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Barnes Arico secures her first recruits for 2013

By Glenn Miller Jr., Daily Sports Writer
Published November 14, 2012

“I have watched her progress and develop … Her coach, Curtis Ekmark, he has done a phenomenal job with her and making his program one of the best in the country. Once I got the job here, knowing the academic piece was so important for her and her family, he knew it would be a great fit.”

Barnes Arico’s first four commits are expected to be just the start for Michigan’s recruiting process. The Wolverines are already planning to take a foreign trip during next summer’s offseason, which should allow the rookies some extra time to adjust before practices start in the fall.

“Considering this was our first year and I didn’t get hired until late in the recruiting process, I think this is an exceptional class,” Barnes Arico said.

“It was important for us in the process of building our culture to get players that come from winning programs. These young ladies are all from great families and are excellent students. They will represent Michigan in the best way. They are leaders and best in everything that they do.”