USC has 11 ESPNU 150 commitments, while Michigan has 10. USC has just 17 commitments, while Michigan has 23.
Each class boasts a 5-star QB prospect. Michigan has no top 50 ESPNU commitments, while USC has five. The Trojans have 10 top 100 commitments per ESPNU and Michigan has five.
Michigan's class has more depth and is superior at the OL unit. USC has a better DB class, DL class and WR class, but overall lacks Michigan's numbers.
Looking hard at each collection of talent and quality, even though the class is smaller, USC has a better assembly of talent.
The Trojans win the eight-team national recruiting championship.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He 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 (formerly 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.