Michigan, Michigan State make final group for Ohio offensive lineman Joel Honigford
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— Joel Honigford (@jhonig44) June 27, 2016
The decision to add the two Big Ten powers was an easy one for Honigford, who holds 29 scholarship offers. A classic Michigan and Michigan State battle might be brewing for one of Ohio’s top prospects.
“Both Michigan and Michigan State have great people in their program and are both headed to the top,” Honigford told Landof10. “I love the offensive line coaches at both schools.”
Auburn and Oregon also made the cut for the 6-foot-6, 278-pound offensive tackle out of Sugar Creek High School in Northeast Ohio. The Ducks are the most recent offer for Ohio’s 21st-ranked 2017 player, extending a scholarship just over a week ago during his first visit to Eugene. His primary recruiter at Oregon is former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke.
The country’s 49th-ranked offensive tackle is narrowing down his list for a reason: He’s expected to make a decision in the next few weeks.
“There’s no specific date,” Honigford said of a commitment. “Just soon.”
Michigan State has 100 percent of the current predictions on the 247Sports.com “crystal ball.”