A good offensive line is the trademark to any functioning offense. Over the years, Michigan has been known for cranking out the big guys up front and sending them to the NFL, and in time Jim Harbaugh should be able to return them to that.
The 2016 cycle is the new staff's first opportunity to put its true stamp on the recruiting trail. So, will the turnaround start with this class?
@anthonytbroome if you had to guess our overall OL haul for '16 who would you put in there— Kyle (@grade_eh_tweets) May 13, 2015
Michigan is in a good spot with a lot of its top targets on the offensive line in this recruiting cycle. As of today, I see them taking four offensive lineman:
- Four-star offensive tackle Erik Swenson (Already committed)
- Four-star offensive tackle Ben Bredeson
- Four-star offensive guard Michael Onwenu
- Four-star offensive guard Terrance Davis
All of the above names would be solid additions to the Michigan football program. Bredeson is probably the biggest question mark of the bunch in terms of if he ends up a Wolverine or not, but they are still in great shape.
For a prediction on the entire 2016 class, check out the latest edition here.
Vance deciding on Wednesday
Class of 2016 wide receiver/safety Demetric Vance (Detroit, Michigan) is expected to make his college decision on Wednesday.
Vance has Michigan in his top five schools along with MSU, OSU, Penn State and Tennessee. Michigan has a shot here, but I believe the pick will end up being the Spartans.
We shall see what happens, though. He has visited Michigan several times, but he is a local prospect and that trip is not all that hard to make.
Vance is a three-star prospect and the 21st-ranked safety in the 2016 class, per the 247 Composite.
It just would not be a recruiting roundup with a handful of offers the staff has sent out since the last time one of these was posted.
Let's start with 2016:
The Wolverines offered 2016 running back Kiante Enis (Winchester, Indiana) over the weekend, per his Twitter account.
Enis is a three-star prospect and the 61st-ranked running back in the class, per the 247 Composite. He has caught the eye of a lot of programs recently after a strong track season.
Michigan obviously already has two running backs committed for 2016 in Kingston Davis and Matt Falcon, but a third is not out of the question at all. Another player at this position would likely be in the form of a speedier, third-down back as a change of pace from the workhorse guys they have taken so far.
An offer also went out to defensive end Mykelle McDaniel (Loganville, Georgia), he said via his Twitter account.
McDaniel is a three-star prospect and the 26th-ranked strong side defensive end in the 2016 class, per the 247 Composite.
Moving on to the 2017 class, the Wolverines threw themselves into the mix for rising defensive tackle Fred Hansard(Princeton, New Jersey), who has blown up quite a bit lately.
Finally, an offer went out to 2017 quarterback Jack Coan (West Sayville, New York), per Rutgers247.
That'll do it for Wednesday's roundup. Check back in Friday for the latest in Michigan football recruiting.