MaxPreps Class of 2013 college football team recruiting rankings

By Bryan Fischer | Blogger
Thanks to relentless dedication on the recruiting trail, Michigan surges to the top of the 2013 team recruiting rankings.

Brady Hoke has locked up nearly a complete class already, recently adding linebacker Ben Gedeon and running back DeVeon Smith.

Michigan has by far the best group of offensive linemen in the country, one of the most coveted quarterbacks in the nation and several elite players on defense. Furthermore, Michigan remains active for several of the nation's top uncommitted recruits, with those that have already made a pledge serving as de facto recruiters by using Twitter to try to convince others to join the fold.

However, there are roughly 10 months until National Signing Day, and at least five other teams are in serious contention to finish in the No. 1 spot in February.

1. Michigan

Number of verbal commitments: 17

Key recruit: Shane Morris
Still on the board: Laquon Treadwell
Next year's name to know: Malik McDowell
Freshman to follow: Jayru Campbell

Comment: The owner of the nation's new No. 1 class, Michigan is seemingly unstoppable on the recruiting front. The Wolverines boast more depth, diversity and talent than any other class. The class features six Top 100 players among its 17 commits, the most in the country. Amazingly it stands to add even more to its riches, as Laquon Treadwell and Ty Isaac both could land in Ann Arbor while E.j. Levenberry and Kendall Fuller remain possibilities on the defensive side of the ball. McDowell will be a national recruit on the defensive line next year. Expect Michigan to target possible 2014 No. 1 Da'Shawn Hand as well, as the Wolverines have established a firm presence in the Northern Virginia area and could prove to be a factor.

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