Michigan Football impresses emerging O-line target during visit

By on May 16, 2022 0

Michigan football recently offered three-star offensive tackle Logan Howland and the emerging O-line target was impressed during his recent visit.

It’s clear that Michigan football needs to start building momentum in the recruiting class of 2023. Still, there are signs that slowly but surely it’s starting to happen.

The official visitation list for June is starting to fill up and a number of prime targets will be on campus next month. Whether Michigan football can make any real headway in those recruiting is another matter, but the Wolverines are laying the groundwork for a strong summer.

While the Wolverines don’t have the NIL advantage on their side like some other programs do, Michigan football is really good at gauging talent.

It has been for years and it was evident the last cycle with guys like Colston Loveland, Mason Graham, Zeke Berry, Damani Dent and others.

The Wolverines are also very good at developing NFL talent. The proof is in the pudding in terms of NFL draft picks. Michigan has been particularly good at developing offensive linemen and that had to be a selling point for this weekend’s visitor. Logan Howland.

An emerging target for Michigan football

Howland is a three-star New Jersey offensive tackle listed at 6-foot-6, 280 pounds. He is not ranked on the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, but On3.com considers him a three-star rookie and New Jersey’s ninth player, as well as the 54th offensive tackle nationally.

It seems more in line with his abilities and Howland is a classic candidate to move up the rankings. Much like Ryan Hayes, a guy who is currently projected as a first-round pick at left tackle, Howland is a former tight end and he has elite size.

He continues to grow in body and while his rankings don’t reflect that yet, he’s a growing commodity on the recruiting track and has official visits to Iowa, Miami, Oklahoma and Vanderbilt.

This weekend, Howland made an unofficial visit to Ann Arbor to see Michigan’s football program and it looks like the Wolverines are a strong bet to get his last official visit.

Howland said he thought he would be a perfect fit for Michigan and he would be. He also wouldn’t have to look any further than Hayes to see what the staff can do in terms of development.

There are no crystal ball projections and the On3.com prediction machine has yet to read this recruitment, but Howland is a classic late riser and Michigan football guy will be in a strong position to land if he gets that official visit, which seems likely.