Michigan received its 19th commitment of the 2016 football recruiting cycle in the form of offensive tackle Devery Hamilton (Baltimore, Maryland) on Wednesday afternoon, adding to the already impressive haul of players up front on the offensive side of the ball.
Hamilton, 6-foot-6, 290 pounds, is a four-star prospect and the 23rd-ranked offensive tackle in the class, according to the 247 Composite.
He is an athletic tackle prospect and does a really nice job of moving laterally in all facets of run and pass blocking. Hamilton is quick off of the snap of the ball and is able to gain leverage on blockers and lower his pad level regardless of his big frame.
The thing that sticks out most about Hamilton is his footwork. He is much farther along in that aspect of his game than a lot of other tackle prospects I have seen in this class. That, coupled with increased size and strength once he gets on campus could make him a candidate for early playing time. He has the look of a guy who could play just about anywhere he gets slotted on the offensive line.
Michigan now has two possible left tackles of the future in this class with Hamilton and Ben Bredeson. One or both should be able to pan out and be a huge difference maker on the line for the Wolverines.