How U-M matches up in recruiting

Michigan is stocking up on D, but its rivals have offensive firepower

Updated: April 25, 2012, 12:40 PM ET
By Chantel Jennings and Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The improvement from Michigan's defense in the 2011 season was something fans hope continues in the future. Defensive coordinator Greg Mattison has a clear plan for restructuring the defense, and by all accounts it is headed in the right direction.

[+] EnlargeTerry Richardson
Miller Safrit/ESPN.comDetroit cornerback Terry Richardson, an ESPN 150 prospect in 2012, is one of five four-star DBs that have signed or committed to Michigan.
Michigan's recruiting efforts on defense have been stellar, and are helping give hope for things to come in Ann Arbor.