By Andrew Kahn | MLive.com | Posted December 19, 2018 at 06:28 PM | Updated December 19, 2018 at 06:29 PM
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There was no Signing of the Stars. Jim Harbaugh didn’t even hold a press conference. But Michigan was productive where it mattered most on Wednesday, securing 25 national letters of intent on the first day of the early signing period. The class ranks No. 7 in the country and first in the Big Ten according to the 247sports.com composite rankings.
Here’s a look at the entire class, listed in the order in which the players signed, according to U-M. All rankings are based on the 247sports.com composite.
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6-foot-5, 277 pounds
Paw Paw, Michigan
Barnhart is the No. 20 offensive guard and ninth-ranked player in the state. He even caught two touchdown passes as a senior.
6-foot-4, 316 pounds
Cincinnati, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller)
A four-year varsity starter, Carpenter is ranked as the 32nd-best guard in the class and 20th-best player in Ohio.
6-foot, 190 pounds
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Booker T. Washington)
The five-star is the No. 1 player in Oklahoma, top safety in the country, and eighth-best prospect overall. Hill’s commitment was up in the air until signing day, as he flipped from Michigan to Alabama last week.
5-foot-11, 195 pounds
Columbus, Ohio (St. Francis De Sales)
Velazquez’s position is listed as “athlete,” and rightfully so. The three-star prospect played safety on defense and running back and quarterback on offense. He’s also the top-ranked baseball player in Ohio, and the outfielder also plans to play baseball at Michigan.