If a team's winning in the Big Ten, it's winning on the ground; and in order for Michigan to regain its hold of the conference, it must restore its once-powerful rushing attack.
In the not-so-distant past, the Wolverines gashed opponents with their running backs. However, that hasn't been the case as of late. But coach Brady Hoke has done a job second to none when it's come to recruiting, so the emergence of a dynamic power back should be right around the corner.
As usual, Michigan has its eyes set on the country's elite. This slideshow will take a look at the best running backs of 2016 while breaking down their games and analyzing their interest in the Wolverines.
Note: 247Sports will serve as the guide for information such as ranking, height, weight, school and visits/offers.