Sugarcreek (Ohio) Garaway offensive lineman Joel Honigford chose Michigan over Michigan State and Auburn Tuesday.

Sugarcreek (Ohio) Garaway offensive lineman Joel Honigford committed to Michigan Tuesday afternoon, becoming the second offensive line pledge in four days and the 17th commitment overall.

Michigan wanted Sugarcreek (Ohio) Garaway Joel Honigford.  That much was made clear to the Buckeye State standout when he visited Ann Arbor with his parents earlier this month.  It was during that trip that the coaching tandem of Jim Harbaugh and Tim Drevno left an indelible imprint.

“I like (Harbaugh) a lot,” said Honigford. “Obviously he’s pretty high energy. And just the stuff he was saying to my parents and I, I just liked what he had to say. He just seemed like a real guy. He wasn’t going to bull crap you or anything, which was nice.”

“I actually spent most of the day with (Drevno),” he said. “I mean, I really like him again. I like the kind of coach he is. I think that type of coaching style would fit me well. It was just good to see. He actually said he wants to pull in five lineman (in this class), and he wants them to play together for four years. So I like that a lot. He asked me what I wanted to play, and I told him I feel more comfortable at left tackle. He said he would work around me from there.”

This afternoon the three-star lineman announced that he’s giving Drevno the opportunity to do just that, choosing the Wolverines over fellow finalists Auburn and Michigan State.

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