8. Devin Bush Jr., 4-star ILB
  9. Brad Hawkins, 4-star WR
  10. Ron Johnson, 4-star DE
  11. Erik Swenson, 4-star OT
  12. Carlo Kemp, 4-star DE
  13. Chris Evans, 4-star HB

  14. Top 2016 Michigan Football Recruiting Targets

  15. Rashan Gary, 5-star DT
  16. Isaac Nauta, 5-star TE
  17. David Long, 4-star CB
  18. Jordan Fuller, 4-star ATH
  19. Lavert Hill, 4-star CB

  20. 2016 Michigan Football Recruiting Class Overview

  21. Total Commits: 23
  22. 5-Star Commits: 0
  23. 4-Star Commits: 13
  24. 3-Star Commits: 10

  25. MORE: 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl: Rosters, Coaching Staffs


    Have the full Stadium experience

    Watch with friends

    Get rewards

    Join the discussion