Laquon Treadwell Among Several Elite 2013 Recruits Visting Michigan This Weekend

Zach Dirlam@Zach_DirlamSenior Analyst IIFebruary 11, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 03:  Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines applauds his teams play against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 3, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Michigan Wolverines locked up a 2012 recruiting class that ranked in the top 10 nationally a little more then a week ago, but there is no rest for the weary when it comes to college football recruiting and the coaches have a busy weekend upcoming with several elite 2013 prospects paying a visit to Ann Arbor. 

The biggest name of the group expected to be on campus over the weekend is 4-star wide receiver and's No. 31 overall prospect Laquon Treadwell (Crete, IL). 

The Crete Monee star visited Michigan multiple times last fall and came close to ending his recruitment, but since then interest in his services has picked up quite a bit and Treadwell will likely take plenty of other visits before narrowing down his list of schools in June. 

Another top-50 prospect that will be visiting Ann Arbor is Ponderosa High School offensive tackle Chris Fox (Parker, CO), who is the No. 46 overall prospect in the nation. 

Michigan was one of the first schools to offer Fox, who has also been offered by Iowa, Colorado, Ohio State and Purdue, and the 6'6", 297-pounder put on an impressive display at the Wolverines' 2011 summer camp. 

Fox also told that his two favorite schools growing up were Michigan and Colorado, which gives them both a bit of a leg-up at the moment. 

An Ohio native is scheduled to make the trip north to visit Michigan this weekend as well. Marion Franklin High School standout wide receiver Jaron Dukes (Columbus, OH) will be making his first visit to Ann Arbor. 

"This will be my first time [in Ann Arbor]," Dukes said. "Mostly it will be just enjoying the school, enjoying being up there and having a good time. I'll get to see what Michigan has to offer academic-wise and see what they have around the campus." 

Dukes' talent is not the only thing that makes him different from other Columbus area residents though, because although he is in the Buckeyes' backyard the 6'3", 195 pound wideout is a Michigan fan. 

"I think it started when I was younger, everybody liked Ohio State so I just decided to be different and ended up loving the team" Dukes said. "I have always been a big Michigan fan so getting an offer from Michigan is a big opportunity." 

Rivals' no. 109 overall prospect, offensive tackle Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, IL), has been the most frequent class of 2013 visitor and recently said Michigan and Alabama are currently his top two schools.  

The Manual High School offensive lineman already has 23 offers, but will likely wait until he has completed his official visits before committing. 

Finally, Detroit Catholic Central athlete and No. 160 overall prospect Wyatt Shallman (Novi, MI) made his way to Ann Arbor on Friday afternoon according to his Twitter account.  

Shallman is visiting Michigan for the second time and already has offers from the Wolverines, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Syracuse.

Zach Dirlam is the Lead Editor of College Basketball and Big Ten Columnist for the Fox Sports, MSN and YardBarker affiliate website Sports at Work. He is also undergoing a trial period as a Michigan Football Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Check out his blog, Dirlam’s Dirty Dugout Sports Blog, which features this story along with other articles and video reports on the major sports. Follow him on Twitter @ZachDirlam_SPAW!