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Three-star OT Joel Honigford commits to Michigan over Michigan State, Oregon, Auburn

June 29, 2016

ANN ARBOR — For the second time in a week, Michigan has picked up an offensive line pledge for its 2017 recruiting class.

Joel Honigford, a three-star offensive tackle from Sugarcreek, Ohio, announced his commitment to Michigan via Twitter on Wednesday.

Honigford had been down to a final four of Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon and Auburn. He went with Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines.

The 6-foot-6, 278-pound Honigford — who held 29 scholarship offers — made his last unofficial visit to Michigan on June 11.

Per 247sports, he also took trips to Ohio State and Oregon this month before releasing his final four earlier in the week.

The Garaway High School prospect ranks as the No. 21 player in the state of Ohio and the No. 48 offensive tackle in the class.

Honigford is the 17th commitment for the Wolverines in the 2017 class and the third offensive tackle in the group.

Four-star tackle JaRaymond Hall (Oak Park) and three-star tackle Andrew Stueber (Connecticut) are the other two.

Michigan’s class ranks No. 4 nationally per 247sports.com.

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