Posted November 16, 2019 06:25:12Michigan football recruits have long been a topic of conversation, especially since the 2016 season, when the Wolverines lost out on five recruits due to NCAA sanctions.
But the number of Michigan football recruits that have played in college is now higher than it has ever been, according to recruiting analyst Jeff Goodman.
“It’s been a big issue,” Goodman told Fox Sports’ Sean Deveney.
“And it’s a big reason why we’re the best in college football right now.”
Goodman said he recently polled recruits on how many of their teammates were playing football at the same time.
“If they are, they are recruiting,” he said.
That number has climbed dramatically since last year, when Michigan lost six recruits to the NCAA, including three seniors. “
I’d say, we have a pretty high number of recruits that are playing at the time of their freshman year.”
That number has climbed dramatically since last year, when Michigan lost six recruits to the NCAA, including three seniors.
Now, more than 90 percent of the Michigan recruits playing college football this year are playing for their school, Goodman said.
And if you look at those recruits that played college, they were all Michigan players, he said, and some of them are already starting to take the next step in their careers.
“The one thing we know for sure is that we have an extremely high number,” Goodman said of the Wolverine football recruiting efforts.
Goodman noted that the recruiting industry is still a work in progress, and that many players don’t know the difference between a school and a recruit.
“They’re just playing,” he told Devenney.
“But we’ve got a lot more work to do.”