The slate of visitors was pretty epic last weekend for both Michigan football and basketball programs — as discussed in depth on this week’s Future Brew podcast. There were four- and five-stars galore, but one of the less-glamorous prospects could end up being one of the football program’s biggest in-state targets in the 2021 class.
Three-star Livonia offensive lineman Caleb Tiernan, who plays his high school ball at Detroit Country Day, was at the Big House for the first time ever last weekend for Michigan’s game against Army. And he couldn’t have picked a more close game to attend.
“The Michigan visit when very well, I love the atmosphere of the school and the team it was cool getting to talk with to coach Hendershot again and getting to go on the field pregame,” Tiernan told Maize n Brew. “That was my first time ever going to a Michigan game so it was cool to be able to be on the field at the start and also to be able to watch a close game.”
Tiernan reiterated how cool it was to watch a game at the Big House from the field.
“Being on the field and being next to the players and in front of the crowd was really cool knowing that, eventually, I could be in that same place and actually be getting ready for a game.”
Other schools Tiernan hopes to visit later this season include Purdue, Notre Dame, Louisville, Kentucky and Boston College. He also said he plans on attending more Michigan games later this year, but doesn’t know which ones specifically.
The 6-foot-7, 265-pounder has a similar frame to 2020 Michigan commit Jeffrey Persi, who is also right at 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds. The only difference is they are one year a part, so Tiernan’s ceiling remains very high despite the initial lower ranking.
Tiernan does not have a composite ranking at this point, but he is the No. 16 prospect in Michigan, No. 48 offensive tackle and No. 462 overall player in 2021, as ranked by 247Sports. Watch highlights from his sophomore year below.