The early signing period (Dec. 20-22) will open on December 20 and will last for 72 hours. During this period players may sign a National Letter of Intent just as they would when the normal signing period opens in February. Some players may enroll early, but you don’t have to be an early enrollee to sign during the early signing period.
Michigan’s 2018 recruiting class currently ranks No. 12 nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. The Wolverines have the third best class in the Big Ten, trailing Ohio State (No. 1) and Penn State (No. 3).
Commits who are expected to sign early
Kevin Doyle (Washington D.C.) 3-star quarterback: Doyle was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Washington D.C.
Gemon Green (DeSoto, Texas) 3-star cornerback: Green, who checks in at 6-2, is a long, athletic cornerback.
German Green (DeSoto, Texas) 3-star safety: German is Gemon’s twin brother and is another long, athletic defensive back.
Hassan Haskins (Eureka, Missouri) 3-star running back: Haskins, who rushed for over 2,000 yards as a senior, was voted the Missouri Football Coaches Association Offensive Player of the Year.
Ryan Hayes (Traverse City, Michigan) 4-star offensive tackle: Hayes, the No. 5 ranked player in the state of Michigan, was an All-State tight end at Traverse City West, but he is being recruited as an offensive tackle.
Aidan Hutchinson (Dearborn, Michigan) 4-star defensive end: Hutchinson, the No. 3 ranked player in the state of Michigan, is the son of former Michigan All-American Chris Hutchinson.
Jalen Mayfield (Grand Rapids) 4-star offensive tackle: Mayfield is the No. 4 ranked player in the state of Michigan. He’s a long, athletic offensive lineman, who moves very well.
Cameron McGrone (Indianapolis, Indiana) 4-star linebacker: McGrone is the No. 2 ranked player in the state of Indiana.
Joe Milton (Orlando, Florida) 4-star quarterback: Milton is the No. 7 pro style quarterback in the country. He plans to enroll early at Michigan.
Luke Schoonmaker (Hamden, Connecticut) 3-star tight end: Schoonmaker is the No. 3 ranked player in the state of Connecticut.
Myles Sims (Atlanta, Georgia) 4-star safety: Sims is a playmaking safety with an elite combination of size and speed.
Christian Turner (Buford, Georgia) 3-star running back: Turner is the No. 22 ranked running back in the country.
Taylor Upshaw (Bradenton, Florida) 3-star defensive end: Upshaw is the No. 24 ranked strong-side defensive end in the country.
Commits who are not expected to sign early
Sammy Faustin (Naples, Florida) 3-star cornerback: At 6-2, 190, Faustin is another long and rangy defensive back.
Mustapha Muhammad (Missouri City, Texas) 4-star tight end: Muhammad is the No. 5 ranked tight end in the country.
Otis Reese (Leesburg, Georgia) 4-star linebacker: Reese hails from the same high school as Aubrey Solomon, but the Wolverines are still trying to fend off Georgia to secure the services of their top-rated recruit.
As always, with recruiting, things can change in a hurry so stay tuned for further updates.
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