2013 Top 5 Nationally Ranked Classes

1. Michigan – No other program has a better combo of quantity and quality. Class is heavy on the lines, something that’s probably going Reuben Foster - Rivals.comto be the norm for future Michigan classes.

2. Alabama – Numbers are the only thing keeping Alabama from the #1 class. Being the defending national champion has its share of benefits headlined by a top 5 overall player in OLB Reuben Foster.

3. Florida – Like Michigan, Florida grabbed most of their current commits in a single weekend. Will Muschamp has carpet bombed the state of Florida, all 10 of commits are instate players.

4. Texas A&M – Kevin Sumlin has quietly put together a top 5 class at this early stage. Normally Texas is off to the hottest start in the country but A&M picked up 7 players in a single weekend last week and has a total of 13 commits.

5. Georgia – Smallest class in the top 5 but has no shortage of talent. 3 out of UGA’s 5 commits joined the class prior to September 2011. The recent addition of Shaq Wiggins has only bolstered the overall class.

The Michigan Quarterback Dilemma

With Zeke Pike committing to Auburn on Wednesday, what does Michigan do about the future of the quarterback position? I have to imagine that they want to sign a QB nearly every year and this year IMO is very critical that we do. So where do we go from here? Below are a list of potential candidates.

Most Likely Candidates

Austin Appleby – North Canton, OH – 6’5" 230. Good sized kid. There have been a few rumors that he’s been offered, but I have not been able to confirm this yet. He has decent mobility and a good arm. He did miss part of last season due to a knee injury, so there are some questions with his health. Offers: Akron, Kent State, Temple and Toledo.

Tyler O’Connor – Lima, OH – 6’3" 210. I actually like him more than Appleby. Throws very well on the run and can really spin the ball. WOTS is that interest has been gaining with him over the past week with the knowledge of Pike likely committing to Auburn. Offers: Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and some MAC schools.


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