New Michigan Man!: 4* OC Patrick Kugler

Holy BeJeeeeezus! The Michigan commitment train is on fire and starting to fill up with the 13th commitment (already) to the class, 4* O-linemen Patrick Kugler!

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Patrick Kugler, OC

Son of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach, Sean Kugler, Patrick (6\’4\’\’ 280lbs) is one of the best offensive lineman in Pennsylvania and the nation. He is a 5 star recruit and the #1 OG on Scout and wants to play center for the Maize and Blue!

Scouts Take:  

\”Kugler is a technician and he is nasty. He finishes his blocks and always plays to the whistle. He has great feet and gets to the second level as well as anyone. Very dominant at the point of attack. he is equally adept at run blocking and pass protection. He is very cerebral and is rarely in bad position. Very good knee bend and deceptively athletic. Needs to fill out his frame more, but that will come with age and experience.\” – Bob Lichtenfels

More from Bob Lichtenfels via Scout.com:

\”We knew Wexford (Pa.) North Allegheny offensive lineman Patrick Kugler was going to be good. His family lineage would suggest that his father Sean Kugler is the offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers and his brother Robert Kugler is red shirting this season in his true freshman season at Purdue. The younger Kugler is better than we thought, he is dominant. I actually wouldn\’t hestitate to say he is the best lineman in Pennsylvania regardless of class
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 As for the Rest of the Class:

This is the 13th commitment and 5th offensive lineman commit. That was supposed to be the \”number\” they wanted for O-lineman but with so many elite prospects out there, I could still see them bringing in a top OT like Leremy Tunsil or Ethan Pocic, if possible. As for the class as a whole, there was thought to be around 20-22 spots in this class. So, we have 7-9 spots left, which should go to a RB or two, one or two more WR\’s, a couple linebackers, defensive lineman and defensive backs. We\’ll see what happens, but we are well on our way to a top 3 class for 2013!

Rankings:

Scout (4*) – Rivals (4*, #54 recruit) – ESPN (150 Watch) – 247 (4*, 92 rating)