Michigan football is recruiting slightly below where it was in last year’s cycle, but with Jim Harbaugh running the show,the Wolverines are within striking distance of the nation’s elite.
Find the latest on Michigan football recruiting, plus a list of commits and targets, right here.
Where the Michigan recruiting class ranks
Michigan’s 2018 recruiting class is ranked No. 12 nationally and No. 3 in the Big Ten, according to 247 Sports. Of the Wolverines’ 16 commits, eight are 4-star recruits.
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Michigan 2018 offers by the numbers
Of the Wolverines’ 235 reported offers, 170 are to 4- or 5-star recruits.
- Reported offers: 235
- 5-star offers: 18
- 4-star offers: 152
- In-state recruits offered: 8
- Florida recruits offered: 51
- Georgia recruits offered: 31
- California recruits offered: 21
- Ohio recruits offered: 12
Michigan football commits for 2018
Michigan has 16 commits:
- TE Mustapha Muhammad, 4 stars, Missouri City (Texas)
- CB Myles Sims, 4 stars, Atlanta
- OLB Otis Reese, 4 stars, Leesburg (Ga.)
- QB Joe Milton, 4 stars, Orlando (Fla.)
- SDE Aidan Hutchinson, 4 stars, Dearborn (Mich.)
- OLB Cameron McGrone, 4 stars, Indianapolis
- OT Ryan Hayes, 4 stars, Traverse City (Mich.)
- OT Jalen Mayfield, 4 stars, Grand Rapids (Mich.)
- CB Gemon Green, 4 stars, DeSoto (Texas)
- RB Christian Turner, 3 stars, Buford (Ga.)
- TE Luke Schoonmaker, 3 stars, Hamden (Conn.)
- DE Taylor Upshaw, 3 stars, Bradenton, (Fla.)
- CB Sammy Faustin, 3 stars, Naples (Fla.)
- CB German Green, 3 stars, DeSoto (Texas)
- QB Kevin Doyle, 3 stars (Washington, D.C.)
- RB Hassan Haskins, 3 stars, Eureka, (Missouri)
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DT Tyler Friday, 4 stars, (Ramsey, N.J.)
Michigan is against in-state Rutgers for 4-star defensive lineman Tyler Friday. Rated as his state’s No. 2 recruit for 2018, Friday is still projected to land with the Wolverines and would be a huge pick up for DL coach Greg Mattison. But as Land of 10’s Kevin Goheen writes, a Michigan-Rutgers battle is definitely happening.
TE Luke Ford, 4 stars, (Carterville, Ill.)
Luke Ford, the former Arkansas commit, has an impressive collection of offers, including from Alabama, Texas and Georgia. Steve Wiltfong of 247 Sports reported in July that Ford’s father considered the Wolverines among the leaders for his son, but the tide has shifted south. Alabama and Georgia now appear to be duking it out for Ford. He is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 tight end for 2018 and No. 59 overall. Alabama is the favorite.
OT Daniel Faalele, 3 stars, Bradenton (Fla.)
Daniel Faalele, who attends IMG Academy, moved to the United States from Australia and played his first official football game this fall. But the Australian has the size that intrigues college coaches. 247 Sports lists Faalele at 6-foot-8 and 400 pounds. According to Jeff Sentell of our sister site, DawgNation, Faalele has a Nov. 25 official visit planned to Ann Arbor. He already has been to Georgia and has others on his list.
DT Michael Thompson, 4 stars, St. Louis
Missouri holds the majority of the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for Michael Thompson, but he was at the Wolverines’ BBQ at the Big House this summer and their interest hasn’t waned. Thompson is nearly 300 pounds and is Missouri’s No. 2 recruit for 2018. Thompson included Michigan with Missouri, Ohio State, Alabama and LSU in his top-5 list. This could be a Missouri-Michigan battle, but USC’s involved as well.
Michigan commitments position breakdown
Here’s a breakdown of the number of commitments at each position.
- CB: 4 (Faustin, Gemon Green, German Green, Sims)
- OL: 2 (Hayes, Mayfield)
- LB: 2 (McGrone, Reese)
- QB: 2 (Milton, Doyle)
- DL: 2 (Hutchinson, Upshaw)
- RB: 1 (Turner)
- TE: 2 (Muhammad, Schoonmaker)
Geographical breakdown of Michigan football commits
Here is a breakdown of Michigan’s 2018 commits by state.
- Georgia: 3 (Reese, Sims, Turner)
- Michigan: 3 (Hayes, Hutchinson, Mayfield)
- Texas: 3 (Muhammad, Germon Green, German Green)
- Florida: 3 (Faustin, Milton, Upshaw)
- Indiana: 1 (McGrone)
- Connecticut: 1 (Schoonmaker)
- D.C.: 1 (Doyle)
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