wouldn't worry about it too much, and as said above, is probably click bait. i'm ecstatic he chose michigan, but that was really the only choice here. it's the same thing as when anybody that commits to osu is shown as committing 'over michigan and others' when michigan may have not even been recruiting them for a period of time. don't need to waste resources on a fight you don't think you can win, and that doesn't stop media types from describing an epic slugfest that a team won over another, regardless of what actually happened. much sexier than saying that one of his finalists didn't see him as a plan A guy.
i'm just curious as to a potential scenario where meyer whiffs on craig-myers, corley, and victor. does he make a late push for mitchell? how easy is the flip? i believe i read somewhere that he was going to try and enroll early, which could help michigan hold onto him. consolation prize or no, they'll be happy to have him. for a guy his size, he brings an interesting skill set in his ability/willingness to go across the middle and pick up YAC like it's his job, albeit against less than stellar NJ competition. with room to refine his route running, he could be an exciting players down the line.
at the end of the day, both teams are going to get their share of great players. and if harbaugh enjoys success season 1 (not a given, but i think it's arrogant to assume he won't eventually given his track record and coaching staff), then recruiting could take off for michigan, as he won't be such a question mark at UM. i think 8-4 sounds about right. if you don't think he's worth 3 more games than hoke with a more experienced defense, significantly improved special teams coaching, and a less turnover prone QB protected by an OL that has received actual coaching, that's crazy. hoke, almost in spite of his incompetence, lost close games to rutgers and maryland that offensive ineptitude would have prevented. throw in competent play against minnesota (who i think will be pretty good this year) and that could be a toss up as well. the 4-8's, 5-7's, 6-6's that some are gleefully predicting aren't giving credit where credit is due