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Brady Hoke's edge in recruiting

Brady Hoke and the Michigan staff have been landing some of the top players in the country, and their efforts are getting plenty of attention in national recruiting publications and beyond.

Although for Hoke and his staff, selling the block "M" hasn't exactly been a steep uphill battle since they were hired. However, every once in a while the prestige surrounding the maize and blue scares some recruits off.

"Every time you walk in a school or call a coach or a parent of a prospect, that block M carries a lot of weight"

"We're the 14th-ranked university in the world (by U.S. News and World Report). We're the winningest program in college football history. That combination...the stadium's kind of big, 114,000 people...that's not for everybody. That scares some guys off, and I'm glad they tell me they get a little nervous about that."

"It's Michigan. I said that in my first press conference. No matter what anybody thought, this is Michigan still."

That's right...it's still Michigan.