Weight: 270 lbs.
High school: Wexford (PA) North Allegheny
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Kugler was a senior in high school. I gave him a TTB Rating of 86.
The son of an NFL offensive line coach (who has since been hired as UTEP's head coach), Kugler committed to Michigan in February 2012. His high school team went on to an undefeated season and a Pennsylvania state championship, while Kugler himself was selected for the Under Armour All-America Game, where he won the starting center job.
Kugler is perhaps the most college ready center to come to Michigan in the last 20 years, partly due to good size and partly due to his bloodlines and technique. However, I'm not sure that I've ever seen a true freshman center in major college football, since that position typically requires the experience and intelligence to call protections. The Wolverines have a couple options who are older and a little bigger, though perhaps not as talented in the long run. I expect Kugler to spend this season on the bench.