Michigan Football Beginning To Scale Charts For 2015 Recruiting Class

By Tyler Fenwick

The Michigan Wolverines are starting to rise in the rankings for this 2015 recruiting class, and it appears that things may just be getting started. After coach Brady Hoke picked up a commitment from four-start athlete Brian Cole yesterday, the Wolverines are hosting several top prospects at the annual Barbecue at The Big House event today. Some big commitments for the 2015 class could be looming as Michigan begins to heat up on the recruiting trail.

According to 247Sports.com’s Composite Team Rankings, Michigan is still further back in the pack than many would like to see, but that is large part due to only having nine commits at this point. Every other team ranked ahead of the Wolverines has at least 10 heading into the 2014 season. Hopefully Hoke can continue the charm of the Barbecue and pick up a few more commits today. Of course then the next step is to keep those kids. Last year’s event saw highly-talented receiver George Campbell and running back Demien Harris make a pledge, though neither remain committed today.

Because of the heavily competitive recruiting grounds shared between Michigan and Michigan State and neighbor Ohio State, a commit from an in-state prospect often times goes up as a loss for the other two. That’s exactly what happened when Cole committed to Michigan yesterday; both the Spartans and Buckeyes were hot on the trail.

One thing to really love about what Michigan’s 2015 class is shaping up to be is the skill stepping in on offense. Guys like Alex Malzone, Grant Newsome and Chris Clark are all going to be difference-makers for the Wolverines in time. A commit from either Harris or Michael Weber, both of whom have great potential as running backs, would help catapult this recruiting class towards the top since Hoke has been in Ann Arbor.

It looks like things are heading in the right direction for Michigan’s 2015 recruiting class, and the heat of the trail is only just arriving. There are probably a few more special commits waiting on the horizon for the Wolverines yet.

Tyler Fenwick is a Big 10 writer RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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