Everyone knows RichRod has been in a pressure cooker since the past season ended. This is RichRod's most important recruiting class; Michigan needs several impact freshman in order to contend for the Big Ten title, or RichRod is gone.
Last season, Michigan's defense could best be described as somewhere between woeful and a catastrophe. The secondary was the most culpable. I was convinced opposing receivers had bombs strapped to their body, as why else would Michigan cornerbacks consistently line up 10 yards away from the line of scrimmage?
Unfortunately, the defense is officially "The Situation", as two of Michigan's best defenders, Brandon Graham and Donovan Warren, are both leaving for the NFL.
Recruits will need to fill major holes. Michigan's defense requires a face-lift and it never hurts to get another batch of quarterbacks, running backs and receivers.
These are the recruits that I believe will make immediate impacts come next season.