Signing Day Capsule: Patrick Omameh

An offensive tackle that comes to the Wolverines as a late addition from the Buckeye state. A gifted student with tremendous upside at a position of need for Michigan's 2008 recruiting class. An offensive lineman with good footwork, something essential for the Rich Rodriguez type offensive line. Michigan's 21st commitment.

Patrick Omameh
Offensive Tackle 6-6/265/
St. Francis DeSales HS (Columbus, Ohio)
NR: *** - Position Rank: 87

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His Recruiting Story
Thought at the time of his commitment to be the final piece of the puzzle on the offensive line in the 2008 recruiting class, Omameh's recruitment came down to the final wire before the 6-foot-6, 265-pounder picked the Wolverines over the local Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan State Spartans. All three schools late to the table after Omemeh committed to Cincinnati in the early stages of his recruitment.

"Over the past couple of weeks Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State have all expressed interest in Patrick. Michigan and Michigan State both offered and he visited them this past weekend. Right now he's a commitment to Cincinnati, but he has to consider what's presented itself and sit down with his parents and decide what's in his best interest," his high school coach Ryan Wiggins said. "What was good for Patrick back in July may not be good for him in February."

Ultimately, what was good for Omameh was giving his pledge to Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines. After visiting all the schools on his final list, Omameh just felt comfortable with Michigan.

Signing Day rumors swirled around that a late offer from Ohio State would be enough to persuade a second commitment switch to the local team, but the final letter of intent came to Michigan, where Omameh will continue his football career the next four years.

GoBlueWolverine Commentary
Offensive tackle isn't the easiest of positions for true freshman to earn playing time at on the collegiate level. Despite the departure of Jake Long, I wouldn't expect Omameh to crack the starting line up in the near future.

With that said the potential for this late addition to the recruiting class is through the roof. With his excellent frame, Omameh has All-Big 10 potential, and could be a tackle of the future for the Michigan offensive line.

With his lean body and long arms, Omameh will have the ability to push back defensive lineman in pass protection, though now that may be the weakest part of his game.

With a good fall, Omameh could crack the two-deep, but don't expect to see him on the field on Saturday's too much this season.

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