Michigan Football: Dream defensive back class coming into focus

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Michigan football has as much on-field momentum as it ever has under Jim Harbaugh, and it is beginning to translate to recruiting. With that, the Wolverines have a chance to put together something special in their 2022 class.

Under head coach Jim Harbaugh, the Wolverines have been able to put together several impressive recruiting classes on both sides of the ball.

However, the highest-ranking players in many of those classes were players in the trenches.

Names like Aidan Hutchinson, Chris Hinton, Cesar Ruiz, Aubrey Solomon, and others have headlined their classes, but other than Daxton Hill and Donovan Peoples-Jones, the Wolverines have lacked true studs at the skill positions on either side of the ball.

Don’t get me wrong, it is great to build from the inside out, and Michigan football has gone back to those roots with great success this season, but in order to consistently compete with the top schools nationally, your backend speed and skill has to be top-notch.

Mike Macdonald and the rest of the defensive staff, especially defensive backs coach Steve Clinkscale who is known as an ace recruiter and developer, have a real shot at putting together a group of defensive backs in this class that would rival that of anyone in the country over the past few seasons.

Let’s dig into the potential class that could propel Michigan’s defense forward into a new era under Jim Harbaugh.