In the first "official" rankings of the 2012 football recruiting class, Michigan has been ranked #2, even beating Florida, Florida St, and Miami (which have traditionally been considered to be recruiting powerhouses). Texas was #1
Though there is still a long time until signing day and a vast potential of new commitments and de-commitments, this is a great step in the right direction for Michigan. Obviously, Hoke and Mattison's recruiting blitz and stability in the coaching position appears to have lifted the team's ability to recruit, as Michigan was ranked #21 by Rivals for its 2011 recruiting class.
Being ranked #2 is never a guarantee for success, but I think #21 to #2 is a pretty significant step. When all is said and done Michigan may not be #1, but we are pretty likely to remain in the top 5 or top 10, which is great.
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