Michigan's Remaining Recruiting Needs for Class of 2013.
Today, Michigan received its 21st commitment in long-snapper Scott Sypniewski. The Wolverines are running out of scholarships as they only have a few left to give to recruits.
Currently, they have the highest rated recruiting class for 2013 from all major recruiting websites. However, as Alabama, Texas, USC and others begin to increase their classes, Michigan will have a difficult time keeping their top position.
The concentration in this article will be on which positions are still needed to complete this recruiting class.
Jaron Dukes and Csont'e York are the current verbal commitments for Michigan but they aren't exactly glowing with star power as they're rated three stars by most recruiting websites (Jaron Dukes is rated four stars by Scout and ESPN). Shane Morris must be able to throw to high quality receivers that make plays when it counts.
Laquon Treadwell, a consensus four-star recruit, currently has Michigan as one of the top schools he's considering.
"Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan State, Michigan, Illinois, Notre Dame and USC," Treadwell told Jared Shanker of ESPN.
They have offered many other receivers scholarships, but none of them would be as big as Treadwell.
Will Michigan land wide receiver Laquon Treadwell?
Recently, the Wolverines were disappointed to hear that highly rated running back Ty Isaac and safety Su'a Cravens would go to USC instead of taking their talents to Ann Arbor. However, Michigan was able to get a verbal commitment from the number one rated running back in Ohio, DeVeon Smith.
Still, Brady Hoke could use another running back as Fitz Toussaint could jump to the NFL if he has another good year. Also, Vincent Smith will be graduating after this season.
While many of the top running backs have already committed to various universities, there are still a couple of players the Wolverines are in hot pursuit after.
Richmond, Virginia's Derrick Green is rated five stars by Rivals and currently has over 30 offers. While many think he'll go to an SEC school this fall, Michigan is considered a long shot.
Michigan currently has the severely underrated (at least in my mind) Taco Charlton as the lone defensive end recruit of the 2013 class. The Wolverines could certainly use another player at that position to build depth.
With Craig Roh graduating after this season, new players will need to step in and take over.
One player that has caught the eyes of Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison is Jason Hatcher. Whether or not he picks the Wolverines remains to be seen, but if they can land him, then he'd fit perfectly with Charlton.
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