Michigan Football: Ideal finish for Wolverines’ 2022 recruiting class

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With 16 commitments, Michigan football has around 9-10 spots left in the 2022 recruiting class, and here’s what the ideal finish would look like.

Right now, Michigan football is about five months away from early national signing day in the 2022 recruiting class and the Wolverines have work to do.

Michigan football has 16 commitments (No. 11 overall) right now, which is solid but following a recent update in the 247 sports composite rankings, the Wolverines have just four commits ranked as four-star recruits or higher.

Five-star corner Will Johnson is the centerpiece right now and the other four-star commitments are Tyler Morris, Kody Jones, and Mario Eugenio.

While a number of recruits in this class could be due for upgrades, Michigan still has a number of high-ranking targets on the board, and here is what the ideal finish would look like for the Wolverines in 2022, as well as where Michigan stands in each recruitment.

5-star DT Walter Nolen

It’s hard to argue that there’s a bigger priority for Michigan football in the 2022 class than Walter Nolen. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive tackle is ranked third overall in the composite rankings for the class and No. 1 by ESPN.

He’s from Cordova, Tennessee and the Wolverines have been gaining on his recruitment and were one of the few schools to earn an official visit.

Michigan is in the top five with LSU, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. The Crimson Tide and Gators feel like the biggest threats. With Nolen, despite the fact that U-M is a legit contender, it’s hard not to have an I’ll-believe-it-when-I-see-it approach.

That being said, it would be a game-changing addition to the class and it’s not a pipe dream.

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