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College Football Recruiting: Michigan Commit Highlights New 5-Stars for 247

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 03:  Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates with the trophy after Michigan won 23-20 in overtime against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 3, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Michael FelderNational CFB Lead WriterJuly 12, 2012

The recruiting world just got through watching Nike's massive recruit showcase, The Opening, and after getting a good look at the nation's top prospects matched up against one another, players are moving up the boards.

Montravius Adams, a defensive tackle who has Auburn and Clemson among his leaders, has climbed the board to the No. 2 spot according to the folks at 247 Sports.

However, the big defensive tackle is not the big news to come following The Opening. 247 Sports has five new five-star rated players that just debuted. Alabama got a boost in their total recruiting score, as tight end OJ Howard had a great showing in Beaverton and was able to make the jump to a five-star-rated recruit.

The same can be said for Baylor, whose premier commit, Robbie Rhodes, moved into position as the nation's top-ranked wide receiver according to 247 Sports.

Though Rhodes was not at The Opening, he has continued to improve and has been impressive in multiple facets of the game. Rhodes is an explosive wide receiver, he has solid ball skills and is capable of making an impact as soon as he hits the field in 2013.

Another big riser into the five-star ranks was Eddie Vanderdoes, a big defensive lineman who has quick feet and really impressed everyone at The Opening. There are offers for the rising senior on the table from just about everyone and their mother where college football is concerned. USC, Alabama, Notre Dame, Nebraska and plenty more are all vying for the big-time player's services.

The Howard, Rhodes and Vanderdoes news is big talk coming into this week, but the two players who have the most name recognition of the newly minted five-stars are Ricky Seals-Jones and Shane Morris.

Seals-Jones recently decommitted from Texas, but is now a true five-star athlete who starred at the wide receiver position. He also has the body and physicality to play safety and possibly linebacker at the next level. For many, his move up seemed inevitable after he wowed scouts with his ability to play multiple positions very well.

Shane Morris is big news because the rising senior has remained dedicated to his improvement and it has paid off. He has been more consistent, sticking to his mechanics and that has allowed him to show off that big arm.

Brady Hoke and Michigan are building the offensive side of their class around the quarterback, and as he continues to improve, so too does the future of the Wolverines' position under center. 

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