Michigan’s offensive line recruiting has taken off after the hiring of Ed Warinner. After landing six highly touted prospects last cycle, the staff is in good shape with several top targets in 2020 as well.
One of those linemen who the coaches really like is 3-star offensive lineman Josh Priebe. Priebe received his offer from Michigan last month and didn’t waste any time scheduling a trip to Ann Arbor.
Maize n Brew caught up with the in-state Priebe about the most recent visit and how his recruiting process is shaping up.
Priebe described being offered by Michigan as an “incredible feeling” and a “huge honor,” exclaiming he’s “proud to have an offer” from the Maize and Blue.
During his visit, which took place this past weekend, Priebe said he wanted to spend some time with the coaches, which he received.
“I sat down with coach Harbaugh for a while and spent lots of time with coach Warinner,” Priebe said.
The coaches had a very positive message for the 6-foot-5, 265-pounder.
“I mean they are very interested in me, love my size and how well I carry my weight, and want to get me on campus again as soon as possible,” he said.
Asked if the coaches would get their wish, Priebe confirmed he would return soon, but he doesn’t quite have a date yet.
“I’m shooting for sometime in April but nothing is set in stone yet,” he said.
Besides Michigan, Priebe said he has upcoming visits to Purdue, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. The Wolverines have made an impression on him, though, as he called Michigan “one of my favorites, no doubt.”
As for when he thinks he’ll be ready to commit, Priebe revealed “my goal is definitely to do it before high school ball starts.”
Given Priebe’s high school and size, it’s easy to compare him to 2019 signee Karsen Barnhart, who Priebe faced — and demolished — twice on the way to a state championship. Both played in old-school Wing-T systems and have experience blocking downfield.
Priebe is listed as a tackle, despite playing guard for his team last year. He is slightly taller and leaner than Barnhart, though, so he has the potential to move outside. Both could be swingmen along the offensive line.
See for yourself how Priebe performed during the state title run in his junior year highlights below: