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New Blue: 4-star OT Trente Jones explains why he committed to Michigan

We caught up with the newest addition to Michigan’s 2019 class.

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Jim Harbaugh and company received a huge commitment Wednesday night from 2019 four-star offensive tackle Trente Jones. The 6-foot-6, 282-pound offensive tackle from Loganville, Georgia is Michigan’s fifth verbal commitment in the 2019 class.

I caught up with Jones shortly after his commitment Wednesday night to see what made Michigan the right school for him — among other things — but two things that led to his commitment to the maize and blue are “the people and the overall culture at Michigan.”

When asked specifically who at Michigan he referred to when he said “the people,” Jones’ answer was quite simple — head coach Jim Harbaugh.

“(Harbaugh) is a humble and honest man who loves company,” Jones said.

Jones said he spoke with Coach Harbaugh before announcing his commitment, saying the head coach was “very happy and excited to hear me commit to Michigan.”

“I’ve been wondering about committing for a while and I finally decided (Wednesday). (Committing) was out of this world, but also very humbling,” Jones said.

When it comes to his game, Jones admitted he blocks in the perimeter and dual blocks “really well,” but also said he needs to work on pad height when run-blocking. Jones also admitted he would prefer to play right tackle in college, which is certainly a position Michigan could use help at.

Jones is planning on taking an official visit to Michigan soon. He unofficially visited last weekend and attended the Michigan/Ohio State basketball game. He doesn’t have a specific date in mind, but hopes to officially visit soon.