If there was one position that plagued the Brady Hoke era more than any other, it was the offensive line. While the staff recruited some of the best talent in the country, they were not able to develop them. It is one of the main things that Harbaugh and Drevno will have to do to turn Michigan around, and the latest commitment, OT Nolan Ulizio, will give them the chance to really prove that.
— Nolan Ulizio (@NolanUlizio) January 25, 2015
Ulizio is the lowest ranked recruit on the board for the staff, even though his tape shows much more than a 2* lineman. His size, athleticism and ability to finish gives him the chance to develop into a very productive player at the collegiate level. And if Harbaugh has proven anything in his college coaching career, it\’s having the ability to find hidden gem recruits.
The former UConn commitment\’s recruitment was very quiet. He committed to the Huskies after a visit in mid-December, while holding offers from schools like Cincinnati and Indiana State. However, more schools came forward with offers, including Michigan, Kentucky and Pittsburgh. But the visit to Ann Arbor was all he needed to see to realize the Wolverines were the perfect fit for him.
Notable Offers: UConn, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Pittsburgh
As for the Rest of the Class: Ulizio is the 3rd commitment for Harbaugh and the 9th for the 2015 class. He will be the last offensive lineman in this class that has anywhere between 3-8 spots remaining, depending on transfers and graduates. Expect two corners and a linebacker/defensive lineman to join the class as well as a couple offensive weapons.