Michigan Football Recruiting

Year Offers Visits Commits
2009 120 n/a 22
2010 192 n/a 27
2011 195 n/a 20
2012 193 n/a 25
2013 153 n/a 27
2014 128 n/a 16
2015 150 n/a 14
2016 250 n/a 28

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

330+

250+

292+

180+

45+

5+

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

29

19

23

5

0

0

Michigan Football Position Greats

Year AP Final Ranking Top Player Recruit Players (MaxPreps Lemming)

Hodge/Scout

(Acquired by 247 in 2017)

Crabtree

(Rivals)

Emfinger

Wallace

(Superprep)/247 Sports

ESPN

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

n/a

n/a

UR

5

12

UR

UR

24

12

UR

UR

UR

18

20

UR

13

Hill/Hinton

McGrone

Peoples-Jones

Gary

Cole

Peppers

Green

Kalis

Beyer

Gardner

Turner

McGuffie

Mallett

Graham

Grady

Henne

23

19

29

28

14

16

27

25

20

27

22

24

21

19

23

22

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

20

5

4

n/a

10

13

11

n/a

8

n/a

4

n/a

19

3

6

36

27

2

4

27

12

10

n/a

n/a

10

5

5

8

24

4

4

49

31

5

6

21

20

7

9

10

13

4

5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

15

24

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

5

8

21

5

5

35

20

n/a

8

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

8

n/a

4

7

20

6

6

40

18

6

7

n/a

14

10

8

10

11

1

5

2003 6 Woodley 17 n/a 7 17 n/a n/a n/a
2002 9 Watson 22 9 3 16 n/a n/a n/a
2001 20 Baraka 22 2 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2000 11 Ecker 21 20 13 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1999 5 LeSueur 24 8 8 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1998 12 Henson 19 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1997 1 Thomas 20 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1996 20 Hutchinson 19 9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1995 17 Woodson 20 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1994 12 Dreisbach 22 3 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1993 21 Loeffler 24 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1992 5 Toomer 25 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1991 6 Wheatley 20 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1990 7 Powers 21 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1989 7 McGee 19 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1988 4 Brown, D.J. 28 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1987 19 Welbourne 21 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

2020 Michigan Football Recruiting

Michigan Football Recruits for 2020

2019 Michigan Football Recruiting

Best Guess Football Recruits

Michigan Football Visits and Evaluations

Michigan Football Recruits for 2019

Michigan Football Scholarship Summary for 2018

Scholarships Michigan Football 2018

2018 Michigan Football Recruiting

Michigan Football Recruits for 2018

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting for 2017

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2018

Michigan Football Scholarship Summary for 2017

Scholarships Michigan Football 2017

2017 Michigan Football Recruiting

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting for 2016

Michigan Football Recruits for 2017 

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2017

Michigan Football Scholarship Summary for 2016

Scholarships Michigan Football 2016

2016 Michigan Football Recruiting

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2016

Michigan Football Recruits for 2016

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting in 2015

How Much High School Football Is Too Much?

Michigan Football Scholarship Summary for 2015

Scholarships Michigan Football 2015

2015 Michigan Football Recruiting

Michigan Football Recruits for 2015

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2015

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting in 2014

Michigan Football Scholarship Summary for 2014

Scholarships Michigan Football 2014

2014 Michigan Football Recruiting

Michigan Football Recruits for 2014

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2014

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting in 2013

Michigan Football Scholarship Summary for 2013

Scholarships Michigan Football 2013

2013 Michigan Football Recruiting

Michigan Football Recruits for 2013

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2013

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting in 2012

2012 Michigan Football Recruiting

National Football Recruiting for 2012

Big Ten Football Recruiting for 2012

Michigan Football Recruits for 2012

Battle for Michigan Football Recruits 2012

Michigan Football Scholarship Summary for 2012

Scholarships Michigan Football 2012

Michigan Football Depth Chart for 2012

Michigan 2012 Offer List: 189+=23 commitments (28 scholarships for 2012)

Oversigning

Oversigning Data for Last 5 Years

Oversigning.com

Big Ten on Oversigning Part I Part II

Preferred Walk-ons, Greyshirts

Placekicking/Punting/Long Snappers: Special Teams

Chris Sailer

Kohl's

Pro Kicker

2011 Michigan Football Recruiting

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting in 2011

Michigan Football Recruits for 2011

Michigan Football Visitors and Evaluations: 2008-2010 (Rodriquez Era)

Michigan Football Scholarship Situation for 2011

National Football Recruiting for 2011

Big Ten Football Recruiting for 2011

Junior College/Post Graduate Recruiting in 2011

Scholarship Summary for 2011

Battle for Michigan Football Recruits 2011

Decommitments in 2011

2010 Michigan Football Recruiting

National Football Recruiting 2010

Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting 2010

Decommitments in 2010

How are Recruits Ranked?

Andy Staples Top 15 College Football Recruiting Classes of All-Time

Michigan Football Recruits for 2010
Michigan Football Scholarship Situation 2010
Scholarship Summary Update
NCAA Football Recruiting Gurus/Experts/Rankings
The New Michigan: Football Recruiting has Changed Under Coach Rodriquez
NCAA Football Recruiting Process
2009 Michigan Football Recruiting
Observations on Michigan Football Recruiting 2009
Top Football Recruits for 2009: Where Does Michigan Stand?
Michigan Football Recruits for 2009
Scholarship Situation for 2009
National College Football Recruiting for 2009
Decommitments in 2009

Tracking Rich Rodriquez's first recruiting class 

Historical Perspective on Michigan Football Recruiting
Historical Perspective on Michigan Football Recruiting (1999-2005)
Historical Perspective on Michigan Football Recruiting (2005-2009)

There are nearly 4,000 football recruits listed in the Scout (Hodge) database so the top 300 recruits represent the top 10% of the available prospects. While Michigan (or any football program) would probably accept commitment offers of any top 4 or 5 star recruit as graded by Rivals, Scout (Hodge), TAKKLE, Lemming (MaxPreps), 247Sports or other scouting analyst, we have concentrated our efforts on prospects who have shown interest in representing Michigan football. While you can't sign them all, we were finalists for many top national recruits like we are every year. We offer scholarships to 200 or so prospects annually to reach 20-25 commitments of the total 85 allowed. If one considers that there are 120 NCAA Division I Football Programs with a potential of 25 scholarships per year per institution with a maximum of 85 total scholarships, there are as many as 3000 Division I scholarships potentially available. This doesn't include Division II teams, Division III or Junior College opportunities to play football as a walk-on, partial or full scholarship player.

Pre-1977: NO scholarship limits in D-1A football.  It was up to each university to determine how many scholarships it could afford.

1977-1991: D1 Football limit of 95 scholarships due to Title IX

1992: D1 Football limit of 92 scholarships

1993: D1 Football limit of 88 scholarships

1994-Present: D1 Football limit of 85 scholarships

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