Michigan's 16th verbal commitment, Mark Huyge from Grand Rapids Catholic Central told GoBlueWolverine:
"I was surprised when a week ago today I got out of basketball practice and there was a message on my cell phone's voice mail from Coach Strip (Michigan assistant Coach Steve Stripling who recruits Western Michigan) saying Michigan was offering me a full scholarship to come to Michigan and play there, and he hoped I'd accept."
"On Monday I talked to Coach Carr. And today Coach Moeller (Michigan assistant Andy Moeller, the U-M Offensive Line coach) was at my school and talked to my coach and me ... and I committed!"
"I was at three Michigan games this fall -- the Vandy game, the Michigan State game, and the Northwestern game."
"I was a Michigan Camper this summer too."
"I play defensive line and offensive line both for Catholic Central, left tackle on offense. That is where Coach Moeller says he sees me at Michigan, at left tackle."
"I'm playing basketball right now as well ... I'm out team's center."
Huyge is a true 6-5, 280 pounds, and he is an excellent student as well, with a 4.0+ GPA and a 28 ACT.
Huyge was first team All State in 2005 and a member of the Catholic State championship team, leading the way blocking-wise for corrent Wolverine freshman Obi Ezeh. Huyge is once again a Grand Rapids Press GR-area Dream Teamer, as a defensive lineman.
Nuyge had offers from most of the MAC, including Western Michigan and Central Michigan, as well as Ball State and Miami. Northwestern was also coming after him hard as of late.
It can be assumed that U-M wants to take 2-3 offensive tackles in this recruiting class, and Huyge is the first one.
Scouting report: those in the know call him "an athletic big man" ... that's all one needs to know.
As far as sleeper-recruits go: think Mark Bihl, Rueben Riley, Alex Mitchell -- sleepers one and all. And Adam Kraus was a semi-sleeper as a TE recruit as well. O-linemen and sleepers -- the words go together.
New Commitment Mark Huyge Tells His Story
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