Michigan's football program has and will recruit nationally under Jim Harbaugh, but securing the state's borders remains a priority.
Specifically, the Detroit area, which features the prominent Cass Technical program, is an area of focus for the Wolverines' recruiting staff.
This was especially clear this morning, when Michigan's director of player personnel, Tony Tuioti, tweeted out the following #ProtectTheHomeland video. It basically serves as a message for recruits in the Detroit area: come play for the Wolverines.
— Tony Tuioti (@CoachTuioti92)
— Tony Tuioti (@CoachTuioti92) May 27, 2016
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Michigan's 2017 class, which currently boasts 12 commitments, is ranked the No. 9 class in the country by 247Sports. Of the 12 pledges, four are from Michigan.
The Wolverines' top target in the class, five-star wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones, is from Detroit. So are four-star cornerback Ambry Thomas, four-star safety Jaylen Kelly-Powell, three-star safety Scott Nelson and three-star offensive guard Jordan Reid - all Michigan targets.