ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Twenty-seven up, 27 down.
No, Brady Hoke didn't pitch a perfect game Wednesday, but as a football coach, he had a perfect day.
By noon, Hoke had received letters of intent from all 27 members of his star-studded recruiting class, led by four players given five stars by Scout.com.
"This was a very exciting day, because we're very happy with this group of young men who have decided to play at the greatest university in the country," Hoke said. "It was also a very uneventful day, which is nice."
The biggest name in the class is running back Derrick Green, who is ranked as the No. 1 running back and sixth-best prospect in the country.
Michigan also picked up five-star recruits in top-ranked offensive guard in Pennsylvania's Patrick Kugler, the No. 3 quarterback in local product Shane Morris and the fourth-ranked safety in Ohio's Dymonte Thomas.
More importantly, all four of them could play immediate roles. Green and Kugler are expected to help a running game t...