The Wolverines shot out the blocks of this 2013 recruiting cycle, storming past everyone to get themselves the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, according to Scout.com. Michigan has 23 commits right now and 15 of them are members of the ESPNU 300.
With 23 scholarship slots already filled up for its 2013 class, spots are getting tight in the Michigan program. Only a very few scholarships remain open, so Big Blue is now really squeezing and working its roster numbers to make room for only a select number of prospects.
In this read, the aim will be to give you the top six recruits that Michigan is squeezing to make room for in its packed 2013 recruiting class.
Muhammad is a 6'3", 230-pound DE prospect from New Jersey that comes from powerhouse program Don Bosco Prep. He told Scout.com that he'll likely visit Notre Dame, USC and Alabama for sure.
Michigan could also get a visit, and there is a high amount of interest mutually from both sides. Look for Big Blue to score for a visit this fall and try to seal the deal with a commitment.
Mathis is another DE prospect that Michigan is looking at. He's 6'4", 255 pounds and comes from Southern California.
Mathis has solid list and one of the last schools on it is Michigan, who could be battling Alabama for Mathis' fifth official visit slot, says Scout.com. Mathis also has stated that Greg Mattison envisions using him like he did Terrell Suggs when the Wolverines defensive chief was leading the Ravens' defense.
From Florida, McQuay is a 6'1", 185-pounder that can factor as a roaming FS for a secondary. He has good hands, ball vision and a natural knack for making interceptions.
Michigan was once in his top three, but with room becoming tight in the Wolverines recruiting class, they may have dropped back a bit. However, McQuay still is considering them at a serious rate, reports Scout.com.
Green has his eye on playing in Ann Arbor, but he also likes about five or six other schools too right now. The big 6'0", 225-pounder from Virginia is one of the top RB prospects in America for 2013.
Green's mother told Scout.com earlier this month that Michigan has made a "good impression" on the big back, who took an unofficial trip to Ann Arbor a few weeks ago.
Look for Brady Hoke and his staff to keep a scholarship open for Green until the very end.
Willis is a big DB from Arizona that stands 6'2", 190 pounds and has excellent cover skills. Michigan can point to Shane Morris as the lead recruiter for Willis, as the QB was in Willis' ear at The Opening and on Twitter, reports Scout.com.
With trips set up to Notre Dame and Nebraska, the interesting thing about that is Willis will see the Wolverines play twice. Yet, I think Morris and Big Blue would like Willis to also take in a third Michigan game at the Big House this fall.
I expect Treadwell to end up at Michigan, but Scout.com also lists Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Auburn and Michigan State as schools of note for the 6'2", 190-pound WR.
From Illinois, Treadwell has excellent speed and can play football at all three levels of a defense. He's a menace for a secondary because he can get past them or work underneath and use solid RAC skills to get to pay dirt.
Michigan wants him to use those skills in Ann Arbor and Treadwell would be a prime target for Shane Morris down the line.
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 & 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.