In the current state of the recruiting world and how much coverage recruits get so early on, it’s never too early to be talking about and recruiting a 2019 prospect.
Well, back in December Michigan offered a elite 2019 offensive prospect in Akron, OH (Archbishop Hoban) OT Nolan Rumler. As a freshman in high school, Rumler is 6-foot-4, 290-pounds and is expected to be one of the best offensive linemen in the country by the time the 2019 class is in full force. Rumler, a starter since the first game, has excellent size and foot speed and combines that with his passion to play the game. He has helped his team win a Division-III High School state championship in just his first year.
Ann Arbor was flooded with top talent last weekend, as Michigan played host to top recruits for its annual spring game. Rumler and two of his family members made the trip to Ann Arbor. With Rumler already favoring Michigan, you can count on Rumler to give Michigan a good review after his visit.
“It was an awesome place,” Rumler said about his Michigan visit. “I liked how Michigan had a family environment feel during my visit. I saw a competitive game and at the same time the players were having fun. Michigan as a program is awesome. It has great people and is more than just football, which is something I like to see.”
The Michigan coaching staff is the only power five program to offer Rumler and are getting in on his recruitment early and often. Michigan’s offensive line coach Tim Drevno and Jim Harbaugh were with Rumler often during his visit and made him feel like a priority.
“Coach Drevno and Coach Harbaugh were both with me during my visit a lot,” Rumler commented about his visit. “Coach Drevno is a very cool dude and has a lot of NFL experience developing offensive linemen; he knows how to get offensive linemen to the NFL. As for Coach Harbaugh, he was super cool when I talked to him. He is just a really funny dude, everything he does is just funny. We just sat down and talked about how Michigan is a good place to be, they liked what they saw on my film, and they want me to just enjoy the recruiting process. They think I can be really good, but that is also if I keep working hard.”
Rumler’s grandfather, Richard Rumler, and father, Todd Rumler both went with their son to Michigan. Richard and Todd have connections to the University of Michigan because they both graduated from Michigan. Nolan said his father and grandpa enjoyed their time at Ann Arbor.
“They are both from Michigan, so they like the school and could see me playing there in a few years. But they don’t want me to commit any time soon; I don’t want to either. They thought it was an amazing place and they really liked the facilities.”
Rumler has been a longtime Michigan fan and The Wolverines have been his leader even before they offered. However, The Wolverines have stretched their lead in-front of other programs by far. The tradition, facilities, and the coaching staff made Michigan his leader.
“Michigan was my leader even before they offered me. I have always been a fan because that is where I am from, but that was as a fan. As a recruit, I love how they are not all about football. They are really into creating a good person and academics first, which is what I love to see in a program. Their football program is awesome and they are the most winningest program there is.”
It was such a positive experience that the talented youngster said this may not be last time he makes his way to Ann Arbor. He plans to visit Michigan in the fall for a few games to check out the team.
“I watch Michigan a lot when they our on TV and I have seen how special the games are in The Big House. However, I plan on going back to Michigan in the fall for a few games.”