Offensive line recruiting is really starting to heat up for Michigan in the 2021 class, but Ed Warinner and company are already looking ahead to 2022.
One offensive line recruit in that class who just landed an offer from Michigan is Oklahoma native Jacob Sexton. The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder does not have a composite score yet, but 247Sports ranks him as the No. 161 overall recruit and the No. 17 offensive tackle in his class.
He received offers on Tuesday alone from U-M, Notre Dame and Penn State. Along with those schools, he also has offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Alabama, Texas, Nebraska, TCU, Texas A&M and more.
Sexton told Maize n Brew he spoke with tight ends coach Sherrone Moore on Tuesday, and Moore then gave Warinner’s phone number to Sexton and asked him to call him. Sexton then gave Warinner a call and landed the offer.
“(Warinner) seemed like a really great dude and it was great to talk with him,” Sexton said.
That was his first line of communication with any coaches from Michigan, and it’s a line of communication he hopes continues.
“It was really awesome to get to talk to both of the coaches, and then even cooler to receive the offer,” Sexton said. “I definitely plan on keeping in touch with them and I would say that they definitely are a good school.”
He has not had the opportunity to check out Michigan in person yet, but he said he thinks “it would be cool to go there and see the place.” Schools he has visited so far include Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Georgia Tech and Kansas.
With so many offers, Sexton admits he doesn’t have any favorites and simply focus on the schools who have offered him a scholarship so far. But what is it he is exactly looking for in his future school?
“A place that is not only good at football but great academically,” he said.
Given Michigan’s success recruiting offensive linemen since Warinner has been in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines should have a shot here — especially if they have Moore tag team with Warinner on this recruitment. Moore once pulled a guy by the name of Daxton Hill from the state of Oklahoma, so perhaps he can help do the same with Sexton.
Check out Sexton’s sophomore season highlights below, where it looks like he plays every position along the line except for center.