New Michigan Man: 2016 OT Erik Swenson

There aren\’t many things that can cheer up the Michigan fan base during, possibly, the worst month in program history. However, one of those things is a big time commitment. And that is what they received when 2016 OT Erik Swenson committed to the Wolverines.

At 6\’7\’\’ 290lbs, this high school sophomore is one of the best players in the 2016 class and the first commitment to Team 137. Swenson is a monster offensive tackle that has great feet and agility to go along with strength that allows him to be dominant in both pass and run blocking.
Many people question commitments from really young recruits, but in the case of Swenson, he is already a physical specimen and has been a Michigan fan for a long time. So the argument against not knowing how the player will mature and if they made too quick of a decision goes out the window.
Height: 6\’7\’\’
Weight: 290lbs
Scout (4*) – Rivals (TBD) – ESPN (TBD) – 247 (TBD) – Max Preps (Top 50)
O$U, Notre Dame, Illinois, Oregon, Virginia Tech, Northwestern
As for the Rest of the Class
With his early commitment, he now becomes the leader of the recruiting class, like Shane Morris and Michael Ferns have been the past two classes. Being the first commitment makes it important for him to get a good relationship with top targets like Isaac Nauta, Scott Bracey, Thiyo Lukusa, Tommy Roush, Rashan Gary and Brendan Ferns.