Tonight I stumbled across what could be one of the very first Michigan recruiting websites. It was created by one Sandeep Vijan--who, according to the umich directory, is now an associate professor at the medical school--to chronicle Michigan's 1996 recruiting class, and it's pure Internet gold. Mr. Vijan seems to have pioneered many of the features of today's sites: he's got a recruiting board, a list and breakdown of commits, visit tracker, and even recruiting news. Perhaps the funniest tidbit is this nugget from the day before national signing day:
A surprise commitment to Michigan: Jason Foster, a fullback from Medina, Ohio, has decommitted from Purdue and will attend Michigan in the fall.
Somewhere, Jim Colletto muttered under his breath something about snake oil.