If the Michigan Wolverines want to once again become a contender for the Big 10 title and perhaps even a National Championship contender, getting better along the lines isn’t a bad place to start.
On Wednesday, they did just, adding a commitment from 4-star offensive tackle Grant Newsome. Newsome announced the decision via twitter and included a note explaining his commitment.
“With that said, I am incredible happy to announce that I have committed to play football at the university of Michigan. I feel that Michigan is the best fit athletically, academically and socially for me, and I am excited to spend the next four of five years of my life in Ann Arbor. I would also like to think Coach Hoke, Coach Funk, Coach Singletary, and the entire Michigan staff, for making me feel like a part of your family. I can’t wait to get onto campus and become a part of team 136.”
“In addition, I would like like to thank all the coach who have recruited me during this process. And I would also like to give a special “thank you” to Coach Franklin and his staff, as well as the fans from Penn State. You all are great people, and I can’t thank you enough for the opportunity and for recruiting me. ”
The 6’6, 290-pound Newsome is from Mclean, Virginia and attends The Lawrenceville School. He is ranked as the country’s 19th-best offensive tackle prospect, the fourth-best overall prospect from the state of New Jersey and the 198th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Newsome also holds offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Tennessee Volunteers and Wisconsin Badgers, among others.