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Michigan in the running to land Miami grad transfer after visit

Offensive tackle Sunny Odogwu could be a missing piece on U-M’s line

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Four of the five starting spots on Michigan’s offensive line this season appear to be locked up.

Senior Mason Cole, sophomore Ben Bredenson, redshirt senior Patrick Kugler and sophomore Michael Onwenu — from left to right — will most likely start on U-M’s front with freshman Caesar Ruiz being the first man off the bench.

The one question mark that remains is who will anchor the spot at right tackle?

Rumors are that redshirt sophomore Jon Runyan Jr. and redshirt junior Juwann Bushell- Beatty are currently fighting for that spot, but no man has stood out from the pack.

The Wolverines appear to be looking to add to the competition as they hosted Miami graduate transfer Sunny Odogwu Wednesday, a 6-foot-8, 325-pound offensive tackle.

Odogwu, who grew up in Nigeria, started four games for the Hurricanes last season at tackle before suffering a lower leg injury, which ended his year.

The massive lineman appeared in nine games as a redshirt freshman and started two games as a redshirt sophomore.

According to, Odogwu spent the day on campus before heading to UCLA for his next visit.

Odogwu would be a big — pun intended — addition to a young offensive line in need of experience.

Along with Runyan Jr. and Bushell-Beatty, the Wolverines will bring in freshmen tackles Chuck Filiaga, Andrew Stueber and Joel Honigford this fall to potentially compete for playing time.

Michigan lost the battle for 2018 quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson to the Bruins along with 2016 tight end Chris Clark and former Michigan tight end Devin Asiasi (transfer).

One can guess that Harbaugh would love to beat Jim Mora Jr. for Odogwu’s talents.

Check out highlights from Odogwu’s time at Miami: