Michigan's IMG practices made positive impact on nation's top recruit
The question coming out of Michigan’s practices in Florida last week was a simple one.
How would it actually impact recruits?
ESPN.com asked that question to a slew of IMG recruits that took in the action on Friday in Bradenton. There was one recruit who spoke highly of Michigan’s unprecedented spring practices.
That player was five-star linebacker Dylan Moses, who is ranked by ESPN as the top recruit in the 2017 class.
“Just for me to be able to see Michigan practice, it was meaningful,” Moses told ESPN.com. “Since I haven’t been up to Michigan, for me to see them practice personally helps [Michigan]. … When I watched the practice, I saw the determination that they have, and played with throughout the season.
“To see that, it did help them with me.”
Moses didn’t get to actually meet with Michigan coaches. Due to the fact that it was a quiet period in the NCAA, no coaches outside of Michigan’s were able to even attend Friday’s open practice.
Still, he landed an offer from the Wolverines on Monday. Moses, who said he’ll make his decision in January 2017, is also considering the likes of Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Florida, UCLA and USC.
Getting that Michigan offer, he said, meant a little something extra.
“I love it. I have wanted an offer from Michigan for so long. Since coach Harbaugh got there, you can see the impact he will have,” Moses told ESPN.com. “They went 10-3 last year, and will do great things.”
The Wolverines are also reportedly targeting Moses’ teammate Cesar Ruiz, who is the top-ranked center in the 2017 class. The four-star recruit is a New Jersey native, which is where Michigan landed both Jabrill Peppers and Rashan Gary.
Michigan currently boasts the 17th-ranked 2017 class, according to 247sports. Adding a couple of IMG’s finest would certainly change that.