Skip to main content

Michigan Has Overtaken Ohio State For Top Recruiting Class In Big Ten

Michigan football players run under the "Go Blue" banner before a home game.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Recruiting is heating up all across the country. More and more prospects are committing to programs, while others are taking advantage of the new early official visit period.

Ohio State had been on top of the Big Ten recruiting standings for quite some time. That changed over the last couple of days, as Michigan landed five commitments in a two-day span.

Three-star athlete George Johnson Jr. became the fifth recruit to commit to the Wolverines since yesterday when he revealed his choice earlier this evening. Johnson joins four-star defensive tackle Mazi Smith, four-star running back Zach Charbonnet, three-star cornerback D.J. Turner II and three-star tight end Erick All.

With the recent flurry of commitments, Michigan has overtaken Ohio State for the top spot in the Big Ten. The Wolverines are No. 5 nationally as well, while the Buckeyes check in at No. 10. Here is a look at Michigan's current class:

Of course, there's a long way to go until Signing Day, and Ohio State could easily take back the top spot soon.

Still, this is a good sign for Michigan, especially considering some had been worried about the Wolverines' recruiting earlier in the spring.