It's only June, but Michigan's 2013 football recruiting class is well on its way to being at the top of the team rankings come signing day next February. Currently, Michigan has the No. 1 class in the nation for 2013 on three of the four major recruiting sites.
ESPN's first team rankings for 2013 were just released last week. Despite not having any five-star recruits on ESPN, Michigan has the top class in the nation. This is mainly because of Michigan's 21 commits, 16 of them have four stars. The strong number of four-star recruits has Michigan ranked ahead of No. 2 Florida and No. 3 Alabama.
The Rivals rankings are pretty similar. Michigan has zero five-star recruits, but 14 of the Wolverines' commits have four stars. This has Michigan No. 1 in the team rankings. Georgia is No. 2 and Alabama is once again No. 3.
Scout also has Michigan No. 1 and Georgia No. 2. (Texas is third.) Unlike ESPN and Rivals, a big part of this is due to the fact that Scout has three of Michigan's commits rated as five-star recruits. 14 more are rated as four stars, giving them a total of 17 commits with at least four stars.
The lone major recruiting site without Michigan at No. 1 is 24/7 Sports. The Wolverines are second behind Alabama despite the fact that 17 Wolverines commits have four stars. Alabama only has 11 commits with four stars, but two commits have five stars. As a result, the Crimson Tide currently have a slight edge over the Wolverines in 24/7 Sports' rankings formula.
With Michigan's class nearly full, there shouldn't be too many drastic changes to the list of commits from now until signing day. This means Michigan will have to fend off other teams from taking the top spot without the ability to add a ton of guys late in the process. This is a good thing, though. Michigan has already built a solid class very early in the recruiting process. In fact, based on Rivals' point totals, Michigan's class for 2013 is already good enough that it would have finished second in 2012. Considering there is still room for a few more talented recruits, Michigan is in great shape.
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