Michigan Commits Sound Off On Importance Of Player-To-Player Recruiting At BBQ

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Michigan Commits Sound Off On Importance Of Player-To-Player Recruiting At BBQ

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Michigan Commits Sound Off On Importance Of Player-To-Player Recruiting At BBQ


Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban 2019 4-star OG Nolan Rumler committed to Michigan at the 2017 BBQ at the Big House.


Michigan Commits Sound Off On Importance Of Player-To-Player Recruiting At BBQ

Two Michigan commits are ready to go.

During Michigan’s annual BBQ at the Big House on July 28, players recruiting players is one of the most important aspects of the event.

Of course, seeing coaches and the campus are pivotal, but committed players attempting to bring in the uncommitted might be just as important.

Two Michigan commits – Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban 2019 four-star offensive guard Nolan Rumler and Paw Paw (Mich.) 2019 three-star offensive tackle Karsen Barnhart – have their recruiting caps on.

“I’m sure I will be recruiting someone,” Rumler said. “It’s important because usually a lot of commits are there, so the kid who is not committed can see who he is playing with in the future, which is big.”

Barnhart agreed.

“I think it’s important to recruit other players at events like this because it gives them another outlook on the team, plus it shows who you’ll be with for the next four years,” the offensive tackle added.

While Barnhart has never been to a BBQ at the Big House, Rumler attended the event in 2017 and made his pledge to the Wolverines over Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and others.

“It’s crazy because it was a year ago,” Rumler said. “I feel like I’ve been committed way longer than that. It’s a great event to make a commitment at because of how many people are there.”

Last year, the food provided was pulled pork, chicken, beans, Mac n Cheese, green beans and all kinds of deserts.

“It’s all amazing,” Rumler said. “I can’t wait to eat again.”

Since he has only been committed since April 30, Barnhart aims to get in touch with offensive line coach Ed Warinner, defensive line coach Greg Mattison, tight ends coach Sherrone Moore, assistant coach Patrick Kugler and offensive analyst Ron Prince.

“I’m just looking to have some fun and bond with my future teammates,” he added.

Rumler, committing to coach Jim Harbaugh’s group on July 29, 2017, already has a relationship with Ben Bredeson, Cesar Ruiz and James Hudson, all members of Michigan’s offensive line.

“I want to get in contact more with the rest of the offensive line,” Rumler said.

Over the past few weeks, Rumler has spent time off the gridiron with Barnhart and fellow Michigan commit Zach Carpenter, a Cincinnati (Ohio) Archbishop Moeller three-star offensive guard.

“A month ago, I hung out with Karsen Barnhart. We got some food and went fishing. He lives very close to my grandparents,” Rumler said. “Then, a few weekends ago, I spent time at Zach Carpenter’s house. So the three of us are quickly becoming best friends.

“I have good relationships with Charles Thomas, Cade McNamara and Christopher Hinton. I’m just looking forward to spending time together at the BBQ.”

Rumler is trying to recruit Lewis Center (Ohio) Olentangy Orange 2019 five-star defensive end Zach Harrison, but the five-star prospect won’t say much to him.

WolverinesWire has a full list of recruits planning to attend the BBQ at the Big House.

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