Scout.com released its annual recruiting rankings today and the recruiting website designated Michigan as having the top incoming freshman class for the fall of 2013. The Wolverines beat out Texas for the top spot, the first time in the history of Scout.com's recruiting rankings that a team other than Texas has held the top spot.
Players in this crop are more than nine months away from signing a National Letter of Intent to join the Wolverines and more than a year away from setting foot on campus, but Michigan's Class of 2013 - strictly verbal commitments at this point - includes: five-star quarterback Shane Morris of Warren, Mich., five-star offensive lineman Patrick Kugler of Wexford, Pa., and a guy named Taco - Taco Charlton, an offensive lineman from Pickerington, whose favorite food is a Chipotle burrito. Not a taco. A burrito. (h/t to ESPN for the culinary confirmation.)
Michigan's incoming Class of 2012 was ranked fourth in last year's top 20 recruiting rankings. Among that class: Sylvania Southview defensive back Allen Gant, who had 43 tackles and three interceptions, and whose father, Tony Gant, played at Michigan.
Texas is second among the 2013 recruiting classes, ahead of Texas A&M and Ohio State. (Or, as some readers refer to it, "Ohio.")
Here's the Scout.com top 20 in full:
3. Texas A&M
4. Ohio State
5. Notre Dame
9. Florida State
12. Penn State
20. Michigan State