By Ben Estes, Daily Sports Writer
Published February 6, 2013
For the first time in 25 years, the Wolverines didn’t sign a single recruit from the talent-rich states of Florida, Texas and California, but wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator Jeff Hecklinski downplayed that fact.
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“Let’s get the best kids here,” Hecklinski said. “I don’t care if they come from Canada or Nebraska. They could come from the moon. Let’s get the best kids here that can help Michigan win, wherever that may be.
“(But) we will always take care of home. We will always take care of Michigan and we will always take care of Ohio. That’s the history of Michigan (football).”
NOTES: Hoke said that there was still no update on whether senior quarterback Devin Gardner had been granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA for his freshman season.
Jackson reported that he was “shocked” at how well injured redshirt senior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint ran when Jackson observed his rehab on a recent morning. Jackson also said he expects Toussaint, who suffered a broken leg against Iowa last season, back for the beginning of next season.
“He’s ahead of schedule, and I think right now people in the training room feel good about him,” Jackson said. “I’m not sure, but I would expect him to be back.”