Class of 2017 five-star offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood, an Alabama commit, told Maize n Brew that players across the country that are not currently committed to a school have discussed the possibility of playing with him in Ann Arbor.
Alabama commit Alex Leatherwood told @MaizenBrew that there are uncommitted players who want him to join them in going to Michigan.— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) September 1, 2016
“Uncommitted players want me to join them in going to Michigan,” Leatherwood told Maize n Brew.
The 6-foot-6, 325-pound offensive lineman will officially visit Michigan on October 1st. Leatherwood is hoping to “build a stronger relationship with the coaching staff and get a feel for the Ann Arbor atmosphere.”
The five-star offensive tackle is the ranked No. 5 in the 2017 class, according to 247Sports. The only players ranked higher than Leatherwood are Najee Harris (No. 1 - Alabama), Foster Sarell (No. 2), Marvin Wilson (No. 3) and Dylan Moses (No. 4). He is the second-best offensive tackle and the second-best player in the state of Florida.
“A lot,” he said, regarding his interest in Michigan. “The program is going in a positive direction and I like coach [Tim] Drevno a lot. He’s a great coach with an even better track record.”
From Washington High School in Florida, Leatherwood has offers to play for Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan, USC, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee.