Michigan had 17 true freshmen on the trip to Dallas for the season opener, and 12 actually saw playing time against Alabama.
The 2012 signees who didn't enroll early are following school guidelines for working out and eating right so they arrive on campus as ready to go as possible.
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.
ILB Joe Bolden, an early enrollee, cracked into the final ESPNU 150, giving Michigan four commits among the elite group.
In 2012, Michigan will have to replace some of its most reliable players due to graduation along the defensive line.
Cass Tech commits Terry Richardson and Royce Jenkins-Stone face future Michigan teammate Shane Morris this week in the playoffs.
Michigan commits Shane Morris and Matt Godin have been out studying upcoming opponents when their high school teams aren't playing.
Detroit Cass Tech 2013 CB Jourdan Lewis has been tutored by 2012 CB Terry Richardson, already a Michigan commitment.
Michigan is losing only one member of its secondary this year and already has four commitments for 2012.
Former Michigan S Marcus Ray breaks down the Wolverines' defensive commits in the 2012 class.
The Michigan coaches will look to capitalize on the atmosphere surrounding the Notre Dame night game by bringing in some top recruiting targets.