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2020 4-star OL Andrew Gentry discusses Michigan visit, 2-year Mormon mission trip

The top 50 recruit is highly considering U-M.

Courtesy — Andrew Gentry

2020 4-star offensive lineman Andrew Gentry has scholarship offers to play football for the best programs in America. As the No. 6 offensive tackle in the country and No. 47 overall player, according to 247Sports’ composite, it’s no wonder teams are in hot pursuit of the 6-foot-8, 310-pounder from Littleton, Colorado.

Gentry has already taken official visits to Notre Dame (April 5) and Virginia (April 26). Gentry had previously mentioned his other official visit plans as well — Alabama, BYU and Michigan.

The Wolverines are getting Gentry’s official visit during the weekend of June 21 — which is set to be a big official visit weekend — but they also got him on campus last weekend for the first time for an unofficial visit.

“It was a great visit,” Gentry told Maize n Brew. “I spent time with the coaching staff, saw the football facilities, discussed the academic program, saw the campus as well. We got a lot done in one day. Coach Harbaugh wasn’t there but most of the other coaches were, including coach Warinner.”

With it being summer vacation, it was a bit difficult for him to envision campus full of students, but he admitted he still enjoyed Ann Arbor as a town and the campus in general.

“For being there on a Saturday when school is out, it’s tough to tell (what Michigan is like as a school),” Gentry said. “But the town and campus seem great. Environment overall was good.”

A big factor for schools recruiting Gentry is the fact he will be going on a two-year mission trip with his Mormon church — the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“(The church) can send you anywhere in the world. My brother served his two-year mission in Hungary. I have friends that have gone all over the world, including the U.S.,” Gentry said. “I will turn in all of my mission papers for application in less than a year and they will assign me to where I should go.”

The most recent high-ranked player to do this is 2017 4-star quarterback Tanner McKee, who committed to Stanford during his recruiting cycle. He will be on Stanford’s campus as a student-athlete for the first time this fall, making McKee, essentially, a part of Stanford’s 2019 class.

With Gentry following a similar path, he will essentially be a member of the 2022 class, as he said he will “most likely” be leaving for his mission trip after his senior year.

Gentry is hoping to finalize his collegiate decision by the end of June, which won’t be long after his official visit to Michigan. This could either be a good or bad thing for the Wolverines — but either way, they will have one final chance to convince him to play in Ann Arbor after his mission trip.