Michigan Football Recruiting Update: Wolverines Gaining On Buckeyes

    Michigan football recruiting update as of Dec. 21, 2015. The Wolverines are trying to take the No. 1 class ranking.

    December 22, 2015

    Michigan football recruiting update as of Dec. 21, 2015. The Wolverines are gaining ground on the rival Ohio State Buckeyes.


    Michigan made headlines in the recruiting world last week when it snagged two big-time commitments from 4-star running back Kareem Walker, the No. 1-ranked running back in the nation, and 4-star linebacker Devin Bush Jr, the No. 11 inside linebacker, according to 247Sports.

    The Wolverines were catapulted up to the No. 2 recruiting class in the country, but they don’t appear to be done just yet.

    Getting Bush was a big deal, of course. But getting Walker may have been the biggest move Jim Harbaugh could make. Walker has already put on his recruiting hat, sending a message to the No. 1 prospect in the country, Rashan Gary, about joining forces in Ann Arbor, Mich. Both players are from New Jersey, so Walker at least has a shot at luring in the 6-foot-5, 293-pound defensive tackles. Gary is currently projected as a Wolverines lean.

    Landing Gary would give Michigan its first 5-star recruit in the 2016 cycle, but it may not stop there. The Wolverines were named as a top-three finalist for the commitment of 5-star tight end Isaac Nauta, from Buford, Ga., who also has Georgia and Alabama on that list.

    If Harbaugh can reel in both of those guys, the Wolverines may be looking at much more than a No. 1 class ranking. They may be on the road toward a national championship in the next few years.


    Note: Star ratings based off 247Sports Composite.


    Top Michigan Football Recruiting Commits

  1. Ben Bredeson, 4-star OT
  2. Kareem Walker, 4-star HB
  3. Brandon Peters, 4-star QB
  4. Jordan Elliott, 4-star DT
  5. Michael Onwenu, 4-star OG
  6. Ahmir Mitchell, 4-star ATH
  7. Devery Hamilton, 4-star OT
  8. Devin Bush Jr., 4-star ILB
  9. Brad Hawkins, 4-star WR
  10. Ron Johnson, 4-star DE
  11. Erik Swenson, 4-star OT
  12. Carlo Kemp, 4-star DE
  13. Chris Evans, 4-star HB

  14. Top Michigan Football Recruiting Targets

  15. Rashan Gary, 5-star DT
  16. Isaac Nauta, 5-star TE
  17. Terrance Davis, 4-star OG
  18. Jean Delance, 4-star OT
  19. Lavert Hill, 4-star CB

  20. 2016 Michigan Football Recruiting Class Overview

  21. Total Commits: 23
  22. 5-Star Commits: 0
  23. 4-Star Commits: 13
  24. 3-Star Commits: 10

  25. MORE: Michigan Football Recruiting Wish List

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