Michigan's recruitment of the 2016 class is now officially underway. One of the most important areas to recruit under this regime will be on the offensive line, where the Wolverines will adopt a "build from the trenches" mentality.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Tim Drevno know that a good offensive line will be key to the success on that side of the ball. While it may not be their biggest 2016 need, they definitely have room for a few interior lineman.
One prospect that is interested in what's going on in Ann Arbor is 2016 offensive lineman Caleb Bright (Urbandale, Iowa). Maize n Brew caught up with Bright on Sunday evening to talk about his interest in Michigan and more.
"My interest (in Michigan) is very high," he said. "Michigan has a great program and is on the rise."
A big part of why he believes that has to do with the hiring of Harbaugh, who he spoke very highly of.
"Coach Harbaugh is a great guy. Recruits can definitely relate to him.
"He will win games."
Bright tells me he has not had a whole lot of contact with the staff just yet, but one member in particular has spoken to him briefly.
"Jay Harbaugh follows me on Twitter," he said. "He said he will watch my film soon."
Bright is currently unranked by the major recruiting services, but some have labeled him as a rising prospect. He has yet to receive his first scholarship offer, but has received interest from Indiana, Iowa, Penn State and others.
"I really like Western Michigan, Penn State, Illinois and Indiana," he said.
Bright believes he has a lot to bring a college program, as well.
"My run blocking game is very powerful," he said. "I have a deep passion for football and to be the best.
"I will give 110 percent to compete with anyone."