Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Wolverine Wednesday: Mike Hart with a Big Win

Mike Hart is one of my favorite players in Michigan history.  I actually ran into my favorite two weeks ago as my wife and I were in Winter Park, FL outside of Orlando and walked by the GOAT Charles Woodson and his wife walking in Winter Park's downtown shopping district.  

This post isn't about me being a Michigan fan boy, it's about Mike Hart recruiting and turning the run game in Ann Arbor into the runaway train that Harbaugh wants.  Mike has the best 2 running backs in the nation this year and it's probably not close, but struggled on the 2023 recruiting trail.  Many questioned the recruitment of 3-star Ben Hall and not bringing in a higher ranked prospect. 

That feeling changed late afternoon on Tuesday when Cincinnati, OH RB 4-Star and top 100 player Jordan Marshall committed to Michigan over OSU.  Jordan who plays at Moeller will get a chance to wear the Jordan brand in Ann Arbor.   Jordan was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Ohio last season with 30 TD's, 1951 yards rushing and 19 catches with another 4 TD's. 

This was a huge get for Mike Hart and the 2024 class that could be a monster.  The class is currently ranked #5 and there could be an avalanche of commitments coming. 

Couple great quotes:  

“Really just me and Coach [Mike] Hart get along and that's my guy,” Marshall said. “We're like the same person. But their culture is very similar to Moeller's. And that's some things I look for going to a school and which places can give me that and I feel like Michigan can you give me that. Then to take care of my family after football, their school is just amazing and speaks for itself.”

“Some of my friends are big O-State fans & so is my Papa. But he’s going to start rooting for Michigan"


Blue said...

Papa's a big O-State fan, but will now be rooting for Michigan ... love it!

What can you say other than this 24 class could be shaping up to be something special!

Go Blue!

Goblu said...

Need to sign Jayden. Or another QB... wonder what the issue is, but not having a QB to help recruit isn't great.

Chowman said...

Until the LoI is signed not going to get too excited.

Brady2017 said...

Chowman- Too late. Celebratory beer is already in the stomach!

Brady2017 said...

Goblue- Word on the street is Jayden will commit within the next two weeks. Have faith, bro.