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.
In his recruiting mailbag, Tom VanHaaren writes about the battle for Chicago and how hit might pick up between Michigan and Notre Dame.
Michigan would like to fill two spots in the 2012 class with offensive linemen, and the coaches already have made a bunch of offers in the trenches for 2013.
2012 OT commit Ben Braden gravitated toward hockey in his formative years, not developing a real passion for football until his sophomore year of high school.
The Wolverines will need to add prospects both at wide receiver and tight end to round out their 2012 class.
2013 OL prospect Patrick Kugler, son of the Steelers O-line coach, grew up in Michigan and would love to have an offer from the Wolverines.
2013 OL prospect Laremy Tunsil is stockpiling offers in the Southeast, but he says he wants a Michigan offer.
2013 OL Stephen Mathie visits Michigan and comes away with favorable reviews.
Steven Elmer didn't want to be just another big guy who played football, so he set out to find someone who could teach him the nuances of playing the offensive line.
Erik Magnuson fills a glaring need at offensive tackle, and he's know the Michigan coaching staff for years.
Michigan's search for offensive linemen for the 2013 class is reaching far and wide for the best in the nation.
Michigan's O-line depth is sparse. Incoming 2012 lineman Caleb Stacey is versatile and prepared enough to fill any hole.
Michigan's 2014 DL targets.
Five-star OL Ethan Pocic has a Michigan offer, but he's planning to take his time, as well as take visits throughout the country.
2012 OT commit Ben Braden has left tackle size (6-7, 325 pounds), surprising quickness and solid technique.