2017 Michigan Wolverines Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Michigan Wolverines Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

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2017 Michigan Wolverines Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Michigan Wolverines Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown


The 2017 Michigan Wolverines Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.


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Classes and rankings to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1
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Classes and rankings to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1

Michigan Wolverines Recruiting Class Overview

If you thought last year’s recruiting class was terrific, this one takes it to a whole other level. Jim Harbaugh set the wheels in motion from the start, and this is when the payoff is the biggest with a brilliant national class of superstar prospects, while keeping in-state blue-chippers in WR Donovan Peoples-Jones and CB Ambry Thomas at home. The big names are there, from QB Dylan McCaffrey to a dizzying array of future all-stars across the board like LBs Jordan Anthony and Drew Singleton, and ready-made offensive tackle Cesar Ruiz. Which position do you like? The receivers are tremendous, the offensive linemen class is loaded with upside and versatility, and the defensive backfield has a ridiculous overload of riches to play around with. However …

The Michigan Wolverines Class Is Heavy On …

Defensive ends. Again, name the position, and Michigan’s class probably has something special for the spot. The bigger stars are on the O line and receiver, however, the defensive ends might have the most interesting mix of talents. Luiji Vilain and Corey Malone-Hatcher are outside linebacker types with speed, while James Hudson is built more for the 3-4 and could kick inside to tackle.

The Star of the Michigan Wolverines Class Is …

WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, 6-2, 175, Detroit, MI – Once he fills out his frame and gets a little stronger, look out. The size is there, the speed is blazing, and he’s a devastating next-level home run hitter waiting to happen. USC, Florida, Florida State and Nebraska were all in the mix for a true No. 1 receiver to revolve a passing game around, but he’ll stay home and be the main man deep threat very, very soon.

The Michigan Wolverines Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …

Defensive line. Name the position, and Michigan probably has a whole slew of issues to deal with. The receiving corps needs work, the secondary is all but starting over, and all the linebackers are gone, but the reason for all the success last season started with a killer front four that has to be completely replaced. Chris Wormley and Taco Charlton on the ends, and Ryan Glasgow and Matthew Godin in the interior were four all-star caliber starters. Michigan isn’t starting over up front, but it’s close.

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