The 2020 recruiting class for Michigan football is shaping up to be a very interesting one.
It’s not as if there aren’t plenty of reasons to watch it.
Michigan will be looking to add at least three new pieces this spring, and the recruiting class will be a key factor in the decision making process as the Wolverines look to add more players for the 2019 season.
Here are a few things to know before we dive into the 2018 recruiting class:1.
The Wolverines have three new commits to add to the 2020 recruiting classes.
The most notable of them is defensive lineman Brandon Davis, a 6-foot-3, 325-pound prospect from Lapeer, Michigan.
His recruitment is expected to continue in the next few days.
Another big addition is quarterback DeAndre Hopkins, who committed to the Wolverins last weekend.
Hopkins will be Michigan’s second quarterback commit of the 2018 class.
If Hopkins can stay healthy, he will be the top-ranked player in Michigan history.2.
Michigan has two more commits to the 2019 recruiting class.
Safety Justin Harris will commit to the team in May and defensive lineman Marcus Harris is expected in early June.
Both are highly touted recruits who are expected to be major contributors for the program.3.
Michigan has signed one of the top four defensive linemen in the country in linebacker Michael Thomas.
Thomas, a three-star prospect from Ann Arbor, Michigan, has committed to Michigan.4.
The Wolveries have four commitments from Michigan’s 2018 class, and they will be joined in 2019 by two of the best defensive ends in the nation in defensive tackle Jake Fentress and offensive lineman Michael Thomas Jr. Fentress is rated as the No. 11 overall prospect in the 2018 draft by 247Sports, and he will likely be the best player on the defensive line at the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game.
Thomas Jr., a 6’6, 285-pound defensive tackle from Lodi, Illinois, is rated the No, 19 overall prospect by Scout and Scout.com, and will likely come in as the best athlete on the Michigan defensive line.
The Wolveries will be without three-year starter quarterback Jalen Hurts for the first four games of the 2019 football season.
Hurts had surgery on his ACL last summer and has been sidelined since then.
However, the injury was not completely healed, and Hurts’ rehab continues.
According to the Michigan athletic department, Hurts has been rehabbing at the Michigan Health Medicine Center, and a timetable is still being determined.6.
Michigan has added another four players to the 2018 coaching class.
Defensive end Tyler Coker, defensive end Brandon Watts, and cornerback Travon Wilson are all expected to sign with the Wolverids in the coming weeks.
Wilson, a 5-foot, 195-pound cornerback from West Lapee, Illinois is ranked as the second-best defensive back in the class.7.
Another recruit from the Wolverages 2018 class is returning to the football program.
Cornerback Michael Thomas is expected back in Michigan’s spring practice on Tuesday.
Thomas is expected take the field in the spring game for Michigan, and his return will be one of his biggest contributions to the program in the near future.8.
This recruiting class is loaded with talented athletes.
Four of the five top prospects in the 2019 class are from Michigan, with two of them being defensive backs.
Athletic director David Brandon said the 2018 classes talent level was not just due to the number of commitments but the caliber of talent coming into the program, and that the class was built on the foundation laid by the 2015 class.
Brandon added that the top players in the state of Michigan are all in high demand by schools across the country.
A new look at the 2018 Wolverines recruiting class has some fans excited.
Former Michigan defensive lineman Joe Davis was the No: 11 overall recruit in the 2016 recruiting class and has committed.
Davis, a Michigan commit for the past two years, is expected return to Ann Arbor for the spring practice.
There is also a new defensive back on the list.
Jadarius White-Wright, a 4-star defensive end from Grand Rapids, Michigan is the No 3 player in the 2017 class.
White-Wight, a junior from Grand Valley, Michigan committed to Ohio State earlier this month.
White-Wayland is a 5’11, 185-pound linebacker who is rated No. 10 overall by Scout.
Ohio State has two new commitments in the recruiting process.
Rashad Davis is expected at Ohio State in the fall.
He was the first Ohio State commit for Michigan in 2017 and committed to another Michigan state school this summer.
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