The Michigan Wolverines had some fireworks go off on the recruiting trail for them on the Fourth of July, as 2022 three-star tight end Colston Loveland committed to the program.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder from Gooding, Idaho was offered by Jay Harbaugh back in April. Just one month later, Michigan was included on his top seven list, along with Alabama, Boise State, Colorado, Oregon State, Arizona and Arizona State. He also recently picked up offers from LSU and Auburn, so the Wolverines beat some great programs for his services.
Loveland officially visited Michigan the final weekend in June, and crystal balls came flowing in for Michigan not long after the visit.
Loveland is the No. 30 tight end and No. 588 overall player on the composite, but 247Sports has him ranked higher on their personal rankings as a four-star and the No. 13 overall tight end. Brandon Huffman at 247Sports compares Loveland to former Stanford Cardinal and current Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper:
Loveland is a former receiver who has bulked up and is now a traditional tight end, able to stay in-line and block, or split out wide and match up against linebackers or DBs. He’s a natural pass-catcher, with soft hands, good, crisp routes, and ball skills to go and high-point it. Can make people miss in the open field and routinely gets yards after the catch. Also plays defensive end, with good pass rushing ability, leverage and technique. Loveland is also a high-level basketball player and boasts a 79-inch wing-span.
Loveland is the second tight end to commit to Michigan’s 2022 class, joining three-star Marlin Klein. The Wolverines now have 13 commits and have the No. 12 overall ranked class.
Check out some of Loveland’s junior season highlights below.