Michigan Football Recruiting: Breaking Down Wolverines' 5 Biggest Commits

Austin FoxCorrespondent IIJanuary 7, 2013

Michigan Football Recruiting: Breaking Down Wolverines' 5 Biggest Commits

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    Watching the Under Armour and Army All-American Games this past weekend helps remind us just how close we are to national signing day.

    It also is a great chance for fans to get a glimpse of the future Wolverines that are participating in these games.

    But who are truly the best players Michigan has committed in this 2013 class? Here's a closer look at the top five.

    All rankings are according to Rivals.com.

5. Kyle Bosch

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    It's no surprise to see one of the many great offensive line commits here in the top five. In fact, Bosch is rated as one of the 100 best players in the country, just sneaking in at No. 99.

    He is from the state of Illinois, and he has an offer list that is quite impressive. The likes of Alabama, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Stanford and Tennessee all wanted this kid.

    However, he obviously chose to stay home in the Midwest and play for the Wolverines.

    Bosch stands 6'5" and weighs 311 pounds, and he should be a big part of the next great wave of Michigan linemen.

4. Mike McCray

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    McCray, like Bosch, also sneaks into the Top 100, currently sitting at No. 88.

    Even though he was invited to participate, McCray unfortunately had to miss his high school all-star game because of an injury.

    However, it won't take long for McCray to become a fan favorite. The fact that he is coming to play at Michigan may be bit sweeter for Brady Hoke, seeing as how he is one of the highest-rated players from the state of Ohio.

    McCray already has an absolute huge body, standing 6'4" and weighing 230 pounds. He is the perfect type of linebacker to play against the bruising rush offenses in the Big Ten.

3. Patrick Kugler

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    We've already seen one offensive lineman on this list in Kyle Bosch, and it's no surprise to see another here in Kugler.

    Michigan's offensive line group just may be the best in the country, and Kugler is currently rated as the highest commit at the position.

    He is from Pennsylvania, and not surprisingly also has an offer list second to none.

    Florida, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame, Penn State, Stanford and Tennessee all offered Kugler to come play football at their respective schools.

    However, he too chose to stay true to his Midwestern roots and play college ball at Michigan.

    When considering the offensive linemen he'll be joined by, I'd say Patrick made the right choice.

2. Henry Poggi

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    Henry Poggi made his presence felt in the Under Armour Game this past week, as he came up with a fumble recovery.

    In fact, Poggi overall had a very good game and will hopefully see a boost in the rankings.

    Hailing from Baltimore, Poggi ranks as the fifth-best defensive tackle in the country and was obviously pursued by most of the major colleges.

    Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee and USC all offered Poggi a scholarship.

    The choice came down to Alabama and Michigan for Henry, and he wound up choosing the Wolverines.

    It's great to see Michigan expand its recruiting territories a bit and pull an elite kid like this out of a state such as Maryland.

1. Shane Morris

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    Well, this is no surprise to anybody. Morris is by far Michigan's biggest commitment, as he is a 5-star, the best player from the state of Michigan and the second-best quarterback nationally.

    Sure, it was disappointing to see him have the performance he did in the Under Armour Game, but this kid will be fine in the long run.

    Honestly, it would be great if he could redshirt next season at Michigan, and then step in and start whenever Devin Gardner moves on.

    Whether that is after the '13 or '14 season remains to be seen.

    Regardless, Morris will become the face of this program eventually, bringing Michigan's offense back to its true roots.