Wisconsin has produced many talented offensive linemen over the years. Michigan has already went in and landed their top player in 2016 with Hartland (Wisc.) Arrowhead senior offensive guard Ben Bredeson, but now have their sights on another big physical lineman in Port Washington (Wisc.) junior offensive lineman Tyler Beach, who offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tim Drevno recently offered.
“The offensive line coach came by the school on Thursday and talked to my coach," Beach told The Michigan Insider. "Then my coach told me to call him after he left and then offered me over the phone. I was extremely excited when I found out. I’m extremely thankful and honored.”
“I love how great their academic prestige is. They have both the majors I’m interested in with business and engineering and they've been a football powerhouse for so long. I plan on visiting them when they have spring practice.”
The rising 6-6, 270-pound Beach holds offers from Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Buffalo and now Michigan, which has vaulted them into his top list.
“They are definitely in my top list,” said Beach. “I would have my list as Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Purdue and Michigan in no particular order. I was not expecting this offer.”
While Beach knows of the high academic prestige and rich football history at Michigan, he’s also very fond of head coach Jim Harbaugh, who is a coach he could see himself suiting up for.
“He’s a great coach and he turned the Michigan program around in one year,” said Beach. “They won their bowl game and have become a contender again. I absolutely could seeing myself playing for him because he’s a great coach and cares for his players. He’s also played in the college and pro levels too.”
Beach plans on visiting Northern Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Purdue, Illinois and Minnesota in the future.