The Michigan football team earned a commitment from a top offensive lineman on Friday.
Crystal Lake (Ill.) offensive tackle Trevor Keegan picked the Wolverines during an announcement ceremony at his school.
Keegan, who is 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, is ranked as a 4-star prospect, the No. 163 overall recruit in the nation and the No. 1 prospect in Illinois, according to the 247Sports Composite.
He picked the Wolverines over Georgia and Penn State, and also held offers from Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State, among others.
Keegan has been a top target for Michigan’s staff dating back nearly two years. He earned an offer from the Wolverines after attending the team’s Big Man Camp in the summer of 2017.
Keegan has local ties, as his mother grew up in Livonia, and was the subject of a heated recruiting battle between Big Ten and SEC schools.
All three of his finalists made in-home visits during the contact period. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive line coach Ed Warinner saw Keegan on Nov. 29.
The Wolverines now have 24 commitments in the 2019 recruiting class. Keegan is the second highest-rated offensive lineman in U-M’s class and the sixth overall, joining Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban offensive guard Nolan Rumler, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson offensive tackle Trente Jones, Paw Paw (Mich.) offensive guard Karsen Barnhart, Cincinnati (Ohio) Archbishop Moeller offensive guard Zach Carpenter and New Canaan (Conn.) offensive tackle Jack Stewart.
The Wolverines are awaiting several more decisions, including that of Lewis Center (Ohio) Olentangy Orange 5-star defensive end Zach Harrison and Greenwich (Conn.) Brunswick School 4-star receiver Cornelius Johnson, who will both announce this upcoming Wednesday.
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