staff, February 6, 2013

Michigan was right on the heels of Ohio State, signing more players than any Big Ten school (27). The cream of the class is the guy who committed last: Derrick Green, a 5-11, 220-pound smasher with speed from Richmond, Va., who is considered the top running back in the nation by Green picked Michigan over Auburn and Tennessee and solves a gnawing need at running back for the Wolverines.

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Touted QB Shane Morris was the first commit and played a big role as a recruiter along the way. The other top catches are S Dymonte Thomas and G Patrick Kugler, as Michigan signed the top collection of offensive linemen and top group of running backs in the nation, according to

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