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Michigan Nabs Commitment From High-Upside Prospect

Michigan football hadn't gotten a commitment in a while, but that streak ended today.

It had been more than a month since Michigan landed a commitment, but the Wolverines got back on the board today with the pledge of Cumming (Ga.) South Forsyth interior offensive lineman Nathan Efobi.

The 6-4, 282-pounder picked the Wolverines over Boston College, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Miami, Missouri, NC State, Penn State, Vanderbilt and others. 

Efobi is interesting for several reasons. 

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He's a raw prospect who actually played a lot of defensive line earlier in his prep career and has never really focused entirely on playing the offensive line. He also has a lot of room to physically develop. He's a little south of 300 pounds but could carry a lot more weight on his long frame. 

Finally, depending on where you look, Efobi's ranking changes a lot. Rivals still has him listed as a defensive tackle and considers him a lowly three star. As you can see above, 247Sports sees him the same way but as an interior offensive lineman. On3 has him as the No. 129 overall prospect nationally, which makes him not just a four-star prospect, but a high four-star prospect. It's going to be really interesting to see how he pans out at U-M.

Michigan now has 16 pledges in the 2023 class, which currently sits at No. 21 nationally, which is behind Ohio State (No. 6) and Penn State (No. 14) in the Big Ten. Efobi joins West Bloomfield (Mich.) High's Amir Herring and Washington DC Gonzaga's Evan Link along the offensive line in U-M's recruiting class.