Michigan adds second OL transfer commitment

Michigan added Stanford OL transfer Myles Hinton to the schedule Saturday night, he announced via his Instagram account. The former five-star nominee chose to leave the Cardinal program shortly after former head coach David Shaw retired.

The younger brother of former Wolverine Chris Hinton, Myles was a big target for Michigan on the recruiting path when originally pursued in the 2020 cycle. He joins Arizona State transfer LaDarius Henderson as a transfer pickup for Sherrone Moore and co.

According to the 247Sports team, Hinton is rated four stars (90 rating).

247Sport Scouting Report: Large-boned, long, broad-shouldered offensive lineman who plays big. Can be easily bent with light feet despite the heavy frame. Nimble with the ability to drag and locate second level defenders. Plays on contact with balance. Engages the hips effectively. Technically polished with a clean pass set and advanced hand placement. Possesses natural vigor and looks like it’s still maturing. Has NFL pedigree. Missed most of the junior season due to injury. Competition rarely tests him. You have to be careful not to get too heavy.

Michigan enters the final stretch of the 2023 recruit class and hovers around the top 20 in the 247Sports Team Recruitment Ranking with class-heavy, high-profile prospects on both sides of football.

The Wolverines continue to be led by four-star Texas defenseman Enow Etta, along with four-stars Evan Link (OL), Cole Cabana (RB) and Amir Herring (OL), among others.

One area the staff has made a big focus of is Ohio, home of rival Ohio State. With back-to-back wins against the Buckeyes, Michigan believes they can begin to turn the longtime recruiting stronghold back into one. They currently have a trio of November commits from the state and are eyeing a few more in the 2023 and 2024 recruit classes.

“That has the highest priority,” said the defender’s coach Steve Clinkscale said of Ohio. “Really, to be honest, wherever we have connections and wherever there are talented footballers, that’s a top priority. And Ohio, just around the corner – I’m from Ohio and I know football is of a high standard there. And we definitely want to continue tapping into that.

“The different players that we have on our Ohio team have influenced us a lot. So we’re going to keep doing this. Rebuild those relationships and continue to bring those players over here and show them what we’re about. And things have been going pretty well here lately. So we want to continue that trend and continue with the 24 class and everyone else and finish the 23 class.”

Click here for a full list of Michigan’s 2023 oral commitments HERE

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Click here for a complete list of Michigan Oral Scholarship Offers for 2024 HERE

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