Mason Cole Commits to Michigan: Wolverines Land Huge 4-Star Offensive Lineman

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIFebruary 25, 2013

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

The Michigan Wolverines have received a commitment from 4-star offensive guard Mason Cole

Brady Hoke and his staff continue to find success on the recruiting trail, and the Wolverines are looking to put together yet another big-time recruiting class. Landing Cole's commitment is going to be huge in regards to that effort.

Steve Lorenz of reports on the commitment:

Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake offensive lineman Mason Cole has committed to Michigan.

Cole is the fourth commitment in the 2014 class and was arguably the coaching staff's top target along the offensive line for this class. He was making his third visit to Ann Arbor this weekend along with his parents and 2015 offer and teammate athlete George Campbell.


Cole checks in at 6'4'' and 285 pounds, which is terrific size for a guard considering that he's still just a junior in high school. He's ranked as the No. 6 offensive guard in the 2014 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, so he has a ton of talent and potential.

It's also worth noting that Cole is from Tarpon Springs, Florida, so he's a very notable out-of-state commitment for Hoke and the Wolverines. According to Lorenz's report, the Wolverines are recruiting Cole's teammates 4-star Artavis Scott and unranked wideout George Campbell (who just took a visit to Ann Arbor with Cole, per Lorenz).

Scott, in particular, would be a notable pickup for the Wolverines, considering the fact that he's ranked as the No. 11 wide receiver in the 2014 class, according to the 247Sports composite. But overall, this could end up being a big-time pipeline for Hoke in a great football state.

Cole also represents yet another important commitment for Michigan along the offensive line, and if they can hold on to his commitment, the Wolverines have to be feeling very good about the future of that unit.

Hoke's 2013 class features five 4-star offensive linemen, one 3-star guard and the No. 7 overall long-snapper (Scott Sypniewski). Michigan's 2012 class was equally as impressive, boasting four offensive linemen, including 4-star offensive tackle Erik Mangnuson and 4-star guard Kyle Kalis.

Cole is setting himself up to be next in what is becoming a growing and rather impressive list of marquee lineman recruits to commit to Michigan since Hoke has taken over. This couldn't be better news for Michigan, considering Hoke's desire to transition to the pro-style offense, and at the very least he's equipping his program with the proper personnel. 

Landing Cole's commitment is going to represent a big-time recruiting win for the Wolverines, especially considering the fact that he has the potential to be one of the better lineman out of this group when all is said and done.


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