DETROIT – Michigan 2016 offensive lineman commit Michael Onwenu is still committed to U-M’s 2016 class, says Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher, who spoke for his star player on Wednesday.
“Yes, he’s a commit to Michigan,” Wilcher said. “He has talked to the coaches of Michigan State also.”
By talking to MSU, Wilcher is referring to Onwenu’s recent trip to East Lansing last weekend for an official visit.
That affirmation of the 6-3, 367-pounder's commitment comes on the heels of rampant criticism of Jim Harbaugh for the removal of former Wolverine commits Erik Swenson and Rashad Weaver from the 2016 class in recent weeks.
Onwenu expressed concern, albeit minor, over the possibility of the same thing happening him in a Detroit News article. The obvious question is has Michigan hinted that they are looking to drop Onwenu?.
“Not that I know of (and) not that he knows of,” Wilcher said.
“He’s just trying to make sure his selection is the best one because he never was able to visit any other schools. He just doesn’t have anything else to compare (Michigan) to. He’s just trying to make sure all schools are equal and knows what he’s supposed to be looking for.”
National Signing Day is on Feb. 3, and right now Onwenu is “still” planning on committing to Michigan, says Wilcher.
“I know right now, the best I can tell you is Michael Onwenu, he is still committed to Michigan,” Wilcher says. “Colleges know that. And Michigan coaches know he’s committed to them too.”