via Sam Webb's on-air WTKA show:
A lot of coach speak is involved, but it does delve into their minds a little bit, allowing you to better understand the perspective of the coaches during the recruiting process.
Many of the prospects were evaluated and assessed during the camp circuits. Specifically, of course, Michigan's. It's interesting to note that Chris Fox camped as a sophomore and Channing Stribling camped for five days in order to prove worthy of an offer. In context too, it almost seems as if the coaches loved his enthusiasm and competitiveness so much, they wanted to see him cover everyone. Relentless. Regardless, they say that camps are successful in allowing the coaches to see what a prospect is like, say, over film.
While a lot of this may seem obvious, it's not so obvious or even warranted to lose your cool over losing out on "starred" talent. Cease your rudimentary analysis. Hecklinski reiterates that they want kids who want to win and win at Michigan. They know how to recruit for their system, and what it will take to make these kids champions if they work. So let it unfold.
Da'Mario Jones is also highlighted in this conversation as a kid who came to camp and worked his ass off because he wanted to be a part of Michigan. Pretty sure the SEC came knocking on that door, only to be turned away, no?
All in all, a good read. They touch on QB recruiting numbers as well, FWIW.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.