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Michigan Football Recruiting: Final 2017 Class Prediction (Jan. 31)

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One last look at how the class is shaping up before Wednesday’s signings are official.

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Michigan Football sees its official end to the 2017 recruiting cycle on Wednesday, as does the rest of the country, with National Signing Day’s events upon us.

The Wolverines have all but a few pieces officially locked in, but the remaining ones are certainly notable.

Here is our final 2017 class prediction. (Commits are in bold, enrollees are bolded and italicized).


4* Dylan McCaffrey (Littleton, CO)

Running Back

4* O’Maury Samuels (Los Lunas, NM)

3* Kurt Taylor (Covington, GA)

Wide Receiver

5* Donovan Peoples-Jones (Detroit, MI)

4* Nico Collins (Pinson, AL)

4* Tarik Black (Cheshire, CT)

4* Oliver Martin (Iowa City, IA)

3* Brad Hawkins (Suffield, CT)

Offensive Tackle

4* JaRaymond Hall (Oak Park, MI)

4* Chuck Filiaga (Aledo, TX)

3* Andrew Steuber (Darien, CT)

3* Joel Hoenigford (Sugarcreek, OH)


4* Cesar Ruiz (Bradenton, FL)

Defensive End

4* Corey Malone-Hatcher (St. Joseph, MI)

4* Donovan Jeter (Beaver Falls, PA)

4* Luiji Vilain (Alexandria, VA)

4* James Hudson (Toledo, OH)

4* Deron Irving-Bey (Flint, MI)

3* Kwity Paye (Warwick, RI)

Defensive Tackle

5* Aubrey Solomon (Leesburg, GA)

3* Philip Paea (Berrien Springs, MI)


4* Drew Singleton (Paramus, NJ)

4* Jordan Anthony (Bradenton, FL)

4* Josh Ross (West Bloomfield, MI)

3* Ben Mason (Sandy Hook, CT)


4* Ambry Thomas (Detroit, MI)

4* Benjamin St-Juste (Montreal, QC)


4* J’Marick Woods (Florence, AL)

4* Jaylen Kelly-Powell (Detroit, MI)

There are two big fish left on the board for the Wolverines in WR Nico Collins and DT Aubrey Solomon and based on conversations with multiple people familiar with the situation, Michigan is in excellent shape to get some good news from both on Wednesday.

Mekhi Becton is the wild card right now. It seems the staff is optimistic about their chances with him, but nobody can really put a finger on where he is leaning. Because of that, I decided not to include him in this final list.

The Wolverines should end with having the fourth-ranked class in the nation behind Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama.

Happy with this haul or have any questions? Sound off in the comments below and we will keep the discussing going!