Michigan hosted a lot of prospects over the weekend. They hosted recruits like 2017 TE Trey Pugh, 2018 LB Antwuan Jackson, DE/TE Leonard Taylor and more. However, there was no bigger recruit on campus for Michigan than 2017 Port Washington, WI (Port Washington) OT Tyler Beach.
Beach is one of Michigan’s top targets for the offensive line in the 2017 class. The Wolverines have been recruiting Beach very hard over the last few weeks. So, he returned the favor and took a visit to Michigan this weekend.
“I thought the visit was amazing,” Beach said. “It went really well. It’s a beautiful campus and the people there are so supportive of Michigan football and are really nice people. Everyone I saw or spend time with in Ann Arbor had Maize and Blue on. I learned about the academic prestige of the school and the amazing alumni base they have.”
Beach got to see a lot on his visit to Michigan. He went and toured the Ross School of Business, got to see the facilities and campus. However, nothing stood out more than watching Michigan’s practice and watching Tim Drevno coach the offensive line.
“The practice was really fun to watch,” Beach stated. “It was up-tempo and nobody was standing around. The offensive line looks good they have small numbers, but they are a really solid group. I also really enjoyed watching Coach Drevno coach the offensive line. He coaches by trial and error, giving the players a chance to try each thing and then slowly helping them understand it.”
Like I mentioned before, Beach is a top target for Michigan in the 2017 class. He has the athletic ability, length, size and speed to be a very good offensive lineman at the next level. Well, Jim Harbaugh has taken notice to that and had a rare one-on-one conversation with Beach during his visit.
“I talked to him during practice and after. We just talked about how I was doing and how my family was doing. He was impressed with how I looked. He’s a hilarious guy and so positive. He’s just a good dude and a really good coach.”
Michigan really put the full-court press on Beach during his visit. Michigan appears to be near the top for Beach, but he still has more visits to take in the near future. He would not budge on a leader; Beach is going to give all the schools that offered him a chance.
“No, I don’t have a leader at the moment. Michigan is near the top after my visit, I could see myself in a Maize and Blue jersey, but I still have other schools to visit. I still have to visit Northwestern on April 8th, Notre Dame on March 19th and Michigan State on April 16th. After the visits, I will go from there.”
The Michigan coaching staff made it clear that they wanted Beach back on campus in the near future. That date will likely be the Michigan spring game on April 1st. He is not sure if he will be able to make it or get up there for the spring game. However, he left it as a “possibility.”
“As of right now, I would love to visit Michigan again in the near future. But, I am not sure if I can make the spring game, maybe but I don’t really have a answer right now.”
– Shane Kinnee (Senior Editor)