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Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Dead Period Isn’t So Dead After All

A busy week paves the way for a busy weekend for Michigan recruiting.

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Hall Announces Early Enrollment

Four-star OT JaRaymond Hall announced that he would enroll early Friday via Twitter. The Oak Park product is one of the longer commits in the 2017 class, but will join the Wolverines on campus in January.

The early enrollment will be a big factor for a Michigan offensive line that is set to take a big hit after this season. Hall's arrival on campus will give plenty of time for him to develop even further, and while he may not make a huge impact in year one, the extra six months of practice can't hurt.

Ruiz Sets Commitment Time

The nation's top-ranked Center, Cesar Ruiz, announced his commitment time Sunday afternoon.

Ruiz has been on Michigan's radar for a long time as the aforementioned offensive line shortcomings loom. He hasn't given much indication throughout the recruiting process other than a few ambiguous tweets, but Michigan is thought to have a good shot at landing the four-star lineman out of IMG Academy. Ruiz would be a big addition to a class that desperately needs more offensive line talent, but just as important is his potential to sway four-star OLB and teammate Jordan Anthony. Ruiz intends to announce his commitment at 12:00pm on Monday.

McCaffrey Takes Home Golden Helmet Award

Incoming QB commit Dylan McCaffrey added another piece of hardware to his already crowded shelves over the weekend as he was named the 2016 Golden Helmet Award Winner, given to Colorado's top senior football player each year. The four-star QB and fourth-ranked pro style QB led Valor Christian to two straight state titles on his way to capturing the Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year. McCaffrey is joined by current Michigan DE Carlo Kemp and brother Christian McCaffrey as three of the most recent winners of the award.