One of the top sophomore offensive linemen on the West Coast is Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne 2019 offensive tackle Jonah Tauanu’u. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect has landed several offers so far in his recruitment and recently received another from the Wolverines.
“I found out that Michigan had just offered me and it just felt so unreal that Michigan offered me,” Tauanu’u told The Michigan Insider. “I just felt so blessed because of it being such a good school and football program and it was one of my favorite schools growing up. They are one of my favorites because of how good the football program is and also because of how good of a school it is overall.”
The Wolverine coaching staff has been very active in the Golden State evaluating talent as of late. Last year, Michigan did the same and first saw Tauanu'u as a tall and physical tight end at one of their California satellite camps last summer. However, he has since made the jump over to offensive tackle and that transformation has helped him now pick up an offer from the Maize and Blue, a staff that the talented youngster is very high on.
“I attended a Michigan camp at Hawkins high school last summer and I thought they had a great coaching staff," said Tauanu'u. "I think Jim Harbaugh is also a good coach too, so it was a big deal to have received an offer from them."
With now over double digit offers, Tauanu’u has many options to consider and explore. His latest offer from the Maize and Blue is certainly one he plans on doing just that.
“I am definitely interested and even though it's early in the process they are definitely in my top 5,” said Tauanu’u. “It’s a big time school and to be offered by them is just a huge blessing. Yes, I do plan on taking a visit hopefully sometime soon like during the summer.”
As far as future visits, Tauanu’u also plans on checking out LSU and Washington