2016 Freshman Scouting Report: Michael Onwenu

To kick off the official start to the 2016 Michigan football fall camp, we’ve broken down each incoming freshmen football signee. That includes their scouting report, 2016 season prediction as well as a quote from one of their positional coaches.

Michael Onwenu, Detroit (MI) Cass Tech

  • Position: Offensive Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6’3, 360 pounds
  • Commitment Date: June 3rd, 2015

Scouting Report: Onewnu was a fixture in the Cass Tech football program on both sides of the ball since he was a freshman. He projects as an offensive guard for Michigan and could be a big timer during his collegiate career. Onwenu’s biggest strength is his speed at the size and strength he’s already at. That athleticism and foot speed mixed with his mass should help him be a fixture on the offensive line for years to come.

True Freshman Projection: Michigan has had some issues on the offensive line in recent years and lacks proven depth. Because of that, as well as Onwenu’s size and athleticism, he just may have a shot to come in and compete for a position with a fantastic camp. However, he’s still a bit raw and may need time in the weight room to get down to the correct playing weight. That should see him receive a redshirt and give him the chance to fight for a starting spot in 2017.

Tim Drevno Quote: “It’s great to have a young man from Cass Tech coming to Michigan. There’s a great heritage and tradition at Cass Tech and Michael continues that legacy at Michigan. As a player, he is a very heavy-handed guy. Mike has great lower body girth and he really looks like a prototypical run blocker; he can really move people off the ball. Michael comes from a great family and is going to have a great career here at Michigan.”

Evan Paputa