Michigan Football: Predicting Final 7 Commitments for the 2012 Recruiting Class

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Michigan Football: Predicting Final 7 Commitments for the 2012 Recruiting Class
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Brady Hoke has gotten Michigan football off to its best recruiting start in recent memory.  Of the top 10 players in the state of Michigan, the Wolverines currently have six of them committed, while Michigan State only has one.  This just goes to show that it was an absolute joke for Spartan fans to assume that MSU had become the premiere program in the state. 

In fact, they are obviously nowhere near "premiere" status.  Coming off an 11-2 season, players aren't exactly signing up to play in East Lansing.  State only has one 4-star player committed, Se'Von Pittman, and even he has hinted that he might be signing elsewhere.  Michigan, coming off a 7-6 season, has nine 4-stars committed.

Michigan is not only dominating their own state, but they are also doing extremely well in Ohio.  The best player in the state, Kyle Kalis, recently de-committed from Ohio State and very soon after, committed to Michigan. 

Not only is it encouraging to see how many kids from Ohio want to play for Michigan, but how few want to play for Ohio State.  Of the top 10 players in the state, OSU only has two committed.  With Brady Hoke and Greg Mattison in charge, it looks like players in the Midwest want to play for Michigan, not Ohio State or Michigan State.

Since the Wolverines got off to such a fast start, their recruiting class is actually almost wrapped up.  They currently have 19 commitments and hope to take a class of 26.  There has been a lot of speculation on who the final seven will be, and this is a preview of who the most likely are.  The players are ranked by simply how good they are.

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