Will U-M offer 2016 OT Eichenberg?

Michigan has contacted '16 OT Liam Eichenberg, he talks about his interest in the Wolverines inside and more.

After a positive conversation with U-M defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, sophomore offensive tackle Liam Eichenberg says a possible offer could be on the horizon from the Wolverines.

"(Mattison) said they are probably going to offer me," said Eichenberg, who plays for Cleveland St. Ignatius. "But the head coach (Brady Hoke) and offensive line coach (Darrell Funk) want to come down and do it face to face.

"I would like to visit their campus. I have always looked at their college as one of the best."

And if the Wolverines were to offer?

"It would mean a lot," Eichenberg said. "It would show that they really want me."

At 6-foot-5, 280-pounds, Eicheberg currently holds an offer from Ohio State. While he may be from the Buckeye state, he admits he has no favorite school and is open to all suitors in his recruitment. He is real particular in what he is looking for in his future coaching staff as well.

"I want an offensive line coach that isn't my friend," Eichenberg said. "but that he makes me the best that I can be. I want a head coach that doesn't accept losing."

Other schools showing Eichenberg interest include: Iowa, Notre Dame, Penn State, North Carolina and N.C. State to name a few.

As far as a decision timeline, Eichenberg says he would like to make his final decision after his junior season.

Here is an evaluation of Eichenberg by Ohio Recruiting Analyst Bill Greene from Oct. 24, 2013:

"After seeing Eichenberg prior to the season opener in a scrimmage against Canton McKinley, and then seeing him again last week, it's apparent how much he's improved in every area. He has a great frame to add weight and strength, and his foot quickness was better. As a sophomore he is very raw as an offensive lineman, but he should continue to get better playing in such a great program. It's rare for sophomores to start at St. Ignatius on the offensive line, so the potential is there to be a top 2016 prospect."

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