2013 commits forming bond

Already close-knit Michigan group makes out-of-state players feel welcome

Updated: December 18, 2012, 10:34 AM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The inherent advantage of a player living close to the college he commits to is that visits are made more easily and the likelihood that a fellow commit lives close by is pretty high.

And this weekend, with 20 commits in the 2013 class in town, it would've been easy for all the eight in-state commits -- each of whom has some kind of connection to another whether it be high school, seven-on-seven leagues or mutual friends -- to stick together since they know each other the best.

Jake Butt
Courtesy of Scott Sanders/PicktownPics.comTE commit Jake Butt said the players in the 2103 class feel like "friends I've known my whole life."
But that didn't happen at all.

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