Michigan 2016 OG commit Michael Onwenu talks Army Bowl experience and more.

Michigan 2016 OG commit Michael Onwenu talks Army Bowl experience and more.


SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Detroit Cass Tech has a long history of sending its players to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Now you can add four-star offensive lineman Michael Onwenu to that list, who helped guide the West to a 37-9 win against the East Saturday at the Alamo dome.

“It’s new, but it wasn’t really a challenge for me,” Onwenu said of his Army game experience. “I ran the same plays in high school.  It was a little different, that was probably the only hard part about it, just remembering the plays and stuff.  But I did really good, didn’t make no mistakes or anything.”

Onwenu, who has been committed to Michigan since June, also had a chance to matchup with future Wolverine, defensive tackle Jordan Elliott, throughout the week in practice.

“It went really good,” Onwenu said of his matchup with Elliott. “He’s a pretty good lineman.  He has a good motor and quick first step. It was a good matchup.”

Now with his high school career over, Onwenu says his next step is to get ready for his next career at Michigan.

“I’m really excited,” Onwenu said. “Especially after the bowl game and everything.  They had a great year …  It was nice.  I watched the whole game from the beginning to the end.  It was great.”

However, even with U-M trying to fill out its remaining slots in its 2016 class, Onwenu admits he keeps a lower profile in Michigan’s recruitment efforts.  

“I really don’t say too much about it.  It’s been good just getting to know these guys.” Eugene Hankerson and Sam Webb contributed to this story    


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