No. 1 Recruit Leonard Fournette Will Reportedly Visit Michigan

Randy ChambersAnalyst IJuly 12, 2013

Credit: 247Sports
Credit: 247Sports

Hold on to your seats Michigan fans, running back Leonard Fournette is scheduled to visit Ann Arbor at the end of this month.

Bill Greene of Scout (h/t Kyle Meinke of, reported the news:

The annual Barbeque at the Big House will be held on July 28 and hosts many of the top recruits from across the country. None will be as popular as Fournette.

Needless to say, this is huge news for the Wolverines. Fournette, a 5-star recruit and the No. 1 recruit in the country according to 247Sports composite rankings, is widely considered a once-in-a-lifetime runner and somebody who could instantly turn around a program.

Think of Adrian Peterson or Trent Richardson. Yes, he's that good at 6'0", 225 pounds.

This news is even sweeter with Michigan landing one of the top running backs of the 2013 class in Derrick Green. Big things are expected from the 4-star recruit and the possibility of pairing him with Fournette is downright scary. Michigan could be known as Running Back University and would have the best 1-2 punch in the country.

But slowdown just a bit. What is the likelihood Fournette ends up in Michigan?

His 247Sports bio claims the two front-runners are LSU and Alabama, which are SEC programs that have remarkable success with running backs. He would have a chance to compete for national titles and would be playing against the top competition each week.

However, a recruit usually doesn't visit a school unless he is at least somewhat interested. Jabrill Peppers, who is already committed to Michigan, also announced that he would find a way to bring Fournette to Michigan, per Kyle Meinke.

It looks like he made good on his promise. Now he just needs to convince him to sign on the dotted line. If Peppers can help finish the job, he would already be considered a Michigan great. Forget playing a single down; there will be talks of statues being built in his honor.

Michigan is halfway to adding the best recruit in this year's class.