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.
Michigan's offensive line haul in this cycle borders on ridiculous already, as all five OL commits are in the initial ESPN 150.
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.
Michigan has secured 10 commitments this month and is more than halfway home to its 2013 recruiting class. So what's left?
As Michigan sizes up its 2013 needs and targets, it appears as though depth on both lines will remain critical.
Brady Hoke and his staff reeled in a signing class topped by four big men who make up one of the deepest Michigan offensive line classes in recent memory.
Urban Meyer's hire at Ohio State will have far-reaching implications in Big Ten recruiting circles, particularly for Brady Hoke and Michigan.
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.