Every five-star recruit that Michigan football has had since 2001

Michigan football has had a rich history when it comes to success on the gridiron and recruiting players.

While recruiting may be slightly down for the Wolverines of late, the maize and blue have signed some pretty significant players to play in Ann Arbor.

To underscore that point, we identified every five-star recruit Michigan has signed since 2001.

247Sports started its composite rankings in 2000, and the Wolverines signed their first five-star player in 2001.

While most of the five-star recruits have been successful while donning the winged helmets, some have been busts.

We have added stats for each player, so you can decide for yourself if each player lived up to the five-star billing.

Here are the 21 five-star recruits that Michigan has landed since 2001.

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1. Rashan Gary - DT Paramus Catholic (Paramus, New Jersey) Class of 2016 No. 1 recruit nationally Played from: 2016-2018 Career stats at Michigan: 137 total tackles, 24 tackles-for-loss and 10.5 sacks Drafted: First round – 12th pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 2019 draft.

2. Jabrill Peppers - Athlete Paramus Catholic (Paramus, New Jersey) Class of 2014 No. 3 recruit nationally Played from: 2014-2016

2. Jabrill Peppers - Athlete Career defensive stats at Michigan: 125 total tackles, 21.5 tackles-for-loss, four sacks, one interception, 11 pass deflections and one forced fumble. Career offensive stats at Michigan: 45 carries, 239 yards and five touchdowns / 10 receptions for 82 yards Drafted: First round – 25th pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2017 draft.

3. Ryan Mallett - QB Texas High (Texarkana, Texas) Class of 2007 No. 5 recruit nationally Played one season in 2007 before transferring to Arkansas Career stats at Michigan: 61-141 for 892 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Drafted: Third round – 74th pick by the New England Patriots in the 2011 draft

4. Lamarr Woodley - ILB Saginaw (Saginaw, Michigan) Class of 2003 No. 4 recruit nationally Played from: 2003-2006 Career stats at Michigan: 177 total tackles, 50.5 tackles-for-loss, 24 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries Drafted: Second round – 46th pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2007 draft.

5. Prescott Burgess - S Warren G Harding (Warren, Ohio) Class of 2003 No. 5 recruit nationally Played from: 2003-2006 Career stats at Michigan: 173 total tackles, 10.5 tackles-for-loss, four sacks, four interceptions, 14 pass deflections, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Drafted: Sixth round – 207th pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2007 draft.

6. Kelly Baraka - RB Portage Northern (Portage, Michigan) Class of 2001 No. 12 recruit nationally Never played a down at Michigan after being kicked off the team.

7. Brandon Graham - ILB Crockett (Detroit, Michigan) Class of 2006 No. 16 recruit nationally Played from: 2006-2009 Career stats at Michigan: 138 total tackles, 56 tackles-for-loss, 29.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries Drafted: First round – 13th pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2010 draft.

8. Daxton Hill - S Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Oklahoma) Class of 2019 No. 14 recruit nationally Played from: 2019-2021 Career stats at Michigan: 151 total tackles, 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 0.5 sacks, four interceptions, 20 pass deflections and three fumble recoveries. Drafted: First round – 31st pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2022 draft.

9. Donovan Peoples-Jones - WR Cass Tech. (Detroit, Michigan) Class of 2017 No. 12 recruit nationally Played from: 2017-2019 Career stats at Michigan: 103 receptions, 1327 yards, and 14 touchdowns / nine carries for 87 yards. Drafted: Sixth round – 187th pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2020 draft.

10. Will Johnson - CB Grosse Pointe South (Grosse Pointe, Michigan) Class of 2022 No. 15 recruit nationally *Currently on the team and hasn’t played yet

11. Chad Henne - QB Wilson (Reading, Pennsylvania) Class of 2004 No. 18 recruit nationally Played from: 2004-2007 Career stats at Michigan: 803-1348 for 9,342 yards, 84 touchdowns and 34 interceptions Drafted: Second round – 57th pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 2008 draft.

12. Ernest Shazor - S Martin Luther King (Detroit, Michigan) Class of 2001 No. 21 recruit nationally Played from: 2002-2004 Career stats at Michigan: 166 total tackles, 19 tackles-for-loss, three sacks, four interceptions, 12 pass deflections, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries Drafted: Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2005

13. Kevin Grady - RB East Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Michigan) Class of 2005 No. 21 recruit nationally Played from: 2005-2006 / 2008-2009 Career stats at Michigan: 200 carries, 783 yards, and 10 touchdowns / 20 receptions for 150 yards Drafted: Undrafted

14. Aubrey Solomon - DT Lee County (Leesburg, Georgia) Class of 2017 No. 23 recruit nationally Played from: 2017-2018 before transferring to Tennessee Career stats at Michigan: 24 total tackles, and two tackles-for-loss Drafted: undrafted

15. Derrick Green - RB Hermitage (Richmond, Virginia) Class of 2013 No. 27 recruit nationally Played from: 2013-2015 before transferring to TCU Career stats at Michigan: 212 carries, 898 yards and seven touchdowns Drafted: Undrafted

16. Christopher Hinton - DT Greater Atlanta Christian School (Norcross, Georgia) Class of 2019 No. 31 recruit nationally Played from: 2019-2021 Career stats at Michigan: 56 total tackles, four tackles-for-loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery Drafted: Signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent

17. JJ McCarthy - QB IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) Class of 2021 No. 25 recruit nationally Played from: 2021-present Career stats at Michigan: 34-59 for 516 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions / 27 carries, 124 yards and two touchdowns.

18. Marlin Jackson - CB Sharon (Sharon, Pennsylvania) Class of 2001 No. 33 recruit nationally Played from: 2001-2004 Career stats at Michigan: 195 total tackles, 13 tackles-for-loss, two sacks, nine interceptions, 34 pass deflections, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery Drafted: First round – 29th pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2005 draft.

19. Marques Slocum - OG West Philadelphia Catholic (Philadelphia, Philadelphia) Class of 2005 No. 34 recruit nationally Played in 2007 Career stats at Michigan: eight total tackles and 0.5 tackles-for-loss Drafted: undrafted

20. Donovan Warren - CB Polytechnic (Riverside, California) Class of 2007 No. 29 recruit nationally Played from: 2007-2009 Career stats at Michigan: 167 total tackles, five tackles-for-loss, one sack, six interceptions, 21 pass deflections, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries Drafted: Signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Jets in 2010

21. Gabe Watson - DT Southfield (Southfield, Michigan) Class of 2002 No. 36 recruit nationally Played from: 2002-2005 Career stats at Michigan: 92 total tackles, 14.5 tackles-for-loss and five sacks Drafted: Fourth round – 107th pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2006 draft.

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