The Michigan Wolverines have announced their early National Signing Day class for 2018.
Jim Harbaugh has made the Michigan Wolverines a relevant program again under his watch. That being said, they’ve fallen just short in each year of his tenure and are still looking to find a way to win the Big Ten and knock off the Ohio State Buckeyes.
As he continues to get his recruits in and a foundation is built, the program should continue to rise and be right there in the Big Ten title mix each year. He’s already made huge strides in acquiring the team’s next quarterback with the transfer of Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson.
Still, the other programs in the Big Ten are set to have impressive recruiting classes as well. With the Ohio State Buckeyes at the top, Harbaugh’s going to need to bring in an impressive haul so that the gap doesn’t continue to widen between the two.
He has yet to defeat Ohio State in his tenure with the Wolverines, despite the last two battles being close. Early National Signing Day will allow the Wolverines to get some of their commits in place.
According to 247sports, the Wolverines are currently No. 12 in the nation with their recruiting class. While it’s a solid class overall, jumping into that top 10 would really create a buzz as Harbaugh looks to build a champion under his watch.
With the Wolverines having lost some secondary members over the last draft class, they’ve turned their attention to adding defensive backs with this one. Four-star cornerback Myles Sims is a big piece the Wolverines have gotten a commitment from.
They’ve also heavily targeted the outside linebacker spot with four-star Otis Reese being their biggest recruit thus far. Harbaugh’s fielded some impressive defenses and it looks like more help is on the horizon for a program looking to become a champion again.