Big Ten Recruiting Weekly: Three Schools Making Waves With Trio Of 5-Star Prospects

The early summer months are a heavy recruiting period in the college football world, and several Big Ten programs are taking advantage of it by pursuing some of the best prospects in the country. Here's all the latest and greatest news and rumors from the recruiting trail:

5-star CB to make official visit to Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska

Darnay Holmes (Calabasas, CA), the top cornerback in the 2017 class, told that he has planned three official visits for the fall - one of which will be to Ann Arbor.

"I'm going to take all five of my official visits," Holmes said. "I have set up visits with Ohio State, Michigan, and Nebraska."

He has only set an official date for his visit to Nebraska (Sept. 17).

Five-star DT visits Wolverines

The top recruit from New Jersey is a defensive lineman and visited the Wolverines today. Sound familiar? DT Tyler Friday (who can also play offensive lineman) is the top recruit in the 2018 class from New Jersey and a five-star recruit, took an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor on Friday. The Wolverines offered Friday last year and are the early front-runners to land him. 

5-star Nebraska target sets commitment date

Five-star wide receiver and Nebraska target Tyjon Lindsey has set a date for his commitment. 

In the above video, the Cornhuskers are one of the nine teams, meaning they still have a shot at landing Lindsey. He's the No. 30 player in the nation and the No. 5 WR. He's also the No. 7 player from California. 247Sports' Crystal Ball doesn't have a true favorite for Lindsey, although Ohio State is No. 1, the USC Trojans are second and the Cornhuskers are third. Lindsey's Twitter announcement came on the same day of the Huskers' satellite camp in California, which Lindsey was at. 

Ohio State to flip 4-star Alabama commit?

Four-star linebacker Gary Johnson (Birmingham, AL) is the No. 2 rated JUCO prospect in the country, so it was no surprise when he committed to Alabama. However, the Buckeyes have become a major player in his recruitment - and could get him to flip his commitment.

“Coach (Luke) Fickell and I talk every day,” Johnson said, via 247sports. “Usually we talk on Twitter. He says he likes my athletic ability and speed. He said I could have a huge impact on their team if I go there. I plan on visiting Ohio State.

“I like Ohio State’s defense. I could fit right in. They have a good linebacker program. They send guys to the league just like Alabama. I was offered a scholarship by Ohio State about two weeks ago.”

Johnson plans to make official visits to Ohio State, LSU, Arizona State and Alabama. He attends Dodge City Community College and is the top inside linebacker JUCO prospect in the 2017 class.

New Jersey Powerhouse To Play At Michigan

The Big House will play host to one of the bigger high school football programs in the country this season. 

Paramus Catholic has become a bit of Michigan pipeline in recent years. Rashan Gary and Jabrill Peppers both played there, and linebackers coach Chris Patridge was the head coach before leaving for Michigan. It's the first regular season to be played at Michigan since at least the 1970s. And yes, it was Jim Harbaugh's idea for Paramus Catholic to play St. Frances of Academy of Baltimore. 

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