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National Signing Day 2013 recap: Michigan, Michigan State football recruiting

Both the Wolverines and Spartans added some blue-chip talent to their rosters on National Signing Day.


Michigan and Michigan State wrapped up their 2013 recruiting hauls on Wednesday, and both programs added some strong talent. The Wolverines made headlines throughout the recruiting cycle with a class that Rivals rates at No. 5 in the nation, and for a while it looked as though Brady Hoke and staff might be collecting the best group of talent in the country. Michigan State finished with the fourth-best class in the Big Ten, in Rivals' estimation.

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The Wolverines signed 16 four-star prospects in its deep class, as well as five-star running back Derrick Green, who might be the best running back in the 2013 class. Michigan added a lot of depth to its offensive line with this group, and it also may have found its quarterback of the future in Shane Morris. SB Nation recruiting expert Bud Elliott gave Hoke and staff an A for this class.

Michigan State's class is not quite so accomplished, as it ranks 38th nationally. But the Spartans added some blue-chip prospects, including quarterback Damion Terry. MSU also strengthened its defense with the addition of four-star linebackers Shane Jones and John Reschke. Elliott gave the Spartans a B grade for their efforts this year.