Michigan loses 4-star Otis Reese to Georgia; where Jim Harbaugh’s 2018 class ranks nationally
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Michigan loses 4-star and 5-star players
The Wolverines lost two of their top-rated players on National Signing Day. Otis Reese, a 4-star linebacker from Leesburg, Ga., decided to sign with Georgia on Wednesday rather than stick with his pledge to Michigan. Reese first committed to Michigan in June 2016. Five-star tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere, a player they offered before anyone else, picked Ohio State.
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Where Michigan’s 2018 class ranks nationally
Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi breaks down how Michigan did during National Signing Day. Late Wednesday afternoon, the Wolverines 2018 recruiting class ranked No. 21, according to 247Sports composite team rankings. Michigan opened the day at No. 17.
Rough recruiting morning a reminder of Jim Harbaugh’s reality
Nick Baumgardner of the Detroit Free Press argues that the Wolverines had one of the worst 15-minute stretches on Wednesday morning of any team in the country. In those 15 minutes Michigan lost Petit-Frere to Ohio State and Reese to Georgia, and Baumgardner thinks it’s a reminder of how much ground Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh lost in 2017.
Wolverines sign 3 key targets
Land of 10’s Kevin Goheen details which players the Wolverines did sign on National Signing Day. Michigan announced the signings of wide receiver Ronnie Bell, athlete Michael Barrett and cornerback Vincent Gray on Wednesday.
Wolverines to hire offensive analyst
Michigan plans to hire University of San Diego offensive coordinator Tanner Engstrand as an offensive analyst, reports ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. Engstrand got his coaching break as a graduate assistant under Harbaugh at San Diego in 2005-06.
Everyone who joined Michigan during National Signing Day
Welcome to the Michigan Football family!
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) February 8, 2018
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