With about two months of senior season film available for the class of 2022, 247Sports had enough new data to dive into and adjust their rankings.
And adjust they did. This re-rank was definitely a point in favor of the Michigan Wolverines’ staff’s ability to identify talent, with a trio of commits and several targets making big jumps in the rankings. Let’s start with the guys already committed to the Wolverines.
All rankings in the headings are 247Sports’ only.
Leuzinger (CA) Kevonte Henry - Four-star, No. 200 overall, No. 14 EDGE (up 235 spots)
Henry was a huge winner in the new rankings, rocketing from an 88 rating all the way up to a 92, which puts him at No. 200 overall in the country. That has dragged his composite score near four-star status as well, going from .8628 to .8836. Michigan prioritized him early as one of the top guys at the position when he was ranked even lower, and that has proven to be a smart move.
Servite (CA) Mason Graham - Four-star, No. 213 overall, No. 32 DL (up 129 spots)
In case you need more evidence the Courtney Morgan hire is paying off, Michigan’s other California defensive line commit also moved up to a four-star. He slides well within the top 247 as well after a hot start to his senior season in one of the most competitive high school leagues in the country.
Gooding (ID) Colston Loveland - Four-star, No. 246 overall, No. 9 TE (up 48 spots)
Loveland was already considered a four-star to 247Sports, but now they slid him just inside their top 247 and bumped up his rating from a 90 to a 91. This makes five total commits in the top 247, including Will Johnson and Tyler Morris, who didn’t move much.
On the whole, 247Sports likes Michigan’s class a lot more than the composite. They’re ranked 16th on the composite as compared to 12th in 247Sports’ personal rankings. They also credit Michigan with seven four-stars, as opposed to only three on the composite.
Michigan could boost its ranking with the addition of some of its remaining targets, several of whom have made nice jumps of their own.
Rainier Beach (WA) Josh Conerly - Five-star, No. 8 overall, No. 1 OT (up 10 spots)
There wasn’t much room for Conerly to move up in the rankings but 247Sports found some space for him in their top 10. He is now the No. 1 offensive lineman in the rankings as well. Needless to say, he would be a massive addition to the Wolverines’ class if they can keep the positive vibes from his Washington visit going.
De La Salle (CA) Zeke Berry - Four-star, No. 63 overall, No. 8 S (up 79 spots)
247Sports has always been higher than everyone else on Berry, but they’re doubling down on it by moving him well into the top 100 now. This re-rank has also pulled Berry’s composite score from a three- to a four-star. Oregon is Michigan’s biggest competition here, but the Wolverines still have an official visit in their back pocket while he’s already been to Eugene.
Brighton (UT) Lander Barton - Four-star, No. 134 overall, No. 12 LB (up 53 spots)
Michigan’s top linebacker target saw a healthy bump into the top 150 players in the country and a raise in his rating from a 91 to a 93. While this is going to be a tough pull away from Utah, where his entire family attended, Michigan is still going after Barton with everything its got.
Cass Tech (MI) Deone Walker - Four-star, No. 197 overall, No. 27 DL (up 61 spots)
There has been some unrest with Walker and Michigan after his friend Mario Eugenio decommitted, but recruiting analysts still think the hometown team is the one to beat here. Landing him would be a little bit sweeter now that he’s in the top 200 according to 247Sports.