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Michigan’s 2019 class adds OL Karsen Barnhart

Barnhart commits to Michigan over Michigan State.

Air Force v Michigan

One of the position units Michigan desperately needs to develop is the offensive line. The Wolverines picked up another piece of their 2019 recruiting class today and the first player out of Michigan with the commitment of offensive lineman Karsen Barnhart.

The 6-foot-4, 280 pound offensive tackle from Paw Paw (MI) was likely staying in the mitten with 100 percent of his crystal ball predictions with 247Sports were for either the Wolverines or Spartans, but Michigan was the heavy favorite. He had offers from Arizona State, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Minnesota, among several others.

Barnhart is the eighth rated player in the state of Michigan for the 2019 recruiting cycle, according to 247Sports. The Wolverines are now currently at seventh overall in the 2019 team recruiting rankings and the top-rated class in the Big Ten. (247Sports). Barnhart is the 10th player to commit to the Wolverines’ 2019 class.

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