Name: Noah Howes
Weight: 250 lbs.
High school: Rochester (MI) Rochester Hills
Position: Offensive tackle
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Howes was a senior in high school.
TTB Rating: N/A
Howes recently committed to Michigan as a walk-on, spurring a scholarship offer from Navy. At 6'4" and 250 lbs., it's easy to see why the Midshipmen offered. They like athletic linemen who might not have the mammoth size that other schools prefer. The nice thing about a place like Michigan is that he would not be expected to contribute early, so he can join the program, add some weight, get in the weight room, and potentially be a contributor down the road.
I really appreciate how Howes plays, the way he finishes blocks and then hustles back to the huddle. That kind of effort, hustle, and enthusiasm can carry over to teammates, and if he works that way in the weight room, Michigan might have found a diamond in the rough.