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March 2013 - Signing Day Edition

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Back On The Trail Michigan Needs To Land Game-Breaking Wide Receivers, And More Offensive And Defensive Linemen In 2014 Class W By Michael Spath The Wolverines have already landed a commitment from junior signal-caller Wilton Speight of The Collegiate School in Richmond, Va. photo courtesy hen the fax machine went dormant, the final letter of intent arriving just before noon on Feb. 6, Michigan celebrated for a brief moment, head coach Brady Hoke meeting with the media to extol the potential of the 27 prospects that will wear the winged helmet in 2013 and beyond. And then, in an instant, the Maize and Blue turned their attention to the 2014 recruiting class, knowing their work in bringing U-M back to a championship level is far from complete. Over the next 12 months, the Wolverines must be more selective than in the past two years; after signing 52 prospects in 2012-13, Michigan will be limited to 14-18 in 2014. U-M has already promised three of those spots, accepting verbal commitments from linebacker Michael Ferns, quarterback Wilton Speight and, most recently, defensive tackle Bryan Mone, each addressing a need at their respective position.

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