Michigan added to its already impressive offensive line haul with the addition of 2021 three-star tackle Tristan Bounds on Monday.
Bounds fills the role of a true tackle for Michigan, standing at 6-foot-7.5 and 285 pounds. While Bounds plays for Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, he is originally from Virginia.
Besides Michigan, Bounds was considering local schools Virginia and Virginia Tech heavily, but Notre Dame may have been the biggest threat. The Irish made his top list almost immediately after offering and were making a strong push, but the long-standing connection with Ed Warinner, who has been recruiting Bounds for a long time, eventually won out.
Despite not being able to meet any of the staff or players, Bounds and his father decided to take a trip out to Ann Arbor last month to get a feel for the campus and facilities. A few weeks after, a run of crystal balls came in for Michigan.
Bounds is ranked as the No. 662 player in the country overall and the No. 56 tackle. He is the fourth offensive linemen in the class, joining four-stars Giovanni El-Hadi, Raheem Anderson and Greg Crippen.
Michigan is likely done at tackle, unless a five-star like Nolan Rucci or JC Latham wants in. On the interior, Michigan would take both four-stars Rocco Spindler and Drew Kendall if they both wanted to join, but would probably be fine with just taking one if they missed out on either.