When John Beilein got to Michigan he was regarded as a coaching wiz who could get more out of less. He took West Virginia teams that weren’t stacked with highly regarded recruits deep into the NCAA tournament. It was enough to make one wonder what he could do with recruits who were more highly regarded.
We’re getting a glimpse of that now despite the fact that Michigan’s best player, Trey Burke, was just a three star recruit and passed over by Ohio State despite being a local product with ties to the Sullinger family. Beilein’s 2012 class, headlined by Glenn Robinson III, Mitch McGary and Nik Stauskas, ranked in the top ten according to Scout.com. The 2013 class is currently ranked 15th.
Can Michigan put together another top class for 2014? If not, it won’t be for a lack of effort. Michigan will host five star shooting guard Devin Booker for an unofficial visit on March 10 when the Wolverines look for revenge against the Indiana Hoosiers. Prior to that, Booker will visit Michigan State for their game against Wisconsin on March 7.
Booker is ranked as the #3 shooting guard and #23 overall prospect in the class of 2014 by Scout.com. While currently a resident of Moss Point, Mississippi, Booker is originally from Grandville and was the first 2014 player to be offered by Michigan. He also has unofficial visits lined up to North Carolina, Duke and Florida.