Roundtable: Alabama, Michigan recruiting 

August, 30, 2012
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WolverineNation recruiting writer Tom Van Haaren and TideNation recruiting writer Greg Ostendorf came together on Thursday to discuss various topics. Here are the results of their conversation:

Question: Alabama and Michigan kick off the 2012 season in Dallas on Saturday. What would a win do for recruiting?

Greg Ostendorf: Alabama has become accustomed not just to playing in national spotlight games early in the season, but winning those games. That has paid dividends on the recruiting trail. It also doesn’t hurt to have won two national championships in the last three seasons. However, Michigan’s 2013 class is ranked higher than Alabama’s, so a win over the Wolverines on Saturday, especially if it’s in convincing fashion, could slow down the momentum for Brady Hoke and remind recruits of the SEC’s dominance during the last decade.

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