With the addition of four-star wide receiver Dylan Crawford (CA) to the 2016 cycle over the weekend, Michigan's recruiting class now sits at second in the country behind LSU and first in the Big Ten, leapfrogging over Ohio State. Take a look at how the rest of Big Ten stacks up nationally here, per Kevin Ryan of Wolverine247 (FREE).
These rankings are subject to change leading up to National Signing Day on February 3, especially with number-one overall target Rashan Gary still on the board and trending towards the Wolverines.
Michigan Cracks Top 5 for 2016 4* DE
Per his Twitter page on Monday night, 2016 four-star defensive end Connor Murphy (AZ) has named Michigan in his top five. The other programs that round out his list include Alabama, USC, Oregon, and Arizona State.
According to the 247Composite, Murphy is ranked at No. 16 at his position and 5th overall in the state of Arizona.
Top 5 no order: Michigan Alabama USC Oregon ASU Thankful to all the schools that have given me this opportunity. pic.twitter.com/DymVMJUY9Y— Connor Murphy (@CMurph_90) January 12, 2016
2016 Top100 TE Names Michigan in Final 5
The Wolverines have cracked another top list, this time for 2016 Top100 tight end Devin Asiasi (CA). Per his Twitter page on Monday night, Asiasi also named Alabama, USC, UCLA, and Washington to the list.
Top 5 #Blessed pic.twitter.com/7iUP6Og5re— Devin Asiasi ⛅️ (@asibo_) January 12, 2016
According to the 247Composite, the athlete is listed as 4th at his position in the 2016 cycle and 8th overall in the state of California.
Former Texas Longhorns Center High on Michigan
Former Texas center Jake Raulerson is very high on transferring to Michigan, per Chris Balas of Rivals ($). Following his transfer, Raulerson will have two years of eligibility remaining at the university he chooses to attend.
Per the article, Raulerson is highly considering Michigan because of his close relationship with Michigan QB and fellow transfer John O'Korn.
Raulerson is slated to visit Ann Arbor on Friday. Along with Michigan, he is currently being heavily recruited by UCLA and has been in contact with Michigan State.
2016 3* ATH to Visit Ann Arbor This Weekend
Per his Twitter page on Sunday night, 2016 three-star safety and running back Khaleke Hudson (PA) will pay a visit to Michigan on Friday.
Hudson, who is currently ranked 12th overall in the state of Pennsylvania, is also high on Penn State and West Virginia.
Take a look at his senior season highlights here, per Hudl:
Update on Top 2016 Kicker Quinn Nordin
The top kicker in the 2016 class, Quinn Nordin, is scheduled this visit Ann Arbor this weekend, per Josh Henschke of Scout (FREE). In-state school Michigan is believed to be the leading contender to sway Nordin away from his commitment to Penn State, but he still has a few questions that need to be answered.
Said Nordin to Scout,
"I just need to understand special teams, what they're going to run, what they're going to do with me, what's their idea because they've got Kenny Allen, who is a friend, coming back for his redshirt senior year. I want to find out what their idea is for me."
With the recruiting dead period coming to a close at the end of the week, Coach Harbaugh will pay a visit to Nordin on Friday and stay the night, per Allen Trieu of Scout.