Jim Harbaugh’s satellite tour has once again paid dividends on the recruiting trail. Darien (CT) 2017 offensive lineman Andrew Stueber has committed to Michigan.
— Andrew Stueber (@AndrewStueber99) June 25, 2016
A 6-foot-6, 285 pound tackle, Stueber chose the Wolverines just one week after receiving an offer from the Maize and Blue. He worked out for Michigan twice, once in Connecticut (June 5) and his offer-sealing camp last weekend in Ann Arbor. It was that appearance that solidified his standing with Michigan assistant coach Tim Drevno, according to MGoFish.com’s Evan Paputa.
“Coach Drevno pulled me to the side after camp and told me they were offering me which is incredible,” Stueber told Paputa.
Stueber picked Michigan today over 16 other scholarship offers, including Penn State, Tennessee, Rutgers, Maryland, Boston College, Duke and others. He camped at Notre Dame two days after his most recent visit to Michigan.
A 3-star prospect according to the 247Sports.com composite recruiting rankings, Stueber has worked hard to turn himself into a big-time Division One prospect.
He told Sean Fitz from 247Sports that he’s lost almost 40 pounds in the last year to change his body with the hopes of bigger opportunities.
“After the season I knew I kind of wanted to lose some weight and work on my agility and my speed,” he told 247Sports.com “So I went into basketball season and that kind of slimmed me down.”
Stueber is Michigan’s 16th commitment for 2017, and the second offensive lineman in the class, joining Oak Park (MI) 4-star JaRaymond Hall. The second player from Connecticut to verbal to Michigan (Ben Mason, Newtown), defensive coordinator Don Brown, who first visited Stueber in April, has been the primary recruiter, taking advantage of his Northeastern roots.
The Wolverines currently have the country’s fourth-best recruiting class for 2017, trailing only Urban Meyer and Ohio State in the Big Ten.