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2014 Ranking: 20th
2015 Ranking: 35th
Michigan is a traditional recruiting powerhouse, which means it's expected to sign a top-10 class every February. The Wolverines finished 20th in the final 2014 recruiting rankings and could finish even lower in 2015.
As things stand now, Big Blue is 35th in recruiting. Head coach Brady Hoke has only secured eight pledges, plus he may find it a bit tough to land a 5-star recruit this year. Michigan will likely finish higher than it is now, but it may be a real challenge to surpass last year's ranking.
Per Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press, Hoke said the following on WTKA-AM's 1050 "Michigan Insider" show on May 19:
We don’t pressure guys into making their commitments. We talk to them about how they feel about their commitment. We don’t want them to back out of a commitment, because we have an obligation and honesty when we do offer a guy and accept that commitment. We stop recruiting a guy at that position because we’ve got one that we can count on.
All recruiting class ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' Composite Recruiting Rankings. All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247Sports' Composite Rankings. Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.com, Rivals and 247Sports.
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 and Cleveland Browns.