One of the Michigan Wolverines’ top offensive line prospects committed elsewhere over the weekend.
2019 4-star offensive lineman Bryce Benhart is heading to Nebraska, picking the Cornhuskers over Michigan, Wisconsin and others.
Nebraska was long considered the favorite to land the talented offensive lineman from Lakeville, Minnesota, so this isn’t too big a surprise.
So where do the Wolverines go from here? Go after the aforementioned Keegan and Ike, and go after them hard.
These are two talented maulers on the offensive line, and either would fit in well with an Ed Warinner-led group. Keegan is listed at 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, while Ike is listed at 6-foot-6 and 300 pounds.
Warinner visited Ike (and also Benhart to try and sway him away from Nebraska) during the bye week, as Sam Dodge pointed out in our Michigan Monday Crootin’. Obviously, there is real interest for Michigan to take at least one more offensive lineman in this class, especially since redshirt freshman James Hudson is transferring.
If I had to guess, Michigan would probably only take one more offensive lineman, and that one guy will be whoever commits first. It appears Warinner and Harbaugh like both guys they are recruiting, so I’m not sure they prefer one over the other.
Ike has not set a timetable for his decision, but Keegan is expected to commit to a program on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Keegan is projected to head to Michigan, with 64 percent of the 11 total 247Sports crystal balls pointing in the Wolverines’ direction. There is just one crystal ball prediction for Ike, with Miami (FL) receiving the prediction.
The Wolverines have a nice haul on the offensive line in the 2019 class, regardless if Ike and/or Keegan join the group, including 4-star offensive guard Nolan Rumler, 4-star offensive tackle Trente Jones, fringe-4-star in-state offensive tackle Karsen Barnhart, 3-star offensive guard Zach Carpenter and 3-star offensive tackle Jack Stewart.