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Michigan Football Recruiting: No. 1 Player In NY Is In Ann Arbor

Michigan football recruiting is hosting an elite player this weekend: the No. 1 player from the state of New York.



Michigan football recruiting, No. 1 player, Rowan Byrne
Nov 11, 2023; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Blake Corum (2) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium. Michigan won 24-15. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

This weekend, a major Michigan football recruiting target will be in Ann Arbor for his first visit with Sherrone Moore as head coach. Rowan Byrne, a four-star offensive lineman out of Iona Prep (and the No. 1 player in the state of New York), is visiting with the Wolverines.

Michigan football recruiting hosting the No. 1 player in New York this weekend

Sherrone Moore is going to emphasize the Wolverines’ recruiting efforts now that he is the head coach. This weekend, he has a chance to do just that with a position group that has meant more to Michigan football over the years than any other: offensive line.

Rowan Byrne, a four-star offensive tackle, is a major target for a number of the Big Ten’s top programs; however, seeing as Michigan is coming off of a National Championship-winning season, largely due to its elite offensive line play, it’s safe to say that the Wolverines have some solid interest here.

Per the On3 rankings, Byrne is the No. 242 player nationally, the No. 15 offensive tackle in the 2025 recruiting class, and the No. 1 player in the state of New York.

The Recruiting Prediction Machine lists programs like Rutgers, Penn State, Notre Dame, and others as top contenders right now, with Michigan football firmly in the mix. On top of that, this weekend will be the fourth time that the four-star offensive lineman has made the trip to Ann Arbor, putting the Wolverines just one visit behind Penn State and Rutgers (five each).

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.