Michigan's 2013 class is still holding on to the No. 1 overall spot, but as other programs continue to add prospects it's going to be tough for the Wolverines to hold on to the top ranking. The class isn't quite full, and the coaching staff still has a few opportunities to boost the ranking and keep Michigan on top.
The top-ranked prospect remaining on Michigan's board in the latest update to the rankings is defensive back Kendall Fuller (Olney, Md./Good Counsel), who moved up eight spots to No. 20 overall. It's safe to say, however, that Michigan is in third place behind Clemson and Virginia Tech on Fuller's top list.
The next prospect in the rankings is probably the target with whom Michigan has the best shot. That's wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee), who stays put at No. 38 overall. Treadwell went in to The Opening saying he was ready to make a decision, but had a different tune by the end of the weekend. There's still a chance Treadwell makes a decision in the near future, but that's yet to be seen.
Treadwell might be in Ann Arbor on July 29 for Michigan's Big House BBQ, an event that will be more intimate and less pressure than typical visits. If he does come, he'll be joined by Michigan's commits and another one of its top remaining targets, running back Derrick Green (Richmond, Va./Hermitage). The No. 6 running back moved up four spots to No. 54 overall in the new updates and still lists Michigan as one of his top options.
Green even said that the Michigan commits were recruiting him hard at The Opening and says he and offensive line commit David Dawson (Detroit/Cass Tech) have established a good friendship.
Those outside factors can often be big factors for prospects as they look for which school to attend, and that is certainly the case for safety Leon McQuay III (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), who is still the No. 3 safety in the country but dropped one spot to No. 40 overall. McQuay's love for music has his list narrowed down to Michigan, USC and Vanderbilt.
McQuay even got a chance to spend time with Michigan walk-ons Jack Kennedy and Joe Reynolds on his visit to Ann Arbor. Kennedy and Reynolds are both into music and even released a music video displaying their vocal skills.
The interaction with the Michigan players seems to have resonated with McQuay, who says that he won't be able to make it up for the BBQ, but wants to take an official visit during the season.
Despite being a teammate of McQuay's, it seems as though Michigan might be on the outside for athlete Alvin Bailey who took a tumble in the rankings. Bailey was the No. 50 overall prospect, but now finds himself ranked at No. 71.
Bailey says he will most likely come out with a top list soon, and while Michigan might be on that list, it's safe to say the Wolverines are still behind for his services.
With two spots left in this class Michigan still has the opportunity to land a highly ranked prospect. If the Wolverines can snag two of the prospects on the ESPN 150 remaining on the board, Michigan will have a good case to hold on to that coveted No. 1 class ranking.