Michigan can be picky with LBs

After great haul at position in 2012, Wolverines can pick and choose for 2013

Updated: December 7, 2011, 11:13 AM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Linebacker recruiting in the class of 2012 has been excellent for the Michigan Wolverines. The coaching staff managed to gain commitments from the No. 7 outside linebacker along with the Nos. 6, 7, and 23 inside linebackers.

Those pickups were needed as current linebackers Kenny Demens and Brandin Hawthorne will both be seniors next year. The 2012 success also lessens the pressure to land top prospects for the 2013 class.