Michigan landed a player from Buckeyes country who was expected to play for the Spartans Wednesday afternoon.
Joel Honigford, a 3-star offensive tackle from Sugarcreek, Ohio, has committed to play for the Wolverines. Honigford revealed his decision on Twitter.
For with God nothing shall be impossible. – Luke 1:37?? pic.twitter.com/uU4xaugrrY
— Joel Honigford (@jhonig44) June 29, 2016
Honigford is rated as the No. 48 offensive tackle nationally in the Class of 2017 and the No. 21 prospect in the state of Ohio. He had 29 scholarship offers, including notable ones from, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern and Rutgers. Hometown school Ohio State did not extend Honigford an offer.
This move actually came as a surprise to Michgain’s staff, a source tells Land of 10. The Spartans were expected to be the favorites to land the offensive tackle, but Honigford said Michigan was the better fit.
“Everything about Michigan fit me,” Honigford told Landof10.com. “It was one of those schools where you step on campus and it feels right.”
This latest commitment gives Michigan 17 hard commits in its 2017 class, which currently ranks fifth nationally and second in the Big Ten. Honigford joins fellow 3-star prospects JaRaymond Hall and Andrew Stueber as the third offensive tackle in Michigan’s class. He is also Michigan’s first 2017 commitment from Ohio.