We have talked ad nauseam about the solid recruiting work offensive line coach Ed Warinner has put in for the Michigan Wolverines since joining the staff last year, and he is already identifying talent well past the 2020 class.
One of the guys that will likely be one of the Wolverines’ top targets moving forward is 2021 3-star offensive lineman Noah Josey. The 6-foot-5, 280-pounder from Brentwood, Tennessee was on campus last weekend for the BBQ at the Big House, and he described his enjoyable first time in Ann Arbor.
“It was great. I really enjoyed being able to come up and see Michigan for the first time,” Josey told Maize n Brew. “I got to see the facilities, the Big House, and was able to spend some good time with the coaching staff.”
Most of Josey’s time was spent talking with Warinner and his staff, which is obviously good given this was Josey’s first time on campus.
“Coach Warinner was really great. It was easy to tell the knowledge he and his staff had was extensive,” he said.
When asked about his thoughts on Michigan, Josey was quick to mention the academic side of the school, calling it “great.” He also included the “top of the line coaches who know a lot about how to play the game right,” as well as the facilities being “some of the best in the nation as well.”
Josey admits he does not have a list of top schools set in stone, but he does hold other offers from some of college football’s elite programs — Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, LSU, Penn State, Purdue, Virginia Tech and more.
He also admitted while he doesn’t know exactly when it will happen, he would like to commit to his future school before his senior season.
With Josey holding elite offers and already taking a fair amount of visits, odds are he will not be a 3-star talent for much longer. He is certainly a candidate to move up the rankings, as he is currently only No. 334 nationally, according to 247Sports’ composite.
Check out Josey’s sophomore season highlights below.