Michigan's 3 star commits have potential
Mainly when looking at recruiting, you judge a team's class based on how many 4-5 star players they have. Despite the in depth coverage that services like Rivals and Scout attempt to provide, the system is not foolproof.
Michigan, according to Rivals.com, has four 3-star players committed. Obviously, any fanbase can call their lower ranked recruits "sleepers." However, this may be the case for a few of Michigan's 3-star guys.
For example, Teric Jones exploded on the camp and combine scene this year, having the fastest 40 yard dash at the All-American Underclassman Combine. However, Jones received only a 3-star rating from Rivals.com. The culprit for this is that Jones did not start in his junior season, but rather split time with another Div-1 prospect, Indiana commitment Cortez Smith. In his limited time however, Jones did make an impact, however, averaging more then 10 yards per carry.
Another 3-star prospect that has blossomed of late is Michigan commitment Dewayne Peace. While Peace does not have great numbers on paper outside of his shuttle time, Peace does not blow off the profile page. He is only 6-0 and 180 pounds, but he does the little things to help you win. Peace has some intangible characteristics to his game including excellent hands and ball skills. While not having mind-boggling stats by any stretch in his junior year of HS, Peace could be a very productive receiver at Michigan.
While the recruiting services do their best to rank impact players at 4 stars or more, they do overlook certain circumstances around recruits that may be holding them back.