A new year is traditionally time to turn over a new leaf. For Michigan’s coaches on the recruiting trail, the general principle might as well be “keep doing what you’ve been doing,” but there are a few improvements the coaches can make.
Greg Mattison, defensive coordinator
Resolution: Keep up the good work
If Michigan is going to return to the realm of the nation’s elite, it’s going to happen with an elite defense. Fortunately for U-M fans, the Wolverines’ coaching staff has been assembling the pieces of just such a defense.
Mattison’s charisma of a recruiter belies his 63 years of age, and along with Brady Hoke, he has set the tone for Michigan recruiting. U-M’s class was fourth nationally last year, and the strongest point (outside of offensive line) was the overall quality – and depth – on the defensive side of the ball. The Wolverines signed multiple players of four-star or better caliber at each of the three levels of the defense. That’s continuing in 2013, with defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs galore. Simply maintaining the status quo – and developing the recruits brought in – will form the building blocks of an elite D.
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