Good news continues to come for Michigan as in-state 2018 four-star offensive lineman Ryan Hayes has committed to Michigan.
Scout.com's Allen Trieu confirmed the news with Hayes on Saturday.
According to his Scout profile, Trieu gives the following analysis of Hayes' game and development:
"Big framed high school tight end who will project to tight end at the next level. Very good athlete, a three-sport athlete who is coordinated, has good balance and flexibility. Used as a blocker as a tight end, so he has experience in the run game and does well in that aspect. Must learn to play tackle and continue to add weight and strength to play left tackle in the future, but has a very high ceiling as a tackle."
Hayes, in a recent interview with Scout, said that the was most familiar with U-M offensive line coach Greg Frey due to a previous relationship with Hayes' brother, Connor. Add that with a positive visit to Ann Arbor and you have a recipe for a successful recruitment.
"The most familiarity we had is with Coach Frey [at Michigan]," Hayes said. "He recruited Connor at Indiana and he and my family have a really good relationship."
"I had never been to Michigan actually," he added. "I just had never gotten there. It was really cool. It really blew me away and really surprised me actually."
Hayes joins fellow four-star in-state offensive line Jalen Mayfield as the other prospect to announce their decision to commit to U-M.
Hayes, a Scout 300 prospect, is the No. 3 offensive tackle prospect in the Midwest and is ranked No. 21 in the country for his position.
He's the 10th commitment of the 2018 recruiting class.