After releasing the Rivals 100 yesterday, the new Rivals 250 has been released today.
Michigan players appearing;
Dymonte Thomas-#102 (Previously #95)
Chris Fox-#112 (Previously #57)
Jake Butt-#132 (Previously #118)
Jourdan Lewis-#150 (Previously #147)
David Dawson-#165 (Previously #171)
Wyatt Shallman-#206 (Previously #182)
Ross Douglass-#232 (Previously #222)
Taco Charlton-#233 (Making his debut)
Logan Tuley-Tillman-#241 (Previously #235)
Ben Gedeon dropped out of the 250 completely but with a Rivals rating of 5.8 he is close to being ranked more likely.
Every other Michigan commit is a 3 star or lower, with Maurice Hurst Jr., Deveon Smith, Csont'e York, and Jaron Dukes all receiving ratings of 5.7, meaning they are close to becoming 4 stars.
Michigan now has 14 players in the top 250.
Ohio State has 11.
Notre Dame has 8.
Michigan State has 0.
There is going to be a Rivals chat at 2 PM today to discuss the new rankings. Any questions about why Michigan players dropped will most likely be answered the same way that they were yesterday in the Rivals 100 chat. That being that it's not that these players dropped and got worse, but other players imporved and passed them.
Certain players were discussed in the chat yesterday, namely Fox and Dymonte. The stated reason for Fox's drop was his streaky performance at the 5 star challenge in the summer. Dymonte's drop was more because he was not a big camper, so he did not have the same exposure as other recruits.