The Rivals website has a nice article highlighting "sleeper" recruits and Channing Stribling in particular. (LINK: http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1388370.) I enjoyed the Mathlete's piece on recruiting rankings and the fact that stars do matter. However, I am thrilled that Michigan, Mattison, and Mallory were in on Stribling early. The ability to uncover a "diamond in the rough" is something that helps tremendously. What matters isn't that we "win" the recruiting rankings, but that we have the right player personnel for Michigan to win. At worst, Stribling helps the depth chart. At best, he explodes in his senior year, and it becomes obvious that Michigan has a star DB recruit.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.