Michigan football players have been invited to participate in a national recruiting event for the first time ever.
The 2017 edition of the Michigan-Wisconsin game, which will take place at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will be streamed live on ESPN3.
Michigan will play its home opener against Texas Tech on Sept. 2.
The game will be the first Big Ten game to be streamed on ESPN since the 2013-14 season.
Here’s what you need to know about the event:Michigan is one of the favorites to land a marquee recruit like Alabama’s A.J. McCarron and USC’s Malik Hooker.
Michigan’s top recruiting priority is offensive lineman Malik McDowell, who committed to Michigan in January.
He is committed to play for Michigan for the next four years, but the Wolverines may not be able to land the 6-foot-6, 306-pounder in time.
Michigan also has other quality recruits on its radar, including safety Malik Ricks, who visited campus last month.
The Wolverines are also in the mix for linebacker Connor Williams, who recently visited the school.
Michigan has had a busy recruiting class this spring, but is also one of only four teams in the country to win all seven of its games.
The rest of the top five ranked teams in recruiting include Auburn, Florida State, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee.