- Tom VanHaaren, RecruitingNation
WolverineNation runs a recruiting mailbag feature every other week and conducts a live chat in the weeks when the mailbag doesn't run. Here's a look at this week's questions from the readers:
Q: Subscriber David49234: Brady Hoke seems to have a particular body type in mind for receivers and running backs. The 5-foot-9 running back and the 5-foot-10 wide receiver need not apply. I don't see Hoke recruiting Desmond Howard or Mike Hart. He seems bent on loading up on an extreme (bruising tailbacks/fullbacks, and 6-4 wideouts). I'm not saying this is a good or bad idea, but will we ever see a Desmond- or a Hart-type guy on the roster again?
A: Looking at the 2012 and 2013 classes you can tell what type of player is wanted by this staff. There hasn't been a receiver taken between those two classes that's under 6-foot-3, so that is the ideal receiver for them.
In his recruiting mailbag, Tom Van Haaren writes about Michigan making a point to recruit more physical and bigger wide receivers