After missing out on some of the top offensive tackle targets over the last couple, the Michigan staff didn’t slip up this time around as 2019 Crystal Lake South (IL) OT Trevor Keegan committed to Michigan just ahead of the Early Signing Period.
Keegan is everything you want in a tackle prospect. He has good athleticism and feet for a player of his size and frame. He shows good strength and hands in both run and pass
This was easily the longest recruitment of the 2019 cycle for Michigan. Keegan received his offer from the staff following a standout performance at Michigan’s Big Man summer camp, an offer he called a “dream”. It was clear that the Wolverines were going to be in this race until the end.
Keegan made a return visit for the BBQ at the Big House in 2017, which led to my Crystal Ball prediction. But it wasn’t an easy call leaving it on Michigan as multiple teams made big moves in his recruitment, including Wisconsin, Ohio State, Penn State and Georgia.
The Bulldogs looked like a real threat through the fall of his senior season but the pull to Michigan was just too strong throughout the cycle. His mom is from Livonia (about 25 minutes away from Ann Arbor), his family is full of Michigan fans, and the Wolverine staff has been on him from the start.
Add in the strong relationship built with Ed Warriner, the offensive line taking a big step forward this season, and the chance to play early, and all signs pointed towards Michigan ahead of his mid-December decision.
Keegan committed to the Wolverines following multiple in-home visits from the staff, adding the top offensive tackle target to an already impressive offensive line haul.
- Height: 6’6”
- Weight: 310lbs
- Hometown (School): Crystal Lake, IL (Crystal Lake South)
- Notable Offers: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Alabama, Wisconsin, Clemson
- Rankings: Rivals (4*, #192 overall) – 247Sports (4*, #104 overall) – ESPN (4*, #167 overall)
- Composite Ranking: Four-star, #143 Overall, #17 OT, #1 in Illinois
As for the Rest of the Class
Keegan is the 24th overall commitment in this class, the 6th offensive lineman, and the first get out of Illinois. Will the staff add another lineman? OT Danielson Ike and OT Dawand Jones are still on the board but with spots tightening up, it’s hard to see Michigan adding a 7th lineman.
With Keegan on board, all eyes will turn to the top names on Michigan’s board in S Daxton Hill, DE Zach Harrison, WR Cornelius Johnson, LB Kalen DeLoach, LB Anthony Solomon, ATH Quavaris Crouch, and WR Jaylen Ellis.
The best bets heading into Early Signing Day look to be Solomon, Johnson, DeLoach, Harrison, and believe it or not, Hill.
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