Michigan football team's recruiting class rises to No. 3 after early morning commit
The Michigan football team's signing day was expected to be one of its most quiet in years.
Instead, it picked up a commitment from four-star tailback Dennis Norfleet in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, an addition that jumped the Wolverines to third in Scout's latest team rankings.
For those keeping track at home, yes, that means Michigan passed Ohio State. It trailed only Texas and Alabama as of 11 a.m.
The only caveat? The ranking does not reflect the Buckeyes signing-day addition of three-star linebacker Jamal Marcus.
According to Rivals, the Wolverines still trailed Ohio State as of 9 a.m. Wednesday. Michigan is slotted fifth there, coming in behind the Crimson Tide, Longhorns and Buckeyes, as well as Florida.
Norfleet, who stands 5-feet-7, 170 pounds, is Rivals' No. 5 all-purpose back in the country and Scout's No. 19 running back. He hails from Detroit, where he starred for King High School.