Michigan Football Recruiting: Latest Commits Make Michigan Best Class in Country

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIFebruary 4, 2013

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 1:  Coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines directs play against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl January 1, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Michigan have done remarkable work in its 2013 recruiting cycle—so much so that it has given the Wolverines the best recruiting class in the country.

Brady Hoke has brought in some big players for next season who will no doubt produce big results, but even before they play a single snap of college football, they are already stars in the Wolverines' incredible reciting class of 2013.

Start with the offensive players Hoke has brought in.

Shane Morris is a bright and exciting young talent at quarterback who gives Michigan a fantastic future under center. He is quick around the pocket and has a rocket throw—a great asset to the pro-style offense the Wolverines are adopting.

At running back, they're even stronger, with Deveon Smith and Derrick Green forming one of the strongest running back duos in the country.

Green is a 5-star recruit who has incredible speed and agility for a bigger man; Smith has blistering speed and is a natural fit into this offense.

That pair carry the future of Michigan football in their safe hands.

Move forward to the offensive line, and you'll see the vast majority of Michigan's recruiting—and for good reasons. The transition to a pro-style offense means that the Wolverines need to be incredibly sound up front, and when Smith, Green and Morris are all at their peak, the offensive line in front of them will hopefully be peaking at the same time.

The Wolverines lost some solid but not inspiring linemen at the end of the year but have replaced them with several very exciting prospects up front.

Kyle Bosch is the No. 3-ranked guard in the 2012 class; David Dawson ranks as the No. 2 guard and Patrick Kugler is the top-ranked center available.

Throw Chris Fox into that mix, and the Wolverines are solid up front for a number of years to come. Like, seriously solid.

Out of the 27 commits that Michigan have so far, only 11 are on the defensive side, but still Hoke has brought in a number of great new players.

Guys like Maurice Hurst have a natural potential that one of Michigan's three defensive line coaches—Hoke, Greg Mattison and Jerry Montgomery—will surely be able to tap into and turn into a dominant pass-rushing, block-eating force.

No. 9-ranked safety Dymonte Thomas has the potential to win a starting spot as a freshman. Henry Poggi and Maurice Hurst both bring serious speed to the table, as does the talented Channing Stribling. The guy can play both ways!

It is little surprise to see the Michigan Wolverines ranked as the top recruiter heading into national signing day according to Recruiting Scout.

Nineteen of their current 27 commits are ranked as either a 4- or 5-star player; seven of those feature in the top 100 players for the country in 2013.

Nothing will be completely official for the Wolverines until pen has been put to paper, but 2013 is shaping as a very strong year for the Michigan Men.

And given the depth of talent that they've signed right across the board in this year alone, their future looks just as strong as well—if not stronger.

Rankings according to 247 Sports Composite Rankings.


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