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Hooked on a feeling

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The most accurate way to describe it is also the most vague. But every player who eventually plays college football knows exactly what it is.

It's that feeling you get when you stop being a recruit and start being a commit. When you're off the market and on a team. When you look a coach in the eye and tell him you want to be a part of what he has offered you. It's a huge shift in any player's life and it's all predicated on a simple, inexplicable gut feeling.

"It was this overwhelming thing," Michigan commit Jourdan Lewis (Detroit/Cass Tech) said. "It just felt right and I knew I wanted to commit right then."