Michigan Recruiting Update: Wolverines Move Up Class Rankings

    Michigan recruiting update as of Dec. 17, 2015. The Wolverines make noise and slide up the class rankings.

    December 17, 2015

    Michigan recruiting update as of Dec. 17, 2015. The Wolverines make noise and slide up the class rankings.

    Jim Harbaugh is certainly having a good week. As we head into the dead period of the college football recruiting season, the Wolverines are focused on taking down the Florida Gators in the Citrus Bowl, but they’re also focused on building for the future.

    Michigan got a big win when the No. 1 running back in the country, Kareem Walker, committed to the Wolverines on Thursday. Everyone in Ann Arbor, Mich. should be ecstatic because Walker was committed to Ohio State but opened up his recruitment in November.

    He’s a North-South runner with some one-cut ability, and he’s not afraid to lower his shoulder once he gets into the second level — very physical runner.

    The Wolverines also picked up a commitment from Devin Bush Jr, the No. 11 inside linebacker, earlier this week. He’s a little bit shorter (5-foot-11) than most would like to have at the position, but he’s already in the 220-pound range. He has a knack for sniffing out the run and plugging gaps. Bush flows really well with the ball and takes good pursuit angles. He should be a key cog in Harbaugh’s defense for the future.

    With the addition of Walker, Michigan recruiting climbed to No. 2 in 247Sports Team Rankings, trailing only Ohio State. Below is a look at where the Wolverines stand at the moment.

    Top Michigan 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 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 Recruiting Class Overview

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

  25. First Look: Michigan vs. Florida Citrus Bowl


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