Thanks to relentless dedication on the recruiting trail, Michigan surges to the top of the 2013 team recruiting rankings.
Brady Hoke has locked up nearly a complete class already, recently adding linebacker Ben Gedeon and running back DeVeon Smith.
Michigan has by far the best group of offensive linemen in the country, one of
the most coveted quarterbacks in the nation and several elite players on
defense. Furthermore, Michigan remains active for several of the
nation's top uncommitted recruits, with those that have already made a
pledge serving as de facto recruiters by using Twitter to try to convince
others to join the fold.
However, there are roughly 10 months
until National Signing Day, and at least five other teams are in serious
contention to finish in the No. 1 spot in February.
1. MichiganNumber of verbal commitments:
17Key recruit: Shane MorrisStill on the board: Laquon TreadwellNext year's name to know: Malik McDowellFreshman to follow: Jayru CampbellComment:
The owner of the nation's new No. 1 class, Michigan is seemingly unstoppable on the
recruiting front. The Wolverines boast more depth, diversity and talent
than any other class. The class features six Top 100 players among its 17
commits, the most in the country. Amazingly it stands to add even more to its riches, as Laquon Treadwell and Ty Isaac
both could land
in Ann Arbor while E.J. Levenberry
and Kendall Fuller
possibilities on the defensive side of the ball. McDowell will be a
national recruit on the defensive line next year. Expect Michigan to
target possible 2014 No. 1 Da'Shawn Hand
as well, as the Wolverines have
established a firm presence in the Northern Virginia area and could
prove to be a factor.