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National Signing Day Recap: Who's got it better than us?

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When the dust settled, the Michigan Wolverines landed the 5th-ranked recruiting class per the 247Composite.

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Whew, what a day it was! National Signing Day 2016 was a whirlwind from start to finish. Miss anything? No worries, read on to find a recap of everything recruiting-related that has transpired throughout the last 24 hours.

If you missed the Signing of the Stars, read here for a complete recap of the festivities that went down at Hill Auditorium. While the shenanigans were fun, the event also raised  Click here to see which Letters of Intent were signed, as well. For takeaways from the big day, take a look at this.

Now, let's get down to business:


3* WR Nate Johnson - MICHIGAN

National Signing Day started off on the right foot with Johnson (TN) reaffirming his commitment to the Wolverines. Johnson becomes the fifth wide receiver for the Wolverines in their 2016 cycle, joining Eddie McDoom, Dylan Crawford, Ahmir Mitchell, and Brad Hawkins.

Johnson is ranked as the 93rd wide receiver in the 2016 class. He chose Michigan over Notre Dame and Tennessee.

5* ATH Mecole Hardman Jr. - GEORGIA

Not surprisingly, Hardman (GA) chose to remain in-state and attend the University of Georgia. The number-one ranked athlete in the class took his official visit to Michigan during Ohio State weekend.

Also in the mix for the athlete was Florida, Tennessee, and Clemson.

4* DB Lavert Hill - MICHIGAN

A former Penn state commit, Hill (MI) chose the Wolverines over Michigan State on Wednesday. Per the 247Composite, Hill is the 12th-ranked cornerback in the class and sits at No. 5 overall in the state of Michigan.

He is the brother of current Michigan safety Delano Hill. Read here for a more in-depth analysis on what Hill will bring to Ann Arbor.

3* K Quinn Nordin - MICHIGAN

After several months of speculation, the nation's top kicker in the 2016 class is officially a Wolverine. Like Hill, Nordin (MI) is a former Penn State commit.

He was also considering USC, where Michigan's former special teams coach John Baxter now resides.

5* DT Rashan Gary - MICHIGAN

The New Jersey pipeline has been cemented, to say the last. Coach Harbaugh and the Wolverines landed the top prospect in the nation on Wednesday via a commit from Gary (NJ).

Ole Miss and Michigan were the top two contenders for qute some time, until Clemson recently came into the mix. Gary's mother is believed to have been a major factor in this decision, as she was a fan of Michigan throughout this entire process. Read here for additional analysis into Gary's commitment.

4* DE Connor Murphy - USC

Murphy (AZ) announced on Wednesday that he was committing to USC over Michigan and Arizona State. Murphy took his official visit to Ann Arbor a few weeks back.

Per the 247Composite, Murphy is ranked as the No. 18 defensive end in the 2016 cycle and fifth in the state of Arizona.

4* DT Boss Tagaloa - UCLA

Tagaloa (CA) committed to the Bruins over Michigan on Wednesday, which did not come as a surprise. He is the teammate of tight end Devin Asiasi, who committed to the Wolverines yesterday.

Per the 247Composite, he is the 13th-ranked defensive tackle in the class.

4* TE Devin Asiasi - MICHIGAN

The icing on the cake for the Wolverines yesterday came in the form of Asiasi's (CA) commitment to Michigan. He is the nation's third-ranked tight end in the 2016 class.

He chose Michigan over in-state programs UCLA and USC, as well as Alabama. Asiasi became the third tight end commit for the 2016 class, joining Sean McKeon and Nick Eubanks. Read here for more information on his commitment.

3* ATH Victor Viramontes - CALIFORNIA

Viramontes informed Maize n Brew that he planned on silently committing to the Wolverines, however in somewhat surprising fashion he announced his commitment to Cal on National Signing Day. The versatile athlete had decommitted from the Wolverines back in December.

Read here for a complete rundown of what happened with Viramontes.

3* WR Pie Young - USC

Young (FL) announced on Wednesday that he has chosen to continue his education and football career at USC. The wide receiver is ranked at No. 66 according to the 247Composite.

Also in the mix for Young was Louisville, Florida State, and Alabama.