Michigan Football landed its 16th engagement in the 2023 recruiting class with the addition of Nathan Efobi, and here’s our breakdown.
They have a lot of credit to give to Michigan Football Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Sherrone Moore. He’s taken on more responsibility this season as he’s co-offensive coordinator with Matt Weiss, but his recruiting has also remained at a top-notch level.
And Michigan Football added another commitment for the Class of 2023 on Friday when three-star offensive lineman Nathan Efobi, a 6-foot-4, 282-pounder from Georgia, conceded to the Wolverines.
Efobi announced his signing Friday, and it’s a recruitment that has given Michigan football a late boost. Georgia Tech, Miami and Penn State were among the other competitive teams, but the Wolverines were victorious.
Breaking down Nathan Efobi’s engagement
It’s the third offensive lineman engagement of the Class of 2023, and according to what Efobi’s high school coach EJ Holland of The Wolverine said, Efobi is a guy that Michigan football believes has both guard spots and right can play tackle.
If you look at the On3 consensus rankings, Efobi is ranked 578th overall. However, according to On3’s own rankings, Efobi is #10 in internal offense and 129th overall. He is also in the top 500 of the 247 composite sports rankings.
The Wolverines have seven four-star commitments in the 2023 class of 16 commitments. That’s where you want your blue-chip ratio to be now, but I’m confident Michigan football will be on the positive side of 50 percent before this cycle is over.
Efobi is another signing that has a chance to top his rank as well. On3 clearly sees something in the child. 247 Sports ranks him 97th for interior outfitters compared to 10th for On3, so there’s definitely some disagreement.
But as I’ve said time and time again, one of Michigan football’s greatest strengths on the recruiting path is its ability to gauge talent.
So I trust Michigan’s ratings over those of recruitment services. That doesn’t mean Scouts are always wrong, but they’re not always right, and the Wolverines have been a lot more right when it comes to recruitment lately.
Moore is an elite recruiter and he’s also elite at developing talent, so why wouldn’t Efobi or any offensive lineman want to come to Michigan?
The Wolverines love to pass the damn ball and three of Michigan’s top eight recruits are now offensive linemen in 2023, but more commitments are coming, especially with a big recruit on tap in Ann Arbor this weekend.