Brady Hoke has put an emphasis on offensive line recruiting, and his efforts have yielded more four-star prospects in two years than Michigan has head in previous six seasons combined.
When a prospect calls a coach to tell him he's committing, it touches off a celebration. The flip side is what comes after, when the same prospect must inform the programs he isn't chosshing.
When a recruit gives a verbal commitment, it is a huge shift in any player's life and it's all predicated on a simple, inexplicable, gut feeling.
Michigan's offensive linemen are expected to be among the team's most physical players, establishing a relentless, aggressive nature at the point of attack.
After a lull in the rivalry, Michigan and Ohio State are butting heads again on the recruiting trail, with neither Brady Hoke nor Urban Meyer willing to back down.
Mentor (Ohio) DE Tom Strobel uses non-stop motor to pressure the quarterback, recruit other players to Michigan.
New Michigan coach Brady Hoke has raided Ohio in building a strong recruiting class for 2012.