Re-Evaluating Michigan's 2011 Recruiting Class

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Re-Evaluating Michigan's 2011 Recruiting Class
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No. 57 Frank Clark

When Brady Hoke was hired in January 2011 to replace Rich Rodriguez after a disappointing 7-6 third season, he quickly had to assemble his staff and build a recruiting class.

Under Rodriguez, Michigan was capable of offensive fireworks but never found consistency on defense. Three seasons of defensive meltdowns were enough for athletic director David Brandon to send Rodriguez packing.

Now, Hoke finds himself at a crossroads, trying to rally the Wolverines after his own 7-6 third season and retooling his offense to better compete in the Big Ten.

He struck some gold in his first recruiting class but also missed—nine of the 20 commitments are no longer with the program.

This is a look back at Michigan's 2011 recruiting class, which was ranked No. 26 overall by 247Sports.

Position grades are determined by impact and whether the player is still with the program.

 

All season statistics from MGoBlue.com, the official University of Michigan athletic department website.

Phil Callihan is a featured writer for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotations in this article were obtained via press conferences or in person.

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