The Michigan Wolverines have historically been one of the best college football programs for offensive line play and development, and Jim Harbaugh’s recent teams have been no exception.
The team’s offensive line won the Joe Moore Award in 2021-2022, which recognizes the best such unit in the country.
The 2022 offensive line has been perhaps even more dominant, leading Michigan to the fourth best total among rushing yards leaders in the country at 251.4 yards per game.
Now, the Wolverines are adding another piece to the puzzle in four-star offensive lineman Nathan Efobi.
Efobi, who hails from South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia, was described as a four-star recruit by the website On3.com in breaking the news on its Twitter account.
?BREAKING? 4-star IOL Nathan Efobi has committed to Michigan〽️
— On3 Recruits (@On3Recruits) November 18, 2022
Efobi has been described as “an athletic, versatile player with a ton of upside.”
Efobi is fond of the pancake, or knockdown of the opposing defensive player, as quoted by Michigan Insider reporter Brice Marich.
He cited the presence of Michigan co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Sherrone Moore as a factor in his commitment.
— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) November 18, 2022
Efobi Held Offer From Defending National Champion Georgia Bulldogs
The six-foot-four, 286-pound offensive line prospect received his first offer from the defending National Champion Georgia Bulldogs, who beat Michigan in the College Football Semi-final playoff game on December 31 of last year. On3.com describes him as a “powerful two-way lineman who projects on the offensive interior long-term.”
Efobi was measured as having a 6-foot-9 wingspan prior to his junior season, a number akin to a first-round NBA basketball prospect.
He plays offensive tackle in high school, securing time on both the left and right sides.
Watch Efobi secure a “pancake” at the 3:26 mark of the video below from The Wolverine.
Efobi is described as moving well at the second level and he is reportedly adept at playing with a low pad level in the running game.
The young man is also a top thrower in the shot put for track and field, and is considered young for his class.
He won’t turn 18 until May of next year.
“(He) looks like a nimble, explosive athlete,” On3.com added according to its scouting profile of Efobi.
Michigan’s 2023 recruiting class now has 21 total commitments according to 247Sports.com.