Michigan to get 5-star visitor for The Game, Jalen Mayfield focuses on senior season, coaches praise John Beilein

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A big-name, big-game recruit will be on the sidelines at Michigan Stadium for The Game.

Steve Lorenz of 247Sports.com, who contributes to the Detroit Free Press, reported that 2018 5-star recruit Talanoa Hufanga will make an official visit to Michigan when the Wolverines host Ohio State on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Hufanga is from Corvallis, Ore., and can play safety and receiver. He is ranked by 247Sports  as the No. 1 athlete in the nation and No. 58 in the national composite rankings.

Choose Michigan’s 2017 unsung hero

Land of 10 kicked off the first of three preseason polls Thursday — our picks for the top three candidates to become Michigan’s unsung hero in 2017. Cast your vote here, and keep an eye out Friday for the second poll.

Jalen Mayfield focuses on strong start

Jalen Mayfield, a tackle from Grand Rapids (Mich.) Catholic Central, is a 2018 Michigan commit who opens his season Friday against Detroit Country Day School, in a rematch of the 2016 Michigan Division 4 state championship game. Mayfield plans to sign his National Letter of Intent with Michigan in December, yet will not enroll early.

You’ve got mail

The latest installment of Land of 10’s Michigan mailbag examines the hype surrounding sophomore defensive end Rashan Gary, quarterback Wilton Speight’s offseason improvements and the competitive level of Michigan’s young secondary.

Grant Newsome continues a comeback

Tackle Grant Newsome discussed with MGoBlue.com his continuing comeback from a dislocated knee, an injury he suffered last October in a 14-7 win against Wisconsin. The dislocation, Newsome said, caused further complications in his right leg that at one point had doctors considering amputation.

John Beilein works by the book

CBSSports.com conducted a poll of college basketball coaches for its annual “Candid Coaches” series and 26.6 percent of the coaches polled believe Michigan’s John Beilein “ does everything by the book and operates completely within the NCAA’s rulebook.” In CBS’ anonymous poll, three coaches specifically pointed out the integrity and honesty in which Beilein runs his program.

More legal issues for Florida

Multiple outlets reported Thursday that Florida wide receiver James Robinson and linebacker Ventrell Miller were cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession earlier this week in Gainesville, Fla. Miller is also one of seven Florida players who are suspended for the misuse of school-issued funds; any discipline against Robinson has not yet been announced by Florida coach Jim McElwain.

Way-too-early draft projections

ESPN’s Todd McShay released a preseason evaluation of the top 32 players for next year’s draft Thursday, and pegged Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst Jr. at No. 9 in his 2018 prospects. (Note: this is a subscriber site.)

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