'14 OH OL Callahan grew up watching Jake Long

GBW recently caught up with Olentangy Liberty (OH) High School offensive lineman Luke Callahan to talk about his recent visit to Michigan, other visits this fall and communication between he and the Wolverines.

After being restricted from personally talking with any college coaches throughout his sophomore year, Olentangy Liberty (OH) High school junior Luke Callahan is now yielding calls and interest from all around the Big Ten.

Recently, Michigan is one of the schools that has made inquiries about Callahan and his services.

"I think it was just recently that they – like, they've been sending, like, small letters here and there, and then just recently, about a week ago, they actually invited me up here, and that was the first time I actually talked to anybody from here," Callahan told GoBlueWolverine.

"I think they gave a phone call to my coach, and my coach gave them some general information about me," added Callahan.

The Wolverines moved very quickly with Callahan, inviting him to Ann Arbor for their homecoming game against Illinois and hosting the young man on an unofficial visit.

"The coaches said they were very interested," said Callahan about game day. "They like my game, they like my pass game, how my pass protection is, and so they seem to like that, and they also seemed to notice how aggressive I was."

"Right now I'm playing offensive tackle, but I can also play defensive end, and they're looking for me right now as an offensive guard, they said," added Callahan.

Although the Wolverines like Callahan at the guard position, the 6'4, 265 pound Ohio native grew up idolizing a Michigan player of the past that had a similar knack for aggressive play.

"Actually, probably one of my favorite offensive linemen of all time in college was Jake Long, who was an offensive tackle for Michigan," said Callahan. "He was kind of one of my inspirations."

Currently Callahan is also fielding interest from fellow Big Ten schools Illinois, Ohio State, Indiana and newly converted Big 12 program, West Virginia.

Thus far Callahan has also visited the Buckeyes and Mountaineers.

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