Wolverines Land Top Recruiting Class in Big 10; Top 10 Nationally

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The Wolverines Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech is reason for optimism, especially considering that it came in the first year of what many U of M fans hope is a long and illustrious tenure for head coach Brady Hoke. But it would be premature to say that Michigan is now ready to compete for national championships on a yearly basis.

(guest post from Christopher Johnson, Big Ten or Bust.com)

Yet unlike the previous three years, in which wolverines’ fans despaired over the failed Rich Rod experiment, the Maize and Blue appear to be trending upward. An 11-2 season was a good start, but Hoke has continued to impress by assembling what appears to be one of the nation’s top recruiting classes.

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Highlights of Brady Hoke’s 1st Michigan Recruiting Class

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Out with Rich Rodriguez and in with Brady Hoke. During every coaching change in college football, the incoming coach is going to have to deal with losing recruits. Hoke was no different.

In early January, four-star cornerback Dallas Crawford de-committed from the Michigan Wolverines over the firing and later signed with Miami.

Perhaps filling the gap Crawford left, Hoke’s top two players happened to be cornerbacks.

Blake Countess (No. 14) and Delonte Hollowell (No. 15) will look to help a defensive backfield that was suspect last season.

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