College football is a year round process for the real fan that truly never stops.
Each spring, a new group of young men burst onto the scene as they grow out of their junior year. A general ranking is assigned to the top high school football players in the country, and as their senior seasons go by, those rankings fluctuate.
The University of Michigan football team is getting ready for arguably the most important season of the past few decades. The spread experiment takes some time to get under way, but heading into it's third year, it has amounted to nothing more than a failed hypothesis.
The up and coming players want to go to the team that gives them the best chance of winning the National Championship. The most wins of all time, the highest winning percentage, 11 National Championships, 42 Conference Titles, 3 Heisman winners, a litany of pro players and many other accolades certainly play a role in a recruit's interest.
This is a make or break year for the spread and the players that follow.
Winning cures all and after a quick 4-0 start last season, recruits really started taking notice. A lot of the big name players, including Seatrel Henderson, Kyle Prater, Jeff Luc and Marcus Lattimore publicly declared interest in the Wolverines.
As soon as things went sour, they started to look elsewhere. There are quite a few big names in the 2011 class that are going to wait and see what Michigan does, but there is also a solid foundation right now.
The current class sits at eight players and with a great season, any number of them could earn another coveted star. Let's take a look at the current commits and my guess on which of them raises their ranking the highest.