A new school joins the Top 5 in ESPN's recruiting rankings


Jim Harbaugh has been a renaissance man for Michigan.

For the first time all season, Michigan has jumped into the Top 5 of ESPN's recruiting rankings, passing Oklahoma and LSU to take over the No. 4 spot. The change comes after Michigan picked up five-star wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones and four-star center Cesar Ruiz in the past week.

Only Alabama, Ohio State, and Georgia are ahead of Michigan in ESPN's recruiting rankings. 247Sports also has the same order for their recruiting rankings.

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The good news for Michigan is that they could have a chance to go even higher in ESPN's rankings; this set of rankings was published on Wednesday, meaning that it doesn't include the commitment of five-star inside linebacker Jordan Anthony. Michigan now has 25 commitments for their 2017 class, 18 of which have a rating of at least four stars by the 247Sports Composite.

The much maligned Brady Hoke actually set up Harbaugh very well with a couple of well-touted recruiting class, and it now looks like Harbaugh is dedicated to keeping Big Blue in that position by sweeping a recruiting storm across the nation.