Juwan Howard and the Michigan Wolverines already have the top-ranked men’s basketball recruiting class in 2021 with six commitments in fold, including two five-star prospects. However, its perception among national analysts and pundits continues to increase.
247Sports released its updated batch of recruiting rankings this week, which featured bumps for three of the Wolverines’ signees. The biggest leap came in the form of four-star guard Kobe Bufkin, who saw his standing move from 88th to 45th among all players in the class. This puts him just outside the top-50 (No. 52 overall) in 247’s composite, which factors in the rankings of the other major outlets.
Point guard Frankie Collins moved up to No 53 in 247’s rankings (No. 54 in composite), while five-star power forward Moussa Diabate rose to No. 15 (No. 20 in composite).
All six members of Michigan’s class signed during the early period in late November, locking in what is currently the No. 1 class in all of college basketball. Also joining the players above were five-star forward Caleb Houstan (No. 8 overall in composite), four-star wing Isaiah Barnes (No. 112 overall) and three-star forward Will Tschetter (No. 152 overall).
The 13 scholarships for the 2021-22 season are all currently accounted for pending attrition in the next offseason, which could come in the form of Franz Wagner jumping to the NBA or players entering the transfer portal.
For a full look at the 2021 class, check out our post-signing day breakdown here.