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With Michigan's 2014 season not going as planned -- the Wolverines are 3-5 with four of those losses coming in blowouts -- in-state recruiting will be important for the Maize and Blue. Prospects who grow up closer to Ann Arbor and, in many cases, cheer for Michigan are more likely to choose the program despite struggles. So Michigan's game against Michigan State last weekend was more painful than just a 35-11 defeat. The Spartans were hosting many of the state's top 2015-17 recruits for the game, and those players saw a Michigan team that wasn't ready to compete on the same stage.