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Final 247Sports recruiting rankings boosts Michigan DL to composite 5-star

The final 247Sports rankings are here, and several Wolverines moved up.

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The final edition of 247Sports’ 2019 football recruiting rankings were released Wednesday, and one Michigan signee moved back to the 5-star status he originally had.

Defensive tackle Chris Hinton moved from 104th to 47th overall in the final 247Sports rankings, pushing him to No. 31 on the 247Sports composite, making him a 5-star player once again. He moved out of 5-star range when he was being evaluated as a defensive end, but after his showing at defensive tackle in the Adidas All-American game, it was a no-brainer to move him back where he once was.

This gives Michigan two 5-stars in the 2019 class, with the other being safety Daxton Hill, who we will get to in just a second.

Another player who saw a big move up is early enrollee defensive tackle Mazi Smith. The Grand Rapids native bolted from 240th to 170th in 247’s rankings. He is now at No. 105 overall on the composite. In my opinion, he should have been, at least, a fringe top 100 player all along. I really believe he is going to be a force to be reckoned with when the time comes.

Early enrollee running back Zach Charbonnet was close to getting that fifth star, but he actually moved back from 26th to 38th in 247’s rankings. His final composite ranking is No. 46 overall. With Charbonnet not participating in the Under Armour All-America game, it would have been strange to see him move up, so this is completely fair.

Somehow, Hill moved BACK in 247’s final rankings, going from eighth to 23rd overall. His composite ranking is No. 14, which is still great, but I’m not sure why he moved back. No real explanation was given, so that will remain a mystery, I suppose. (Conspiracy theories are welcome in the comments section).

Thanks to these changes, Michigan moved from the No. 8 ranked class to No. 7.

Other notable changes in the 247 rankings:

  • OL Trente Jones — 197 to 109
  • WR Cornelius Johnson — 185 to 160
  • OL Karsen Barnhart — 247 to 161
  • OL Nolan Rumler — 169 to 179
  • OL Trevor Keegan — 173 to 184
  • DL David Ojabo — 208 to 220
  • WR Giles Jackson — 225 to 233