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Yes, I know Hoke showed last year that he had "new recruiting sheriff" ability. Yet this year has been his coming out party because it proves that last year was not an aberration.
Hoke has the No. 1 class in the country, and he is re-stocking the Michigan roster with elite talent. He's also basically told the country that if you want to recruit in the Midwest, you're going to have to deal with him, as that is going to be his main territory while in Ann Arbor.
Hoke has recruited so well over the past two cycles that I'll go as far as to say that he is on pace to join the elite recruiting head coaches of college football in the very near future.
Edwin Weathersby has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (now ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL draft magazine.