Jim Harbaugh ahead of the 2021 Orange Bowl.

A few months ago, the Michigan Wolverines were flying high, beating the archrival Ohio State Buckeyes for the first time in 10 years, winning their first Big Ten Championship since 2004, and making their first-ever College Football Playoff appearance.

Unfortunately for Michigan, it’s been pretty much all downhill since then. The Wolverines were blown out by the Georgia Bulldogs in the Orange Bowl and lost both coordinators to different jobs while head coach Jim Harbaugh kept Michigan on the hook for about two months as he solicited himself to several NFL teams before ultimately returning when he wasn’t offered a position.

Now, the Wolverines are having all sorts of trouble on the recruiting trail. Michigan’s 2023 recruiting class is ranked just No. 48 in the 247Sports composite team rankings, behind teams like the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the Illinois Fighting Illini and the SMU Mustangs.

Michigan doesn’t currently hold a commitment from a single player ranked in the top 200 of the 247Sports composite player rankings, and has now missed out on two elite quarterbacks from the state of Michigan.

Five-star in-state quarterback C.J. Carr – the son of legendary Michigan coach Lloyd Carr – spurned the Wolverines last month when he committed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish over his father’s former team. Then on Friday, the Wolverines’ recruiting woes got even worse when Dante Moore, a five-star quarterback from Detroit, committed to the Oregon Ducks instead of Michigan.

Things are not going well for Harbaugh and the Wolverines, and the college football world has taken notice.

The Wolverines did land a commitment from four-star defensive end Collins Acheampong on Friday afternoon, but that hardly takes away the sting of missing out on Moore.