Since taking over as the Michigan football coach, Jim Harbaugh has been making waves on the recruiting trail and it has immediately paid off.
The Wolverines are already one of the top teams in the nation, but it is their youth that speaks volumes of the immediate impact Harbaugh has made since leading the program.
During this weekend’s edition of Inside Michigan Football, Harbaugh said at least ten freshmen will be a part of the team’s two-deep depth as either the starter or backup.
“From the very beginning, what I really wanted to look at was ‘who would be on track’ and athletically would be a good enough football player to track on the two-deep,” Harbaugh said, via Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com.
“Either a starter, a backup, a contributor on special teams. Let’s look at that for the first two weeks.”
But who could those ten players be?
Since we don’t officially know since Michigan has yet to release the depth chart for the 2016 college football season, all we can go on observations from camp. And according to Baumgardner, there are ten players who stood out:
A handful of freshmen who have received plenty of compliments this spring: defensive end Rashan Gary, left tackle Ben Bredeson, guard/DT Michael Onwenu, wide receiver Nate Johnson, wide receiver Eddie McDoom, wide receiver Kekoa Crawford, safety Khaleke Hudson, corners David Long and Lavert Hill, running back/receiver Chris Evans and kicker Quinn Nordin.
Michigan opens its 2016 season on Saturday, Sept. 3 against at home against Hawaii. Hopefully the youngsters are ready to make an immediate difference.