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Michigan football recruiting: Wolverines thrill top-5 offensive lineman with offer

The Wolverines are heating up for a top-ranked offensive lineman.



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Apr 1, 2023; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines edge rusher Kechaun Bennett (52) is blocked by Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman Karsen Barnhart (52) during the Spring Game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Few people in this world will ever get the chance to experience the thrill of being offered a scholarship to play football at the University of Michigan. Juan Gaston — a top-5 offensive lineman recruit in the 2025 recruiting class — is one of the few who will. Recently, the Wolverines offered this four-star lineman out of Georgia, and according to reports, Gaston is thrilled about this opportunity.

Michigan football offers top-5 offensive lineman in the 2025 recruiting class

A season ago, Michigan football became the first college football program to ever win back-to-back Joe Moore Awards, given to the nation’s best offensive line annually. Now, given the Wolverines’ recent offensive line performances on the field and the team’s recruiting success with linemen, Michigan is earning itself a reputation as ‘O-Line U.’

Juan Gaston, one of the most sought-after offensive line recruits in the nation, recently received a major offer from Michigan football and is thrilled about the opportunity.

“It was exciting to get an offer from Michigan,” Gaston told On3. He went on to address the Ohio State rivalry and express further interest in the program. He is also looking to schedule a visit, and expressed further interest in speaking with Michigan’s well-known coaching staff.

Wolverines establishing an early presence with top-ranked offensive lineman

According to the On3 Industry Rankings, Juan Gaston is the No. 107 recruit in the nation, the No. 3 interior offensive lineman, and the No.15 recruit in the state of Georgia. Being a member of the 2025 recruiting class, Gaston’s commitment really isn’t on the radar just yet, though it is a good early sign that he has taken note of Jim Harbaugh’s offer. While the 2024 recruiting class takes priority right now, look for Gaston to be one of the top Michigan football offensive line targets in the 2025 class.

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