How are the Wolverines looking for next fall?

By Stanley Kay
February 06, 2018

Michigan will look to rebound in 2018 after a subpar 8–4 season saw the Wolverines miss out on a New Year's Six bowl.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh isn't quite on the hot seat yet, but a string of defeats to rivals Ohio State and Michigan State haven't gone unnoticed. Harbaugh is 1–2 against the Spartans and 0–3 against the Buckeyes since taking over at Michigan in 2015.

Michigan's biggest weakness this season has been quarterback play. After Wilton Speight went down with an injury early in the year, the Wolverines regressed with John O'Korn under center. O'Korn was eventually replaced by Brandon Peters, who showed signs of promise, but Peter sustained a concussion late in the season that kept him out of the Ohio State game. Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson announced this winter he was transferring to Michigan.

Here's a look at Michigan's class of 2018. All ratings are according to 247 Sports.

Otis Reese, OLB, Lee County (Ga.) - 4 stars (Committed)

Mustapha Muhammad, TE, Ridge Point (Texas) - 4 stars (Signed)

Myles Sims, CB, Westlake (Ga.) - 4 stars (Enrolled)

Joe Milton, pro-style QB, Olympia (Fla.) - 4 stars (Enrolled)

Cameron McGrone, OLB, Lawrence Central (Ind.) - 4 stars (Signed)

Aidan Hutchinson, SDE, Divine Child (Mich.) - 4 stars (Signed)

Jalen Mayfield, OT, Catholic Central (Mich.) - 4 stars (Signed)

Ryan Hayes, OT, Traverse City West (Mich.) - 4 stars (Signed)

Gemon Green, CB, DeSoto (Tx.) - 3 stars (Signed)

Christian Turner, RB, Buford (Ga.) - 3 stars (Signed)

Sammy Faustin, CB, Naples (Fla.) - 3 stars (Signed)

Ben VanSumeren, ATH, Garber (Mich.) - 3 stars (Signed)

Taylor Upshaw, SDE, Braden River (Fla.) - 3 stars (Enrolled)

Julius Welschof, DE, Germany - 3 stars (Signed)

Luke Schoonmaker, TE, Hamden Hall (Conn.) - 3 stars (Signed)

Hassan Haskins, RB, Eureka Sr. (Mo.) - 3 stars (Signed)

German Green, S, DeSoto (Texas) - 3 stars (Signed)

Ronnie Bell, WR, Park Hill (Mo.) - 3 stars (Committed)

Vincent Gray, CB, Adams (Mich.) - 3 stars (Committed)

Michael Barrett, ATH, Lowndes (Ga.) - 3 stars (Committed)

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