Jatashun "Big Tex" Beachum spoke to Sam Webb today about his official visit to Michigan, and where the wolverines stand in his recruitment. There were some rumors that Michigan weren't in the race anymore (see article here), but Big Tex confirmed Michigan is still there.
He said he doesn't have a leader right now, but he did prefer the Michigan visit to the Arkansas one, which is promising. I think most UM fans were expecting a commitment after the OSU game, including myself, but his mom has told him to take all five officials, since he's never been out of Texas before.
Distance isn't a factor, which is good to hear, and another advantage for UM is that his coach is very pro-UM right now.