Updated 247Sports 2016 Recruiting Rankings
247Sports (FREE) came out with their recent team recruiting standings for the 2016 class, citing how the Big Ten stacks up in terms of the website's composite ranking.
Michigan currently sits at No. 7 seven in the country with a 87.44 average with 22 commitments, which is roughly two points behind Penn State, who is ranked sixth nationally. The leader of the Big Ten, Ohio State, also has the No. 1 recruiting class in the FBS, with 19 commitments and a 91.41 average.
2017 Linebacker Releases Top 20
Michigan has made the cut for the No. 2 ranked inside linebacker of the 2017 class in Texas native Anthony Hines. However, they will be competing with 19 other schools for his services.
Hines was once a Ole Miss pledge but backed away from his verbal commitment this past November. The four-star prospect is also the No. 57 overall player in the country by 247Sports.
The other programs in the running for Hines are Baylor, Notre Dame, Duke, Florida, Maryland, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Penn State, SMU, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, Southern Cal, Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt.
Latest On 2016 TE Prospect Naseir Upshur
Steve Lorenz of 247Sports has reported that after a recent unofficial visit to Florida State, he has told the coaching staff at Tallahassee that he "may prefer" the Seminoles over the Wolverines.
Upshur was reportedly on the verge of committing to Michigan after his latest unofficial visit to Ann Arbor, but did not get the approval from his parents.
As the recruiting process rolls on into this season, Michigan and FSU remain the favorites to land the four-star recruit and No. 5 ranked tight end in the country.