Each of the Michigan Wolverines' three newest recruits are ranked inside the ESPN 100 and earned a 4-star rating. This gave the Maize and Blue the nation's No. 12 recruiting class in the country for 2013.
Chandler Park (Mich.) Academy point guard Derrick Walton is lightning quick and his ability to score and dish in transition makes him a perfect fit for John Beilein's offense.
Walton can knock down shots from anywhere on the floor, but the 6'0", 165-pounder will need to become more consistent at the next level. Packing on some muscle is also going to be a priority for Walton in his first year at Michigan.
If Trey Burke opts to bolt for the NBA draft at the conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign, Walton will be the favorite to replace the Wooden Award candidate in the starting five.
Incoming freshman small forward Zak Irvin is going to make a push for early playing time as well. The Fishers, Ind. product has the ability to attack the rim, or pull up and hit jump shots from any distance.
Like Walton, Irvin will need to pack on roughly 15 pounds to help withstand the physical style of play in the Big Ten Conference.
Power forward Mark Donnal rounds out the newest group of Wolverines. Donnal does not have much of a post game, though, he will be a tough match up for a lot of big men because of his shooting prowess.
The nation's No. 86 overall prospect will be a solid reserve for Michigan next season. Expectations for Donnal's freshman year should not be very high.