Marlowe Alter Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 AM EDT Aug 5, 2019 This is a running list of where the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans football recruiting classes rank. We'll keep this updated each week, and will add future classes when more information exists. Here's a look at where the two rivals rank in the Big Ten recruiting rankings, and the overall national recruiting rankings. *Rankings according to the 247Sports Composite 2020 Big Ten recruiting rankings 1. Ohio State 2. Michigan 3. Penn State 4. Iowa 5. Minnesota 6. Northwestern 7. Purdue 8. Wisconsin 9. Maryland 10. Indiana 11. Michigan State 12. Nebraska 13. Rutgers 14. Illinois 2020 national recruiting rankings 1. Clemson 2. Alabama 3. LSU 4. Ohio State 5. Georgia 6. Notre Dame 7. Michigan 8. Miami (Fla.) 9. Texas A&M 10. Florida 11. Florida State 12. Oregon 13. Oklahoma 14. Auburn 15. Penn State 53. Michigan State … [Read more...] about Where Michigan, Michigan State football recruiting classes rank
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By Allen Trieu Special to The Detroit News Published 4:56 PM EDT Jun 25, 2019 Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class grew by six this week, at least publicly. The Wolverines also positioned themselves highly with several other top targets who were on campus for a visit, and the hints on social media suggest there are more verbal commits who simply have yet to publicly announce their intentions. Of the new additions, Jordan Morant of New Jersey is the highest ranked. He comes in as the No. 1 safety in the country on 247Sports. “I really love the coaching staff," Morant said. “I have to be coached by them. They are from Jersey and there are a lot of New Jersey people there. I feel really comfortable there, plus the tradition is crazy.” Morant said the coaching staff has talked to him about playing viper and cornerback as well if need be, but that viper spot appears to currently belong to William Mohan of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall, who also made his verbal … [Read more...] about Michigan Wolverines football enjoys big recruiting run
By Allen Trieu Special to The Detroit News Published 6:06 PM EST Jan 15, 2019 Michigan has started this contact period of recruiting with an aggressive approach toward in-state recruiting. Since the dead period ended late last week, the Wolverines have extended offers to six prospects in Michigan: Ypsilanti Lincoln junior offensive tackle Tate Mackenzie, Detroit Cass Tech sophomore linebacker Kobe King and sophomore cornerback Kalen King, Southfield A&T junior quarterback Anthony Romphf, Detroit King junior running back Peny Boone, and seventh-grade quarterback Isaiah Marshall, who attends MacArthur University Academy in Lathrup Village. Mackenzie is a 6-foot-8, 315-pound prospect who visited Michigan in the fall for a game. Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh came to the school last week, and Mackenzie visited Michigan’s campus the same day he was offered a scholarship. "It was really cool. They came to school — (defensive coordinator Don Brown), Coach … [Read more...] about Michigan Wolverines football targets in-state recruits
By Allen Trieu Special to The Detroit News Published 5:46 PM EST Dec 6, 2018 With only two weeks left until the start of the Early Signing Period, here are the key dates Michigan fans need to be aware of in regard to recruiting. ►Dec. 7: According to The Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb, Michigan will host an offensive lineman committed to a different school whose name is currently being kept off the record until that recruit chooses to share that information publicly. ►Dec. 14: Crystal Lake (Ill.) South offensive lineman Trevor Keegan announces his commitment that day. Michigan has been pursuing Keegan heavily for quite some time while battling with Georgia, Clemson and Penn State, where he takes his final official visit this weekend. The feeling among analysts is that Michigan is the team trending right now for the 6-foot-6, 310-pound Keegan. ►Dec. 15: Michigan will host several official visitors next weekend. Fort … [Read more...] about Key recruiting dates for Michigan Wolverines football
Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 6:29 PM EDT Sep 20, 2018 So many Michigan football questions, so little time. Well that’s just not true. There’s plenty of time to discuss some of the topics sent my way. Most have to do with the offense and the offensive line, with some questions about the defense and penalties sprinkled in. Thanks for sending them, even the ridiculous questions. Here goes: Question: Players have said, “We haven’t shown the vast majority of our offense,” yet Harbaugh aid they will remain a run-heavy offense. Why, with skill position guys they have, would they limit themselves? -- @PerfectFitAR Answer: I hear you, and you have good reason to wonder why, when the defense is stacking the box, Michigan continues to run up the gut for little gain. I don’t think Jim Harbaugh is going to change that approach, as pass-game coordinator Pep Hamilton explained this week during a radio appearance. He said Harbaugh-coached … [Read more...] about Michigan Wolverines football mailbag: Is Jim Harbaugh too stubborn with run-heavy approach?