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Wolverines beat Georgia, PSU for top OL target

Crystal Lake (IL) 2019 four-star offensive lineman Trevor Keegan committed to Michigan over Georgia and Penn State on Friday evening, giving the Wolverines a very likely final sixth piece to what’s one of the best offensive line classes the program has ever signed. 

Keegan committed to the Wolverines during a ceremony at his Crystal Lake HS on Friday night after weeks of deliberation between the three programs. Michigan, led by tight ends coach Sherrone Moore and offensive line coach Ed Warinner, were the longtime 247Sports Crystal Ball leader for Keegan’s services and were able to hold off the Bulldogs and Nittany Lions for his verbal commitment. 

247Sports likes Keegan’s potential under Warinner and the Wolverines. Midwest analyst Allen Trieu says the four-star has all the tools to succeed at the next level. 

“A big, thick prospect in both his upper and lower body,” Trieu’s scouting report on Keegan says. “Has a college-ready frame in that he has good weight and bulk to compete at the Power 5 level. In pass protection, he has a good kick step and initial quickness. He is a naturally strong player but can still work on his punch and hand quickness. That strength carries over to the run game where he is an excellent drive blocker and does a good job finishing. Is athletic enough to make blocks in space and get to the second level. Solid bender. Frequently played against defenders smaller than him in high school and was able to get leverage. Can still get more flexible and explosive. Projection is most likely as a right tackle, although he has the size and run blocking skills to slide inside if needed. At either spot, his size and strength should allow him to push for time early in his career and eventually be a Power 5 starter. Should be a mid- to late-round draft pick.”

He took his official visit to Michigan in October. He would return in November for a visit that went under the radar as well. He would maintain throughout his recruitment that the official visits were important and the Wolverines appeared to knock theirs out of the park at the time. Keegan also has family who are avid Michigan fans and live in the area.

“I’ve always felt highly of Michigan,” he told our Brice Marich coming out of the official. “Obviously, it means a lot to my family and actually my grandparents came to the game too. They had a great time. It means a lot. It means a lot to me. The officials are so important to me because the official visits are really what I’m going to base my decision off of. I was really unsure about it, but hopefully I’ll start getting an idea once my officials are over.”

The commitment of Keegan gives the Wolverines 24 commitments for the 2019 class. It also bumps them up from eleventh to eighth in the 2019 247Sports Composite team rankings, tops in the Big Ten.

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