Wolverine recruiting report: How the 2021 class compares to Jim Harbaugh’s others at Michigan
Thanks to three new additions to Michigan’s 2021 recruiting class, Jim Harbaugh’s program finished Wednesday’s National Signing Day with a top-10 class nationally. The class is Harbaugh’s fourth that ranks in the top 10 since taking over at Michigan before the 2015 season. However, two prospects – four-star linebacker Osman Savage and three-star defensive end Aaron Lewis – have already transferred..2019National rank: No. It’s top two prospects in the class – defensive end Aidan Hutchinson and linebacker Cameron McGrone were impressive as sophomores but both battled injuries in 2020. 1 overall recruit in the class, defensive lineman Rashan Gary.mlive.com
Despite rocky 2020 season, Michigan signs top-10 recruiting class
Despite a 2-4 record in 2020 and a coaching staff that underwent a massive overhaul this offseason, Michigan still inked a top-10 recruiting class in 2021. The Wolverines didn’t sign any true interior defensive lineman during the early signing period in December or in the 2020 class, but they made several big splashes on Wednesday. Michigan signed three defensive linemen in the 2020 class, but one – three-star Aaron Lewis – transferred before the start of the season. RELATED: Meet Michigan football’s 2021 early signing classEdwards, ranked No. Albeit a rocky 2020 season and a late staff shakeup, Michigan finishes with a top-10 class for the fourth time in seven years under Harbaugh.mlive.com
Michigan football winning another offseason title, but will that finally translate to the field?
Michigan Wolverines Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh watches the replay during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He’s allowed to defend his coach, but Michigan needed a change. Rocky Lombardi marched up and down the field against Michigan in 2020, as did Rutgers and a then-winless Penn State. Address defensive tackleMichigan’s approach to the defensive tackle position during the late Brown era was, to put it kindly, curious. RECRUITING: Michigan flips defensive tackles from Michigan State, Colorado on National Signing DayAdOn Wednesday -- the start of the late signing period -- the Wolverines flipped four-star defensive tackle Rayshaun Benny from Michigan State.
Michigan football flips defensive tackles from Michigan State, Colorado on National Signing Day
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan football set off more recruiting fireworks on National Signing Day, flipping Michigan State defensive tackle commit Rayshaun Benny and Colorado defensive tackle commit Ikechukwu Iwunnah. Last week, they landed an important commitment from four-star defensive tackle George Rooks, the No. Perhaps the most high-profile announcement came Wednesday morning, as Michigan flipped Benny, the four-star Oak Park tackle, from rival Michigan State. When he didn’t sign with Michigan State during the early period, it was a sign that perhaps his recruitment wasn’t finished. Shaun Nua, Sherrone Moore and the rest of the defensive staff deserve credit for these recruiting wins.
Wolverine recruiting report: Why landing 4-star DT George Rooks was imperative for Michigan
The Wolverines didn’t sign any natural interior defensive lineman in the 2020 class and didn’t ink any in the 2021 class during the early signing period in December. But they landed one Wednesday in Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep four-star George Rooks, the No. We talked about what a need this is for Michigan, and I think he (Rooks) sees that. Even with Rooks now on board, Michigan likely isn’t done adding at the position. “I do think that there’s still the possibility of them adding more to that position,” Trieu said.mlive.com
Aidan Hutchinson’s injury status, plus 4 other things we learned about Michigan football this week
Here are five things we learned about Michigan football this week. Hutchinson has been one of the Wolverines' most productive defensive players the past two seasons and won’t easily be replaced. Harbaugh agitated when asked about Michigan futureHarbaugh’s contract situation continues to receive national attention with Michigan’s slow start. Get Wolverine Confidential texts straight to your phone from our Michigan football writers. Michigan football players, families adjust to new Big Ten postgame protocolsSpeed gets freshman WR Roman Wilson on the field quickly for Michigan footballMichigan secondary coach: ‘We’re going to get it fixed’mlive.com
Wolverine recruiting report: Where does Michigan turn after missing on DT Rayshaun Benny?
As the four-star defensive tackle put on his Michigan State hat, he became the Spartans' top-ranked commit in the 2021 class. The focus now shifts to Jersey City (N.J) St. Peters Prep four-star defensive tackle George Rooks, who is ranked No. While losing out on Benny, who attends high school less than an hour away from Michigan Stadium, is a major blow for Michigan, Rooks would be a solid consolation prize. What transpires with Michigan’s defensive tackle recruiting over the next couple of months will be intriguing to watch. The Wolverines do have a commitment for Essexville Garber four-star defensive tackle Alex VanSumeren in the 2022, but they will need reinforcements sooner than that.mlive.com