ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Brady Hoke says it was a lot different to recruit his second class to Michigan than his first in charge of college football's winningest program.
Hoke had a full year to recruit the 25 newest Wolverines, who he talked about Wednesday, after having less than a month to sign prospects a year ago.
He says the extra time helped him develop deeper relationships with players and to find out more about their academics, character and passion for the game.
Recruiting analysts have ranked Michigan's class among the top 10 in the country and have it rivaled only by Ohio State in the Big Ten.
Highly touted offensive lineman Kyle Kalis of Lakewood, Ohio, switched his commitment from the Buckeyes and is regarded as No. 1 player in Hoke's second class.