Michigan is off to a solid, albeit slightly slow start to the recruiting class of 2014. But not to worry, as there are 42 weeks until National Signing Day, and the only true recruiting competition for the Wolverines in the Big Ten is Ohio State.
Commitments since National Signing Day: Drake Harris, Bryan Mone, Mason Cole, Wilton Speight, Brady Pallante
Drake Harris, Grand Rapids (Mich.) Christian School: Harris is a huge addition to the Michigan class. Formerly committed to Michigan State, he decommitted and later chose Michigan on April 14. Michigan has crushed Michigan State in recruiting ever since Brady Hoke showed up, and bringing in Harris, one of the best receivers in the country and potentially a true difference maker, is just another example of the Wolverines' dominance over the Spartans on the recruiting trail. Harris stands 6'4 and weighs 180 pounds. He is a consensus four-star recruit and a top-10 receiver nationally by all accounts.
Bryan Mone, Salt Lake City (Utah) Highland High School: Mone is a massive defensive tackle at 6'4 and about 340 pounds. While some of that is probably going to come off in college, the consensus four-star recruit has tremendous power, and could play early for the Wolverines.
Mason Cole, Tarpon Springs (Fla.) East Lake High School: Cole is an excellent offensive line recruit. At 6'4 and 285 pounds, some question if the consensus four-star has the ability to play tackle in college. He chose the Wolverines in late February over many SEC offers.
Michael Ferns, St. Clairsville (Ohio) High School: Ferns is a very solid inside linebacker recruit at 6'3 and 238 pounds. He carries a consensus four-star rating. Ferns claims offers from Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame as well.
Wilton Speight, Richmond (Va.) Collegiate School: After bringing in a quarterback the quality of Shane Morris (one of 2013's best), it can be difficult to attract another elite prospect. But Speight looks to be a good one at 6'6 and 200 pounds. Speight is a consensus three-star.
Brady Pallante, Naples (Fla.) Barron Collier High School: Pallante is listed as a greyshirt defensive tackle at 6'1 and 255 pounds. He committed to Michigan in early April.