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Mum no hum for U-M on signing day

1/31/2012

If all seems a little too quiet on the Michigan front given that it’s just hours till national signing day officially begins, well, don’t be scared.

The Wolverines are all but done with their 2012 class. They had 20 commitments by mid-August, and there has been remarkably little movement since.

Maybe this will become the norm under Brady Hoke. It’s a top 10-ranked class, and it virtually has had a bow on it for weeks.

Barring a last-minute surprise, the only player out there with a Michigan offer on whom the coaches are waiting is four-star offensive tackle Jordan Diamond (Chicago/Simeon). He’s scheduled to announce on Friday.

Michigan didn’t close particularly strongly -- it lost out on a few key players down the stretch that it would love to have had, including four-stars Josh Garnett (Stanford) and Armani Reeves (Ohio State) and three-star tight end Sam Grant (Oklahoma). In all three instances it came down to the maize and blue and one other school, and all three times Hoke and his staff wound up black and blue.

So don’t look for the usual excitement of national signing day on Wednesday. And at least for this year and this class, that’s not a bad thing at all.