What Does Michigan's Big Recruiting Weekend Mean For The Future Of The Program?

Zach Travis of SB Nation's excellent Michigan site, Maize & Brew, has a tremendous look at what the big recruiting weekend means to the Wolverines. At 3800 words, this is just a ridiculously comprehensive analysis. If you are a hardcore Michigan fan, you need to bookmark the new Maize & Brew. Here are some of the headers from this top-notch piece:

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-Michigan Can Aim for the Stars
-Michigan's Has Defined Its Needs
-Michigan Has Reversed Recent Momentum
-Michigan's Big Picture Strategy is Paying Off

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- Michigan is building a strong Midwest recruiting presence. Seven of the eight recruits that committed this weekend are from the Midwest including three of the top players in Michigan, two of the top players in Ohio, and two of the top players from Illinois. This is to go along with a top prospect from Michigan (Morris) and Ohio (Thomas) that came on board last year. This follows a 2012 class that consisted of nine players from Michigan and nine players from Ohio. A Big Ten title team is primarily built on strong classes of Midwestern kids (especially Ohio and western PA). Michigan has already established itself as one of the premier destinations for top Midwest talent.↵

- Brady Hoke isn't afraid to go after the best talent in the country, and it is paying off. Chris Fox, an offensive tackle from Colorado and one of the top linemen in the country commented after his commitment that he knew for months that he wanted to be a Wolverine. That is the kind of attitude Brady Hoke wants to build in elite recruits, and judging by the strong interest by some of the best players in the nation he is doing just that. Michigan is extending offers to some of the best players in the country and doing it on a national level.

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-A Top-Three Class is Possible in 2013

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For more on Wolverines football, visit Michigan blog Maize 'n' Brew, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation Detroit.

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