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The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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22 THE WOLVERINE MARCH 2020 2020 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ISSUE BY EJ HOLLAND M ichigan finished with the No. 11-ranked 2020 recruiting class in the country per The Wolverines filled key needs, scored some big wins on the recruit- ing trail and landed some future leaders for the program. Here is a breakdown of superla- tives for the class: BEST SIGNEE WR A.J. Henning, Frankfort (Ill.) Lincoln-Way East — This was a tough decision since Rivals250 run- ning back Blake Corum had such a huge senior campaign. However, I honestly feel like Henning is the best recruit in Michigan's 2020 class. He is explosive, versatile and will see the field right away for the Wolver- ines. On top of that, he brings plenty of "speed in space" and is a perfect fit for the offense. Expect Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis to have a lot of fun with his new toy. BIGGEST SLEEPER TE Matt Hibner, Burke (Va.) Lake Braddock — Hibner is grossly un- der-ranked on The three- star prospect should get an entire star added to his profile. After all, the complete tight end is coming off a monster senior campaign. He put up multiple 100-yard and multi-TD games this season. He's an excellent receiver and formidable as an in-line blocker. On top of that, Hibner was a stud at defensive end, recording sev- eral 15-plus tackle games. Michigan got a steal here. MOST ATHLETIC LB Kalel Mullings, Milton (Mass.) Academy — Mullings did it all for his high school team this year. He played linebacker, running back, wide receiver, and returned kicks and punts en route to being named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Massachusetts. While Mullings is coming to Ann Arbor as a linebacker, he was actually recruited at running back by several Power Five schools. Michigan's newest linebacker is pretty darn athletic. 2020 Recruiting Class Superlatives Wideout A.J. Henning may not have been the highest-ranked recruit in Michigan's class by, but his talent and speed make him the best prospect in the haul in the eyes of several evaluators. PHOTO BY EJ HOLLAND

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