Brady Hoke and the Michigan Wolverines have put together one of the best 2013 college football recruiting classes in the nation (No. 2 overall according to Rivals.com), but there still is a chance they can finish No. 1 ahead of the USC Trojans.
Who want's to finish second anyhow, right? Definitely not the leaders and the best.
While Michigan and their fans can certainly feel great about the No. 2 class, there are still a few scholarships left, and there are a few players that can fill those commitments that would propel Michigan past USC.
If Hoke can get these two players to commit, he really will be the leader and the best as far as college football recruiting is concerned:
Laquon Treadwell: 4-Star WR
We'll start with the player that Michigan has the highest chance of recruiting, and that's 4-star wideout Laquon Treadwell from Crete-Monee High School in Illinois.
Michigan is the No. 1 team on his list right now and if the Wolverines can seal the deal and bring him into the fold it would be a huge win for Hoke.
Hoke already has 5-star quarterback Shane Morris committed, but apart from two 3-star receivers, Hoke hasn't given Morris a big-time option to throw to in his 2013 class.
Treadwell would be that guy for the Wolverines.
He is 6'3", 195 pounds and runs a 4.40, 40. He's also extremely athletic and has that big-play ability that you look for in elite wideouts.
If Hoke can close the deal with Treadwell, he'll be well on his way to having the No. 1 class.
Montravius Adams: 5-Star DT
USC has count 'em, five 5-star commits in their 2013 class, so realistically the only way Michigan can truly surpass them is to get another one of their own. If their second 5-star happens to be the No. 2 overall ranked prospect in the country according to 247Sports, than I'd say Hoke and the Wolverines could grab the first spot on the recruiting team rankings.
This is a long-shot. In fact, it's a Hail Mary, but if you want to win big you have to think big. Michigan needs to try to go after 5-star defensive tackle Montravius Adams.
Michigan has made an offer so he knows there is an interest, and he's even visiting the state this weekend. The problem is, Michigan fans, according to Laura McKeeman of Scout.com he is visiting East Lansing to watch the Spartans take on Notre Dame.
McKeeman's report does say that Adams will wait until the end of his high school season to let us know his favorites, so the good news is: there is still time.
If you're Brady Hoke why not take a minute or two to call Adams this weekend and welcome him to the great state of Michigan? Talk to him a little bit about Ann Arbor and how relatively close it is to East Lansing.
Perhaps close enough for a quick visit? Who knows?
Either way, it's worth the shot for Hoke because getting a 5-star defensive prospect like Adams would put his class over the top.