With spread offenses more and more prevalent, the tight end position has started to fade in significance. That, however, has never been Jim Harbaugh’s approach to offense. He’s looking to add as many tight ends as possible for his smash-mouth style.
One prospect that fits that mold is New Orleans (La.) Brother Martin tight end Peyton Aucoin. After a quick phone call with offensive coordinator Tim Drevno, the Bayou State star added another offer to his list.
“I was in class and got a message on Twitter from Coach,” Aucoin told Michigan Insider. “He asked me to follow him and I did. Later, I talked to Coach Drevno and we were on the phone and he told me about Michigan and asked if I was interested. I told him that I definitely was interested and then he told me that they have a scholarship for me.”
“I was definitely very happy because Michigan is a great football program and rich history. They have a pro-style offense, which is what I fit really well into. I don’t know too much about them, but Coach really explained how great the school is and the great environment.”
With his interest in Michigan now sufficiently piqued the 6-5, 251-pounder is anxious to learn more about the Maize & Blue.
“I am going to definitely try and get up there,” said Aucoin. “It is definitely a school I want to go visit and check out because it is just a great great school. It is one offer that I’m very excited about because it is a big time program and it is definitely a place I could see myself ending up at.”
Aucoin sits as the No. 53 ranked tight end in the nation and a three-star recruit by Scout.com. He currently holds offers from North Carolina State, Texas, Vanderbilt, Arizona State among others. Despite his burgeoning recruitment the talented youngster improve his game.
“I am a true inline tight end, so I don’t do much of the flex parts,” said Aucoin. “Being inline is definitely where I play the best. I’m a strong blocker, but I can also get out in the passing game. I’m definitely still working on my speed and slim down a little to take off some body fat. Lastly, just really improve my athleticism.”
Aucoin currently has no favorites or any upcoming visits, but plans to finalize his agenda for this summer once school lets out.