When Michigan offered Darian (Conn.) 2017 offensive tackle Andrew Stueber last Saturday, the three-star standout said his offer from the Wolverines was “incredible,” as U-M put itself in strong position to land his commitment.
Well, after a week of deliberating his Michigan offer, Stueber announced his commitment to U-M’s 2017 class on Twitter today, saying he was “excited for the road ahead! #GoBlue”
After his big news, The Michigan Insider caught up with Stueber, who reflected on his offer moments after announcing to the Twitter world.
“Michigan has always been a dream school for me and I thought it was the best school academically and football wise,” Stueber said. “I also had a great feeling with all the coaches and I could really see myself there. I wanted to make a decision before the school year to focus on my last year of high school football and finishing strong.”
Stueber is Michigan’s 16th commitment to join its 2017 class. He is the second offensive lineman to go along with Oak Park (Mich.) OT Ja’Raymound Hall. He chose the Wolverines over other notable offers from Duke, Boston College, Penn State and Maryland among others.
Now that his decision is over with, Stueber says he’s looking forward to working with his future offensive line coach, Tim Drevno, who was very influential in his decision to become Blue.
“I can't wait to get up there and start helping in anyway I can,” Stueber said. “Whatever helps the team to win I'm up for. But coach Drevno has told me they need offensive linemen and I think my mix of height, length, and footwork can really develop in a couple of years.”
Stueber also noted how he gave U-M coaches the news.
“I called coach (Don) Brown and he gave me to coach (Jim) Harbaugh who was really excited,” Stueber said. “He was with the media cause of the camp but he told me he had to get away for a second because the call was more important. Then I talked to Coach Drevno who said he was fired up and can't wait to coach me and they texted me after as well to tell me how excited they all were.”
Brice Marich contributed to this story