Commentary

No-visit policy bolsters certainty

Michigan stresses to prospects that commitment is a two-way street

Updated: June 21, 2012, 4:22 PM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
When Brady Hoke proclaimed, "This is Michigan," it wasn't just a PR stunt. The coach believes that it's a privilege to strap on that winged helmet. That privilege carries into recruiting as well, and his strategy has paid off with the nation's No. 1 recruiting class.

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Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesBrady Hoke and his staff have successfully employed a no-visit policy one a prospect has committed to Michigan.
Michigan's 22 commitments for the Class of 2013 have set the bar on many levels, as it's only June and the Wolverines have almost filled their class. They had 13 of those commitments by the end of February, which typically has been a slower time, when coaches take some time off. The 2012 class didn't fill up as fast, but it developed at an accelerated pace.