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Michigan football already had a tight end committed in the 2022 recruiting class in Georgia three-star TE Marlin Klein, but it’s continuously had eyes on more.
Though the pursuit of fellow Georgian TE Oscar Delp has been the primary focus, another recently made an official visit to Ann Arbor and quickly became a top target for the maize and blue.
Idaho isn’t exactly a recruiting hotbed, but for Gooding (ID) four-star tight end Colston Loveland, the former wide receiver had turned a lot of heads in recent weeks. Though Arizona and Arizona State are among his suitors, he also has offers from Alabama, Auburn and LSU — signifying he’s a high-end recruit.
On Sunday, it didn’t matter, however, as Loveland committed to the Wolverines.
247Sports is the highest on Loveland, having him as a four-star and the 13th-best tight end in the country. According to the 247Sports Composite, Loveland is rated the No. 588 player nationally as a three-star.
Loveland is a former receiver who has bulked up and is now a traditional tight end, able to stay in-line and block, or split out wide and match up against linebackers or DBs. He’s a natural pass-catcher, with soft hands, good, crisp routes, and ball skills to go and high-point it. Can make people miss in the open field and routinely gets yards after the catch. Also plays defensive end, with good pass rushing ability, leverage and technique. Loveland is also a high-level basketball player and boasts a 79-inch wing-span.
He comes in at 6-foot-5, 230-pounds and had 15 reported offers. He’s Michigan’s 13th commitment in the 2022 class. Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State and Alabama were recruiting him the hardest.
Reportedly, Michigan football is still heavily recruiting Oscar Delp, even with Loveland in the fold.