One of my favorite non ACC/SEC sites, M Go Blog, ponders the question of whether the Wolverines are taking too many commitments too early in the recruiting process and not allowing space for late bloomers.
Michigan already has 16 commitments for 2013 compared to just 5 for rival Ohio State. Schools like Alabama, UGA, and Florida are also already 1/3 of the way through their recruiting spots.
The big name schools are always going to get more early commitments than their lesser peers because many kids grow up dreaming playing for a certain school and when that offer presents itself they jump on it. Still we are talking about kids or just 16 or 17 years old and not fully developed. A late bloomer could be snatched up by a rival who still has room.
MGoBlog: Recruiting Early