3 takeaways from Early Signing Day for Michigan football

The latest recruiting class for Michigan football is signed, sealed and delivered, but they're not done yet.

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All 27 commits have signed their letter of intent with the Wolverines for early signing day. They also received their first transfer as well. Jadyn Davis is the most talked about recruit and is already enrolled under the university directory. Nationally they are not ranked in the top 15, but that hasn't stopped them from their recent success. Here are three of the takeaways from early signing day.

1. Signing exclusive recruits is going to get even harder with more schools incoming

With the additions of USC, Washington, UCLA, and Oregon, winning the Big Ten is going to be like a three-month survival of the fittest. Oregon has a consensus top 10 class and is building on both sides of the ball, much like Michigan football has done, as they enter the conference. Washington brings in the coach of the year and USC's offense is a nightmare to defend.

Michigan football usually ranks in the top two or three of the Big Ten, but this time it will be a smidge different. They are top five-ish behind Ohio State and more. That means the coaches will have to put more time in if they want to go back-to-back-to-back-to-back.

The Buckeyes have the number one recruit in the class and possibly the highest ranked defender as well, while Nebraska shocked some with the signing of five star Dylan Raiola. If I was a betting man, I'd say that Raiola will likely transfer after next season, unless he turns that program completely around.