With the Dee Hart news today, many national pundits (and maybe some UM fans) are starting to say something along the lines of: "And the news just gets worse for Michigan" or "Michigan Recruiting takes big hit after loss."
But if you look more closely, you will see that the loss yesterday and the implications the next few days on this class should not be too severe. In fact, it may already be over. Clearly the Dee Hart decommitment is a setback. But it was very much expected. In fact, most people believed that Dee Hart wasn't coming to Michigan even had we put together a good performance yesterday. He was at the Bama-MSU game and was set to commit there either way in my opinion.
As of now we have 13 commitments. Of those 13, we have a very good chance of keeping all 13 despite the coaching situation. The in-state guys are sold on the school/program. They have said such. Even better, some of the out of state guys are some of the most enthusiastic commits we have --> Countess, K Jones. And TomVH confirmed yesterday that Dallas Crawford is still likely to come to Michigan no matter who is coach. If we bring in a new coach, he might be able to bring with him a few guys, and still have a great shot at Chris Bryant and Kris Frost. A pro-style coach may even be able to convince Sammy Watkins to come with his teammate Dallas to Ann Arbor, and bring in more of a bruiser RB (Rawls).
From a coaching standpoint, we are not Miami. There won't be a mass exodus of recruits. We are in excellent shape and with a month left to go, and with possibly 6-8 slots to fill, we will be extremely competitive to complete a very solid class. If Brandon does the job he was hired to do, by Wednesday this program will be back on track.