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Michigan still lighting up recruiting trail despite lack of big wins under Jim Harbaugh

It’s not July yet, but fireworks started last weekend in Ann Arbor.

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College football recruiting is a funny game. Nobody knows how a recruit will develop in college and a lot of people follow it very closely to criticize and critique along the way.

It’s hard to think the 2020 classes are forming around the country, and more kids are announcing daily. Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class started off on a slow start based on rankings, but has soared up to the top five overall and best in the Big Ten since last weekend, according to 247Sports.

It started with the Wolverines coming off a monster weekend of recruits in town. Michigan’s Director of Recruiting, Matt Dudek, started tweeting on Sunday, the same way he has when we’re about to hear good news, but it continued most of the day.

This led to four commits on Sunday, including top ranked safety Jordan Morant. Our Dan Plocher has the full breakdown from last weekend here.

This momentum continued with the following commitments:

This surge of talent has moved Michigan to fifth overall in the 2020 recruiting cycle and top in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports. They have 20 verbal commits currently and will have more.

Any year the recruiting class is among the top 10, it’s a talented group. This turns to the staff to coach and development them in order win games, and the biggest on the schedule for a chance at playing in Indianapolis.