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2022 Michigan Football Preview

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THE WOLVERINE 2022 FOOTBALL PREVIEW ■ 81 [ O F F E N S I V E L I N E ] injury suffered by starter Jon Runyan Jr. • Redshirted during his freshman season in Ann Arbor. • Rated as a four-star recruit, the No. 7 player in Michigan and No. 26 offensive tackle in the country by On3 Consensus. TRENTE JONES • OT Sr. • Grayson, Ga. Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 307 • Appeared in all 14 games last season, making two starts as the team's sixth offensive lineman. Also saw time at right tackle. • Played right tackle against Minnesota, his only appearance of the 2020 season. • Redshirted his freshman season in 2019 with no appearances. • Racked up 69 pancake blocks during his senior prep campaign and helped lead his team to a state championship in his sophomore season. • Tabbed by On3 Consensus as a four-star recruit, and the No. 13 offensive tackle and No. 105 overall player nationally. TREVOR KEEGAN • OG Sr. • Crystal Lake, Ill. Ht.: 6-6 • Wt.: 324 • Played in 13 games and made 11 starts at left guard last season. Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media. • Appeared in five games on special teams and saw action on the offensive line in two contests in 2020. Saw extended time at left tackle in the final game of the season against Penn State. • Did not appear in any games during his fresh- man season in 2019. • Named USA Today All-State first team in both his junior and senior seasons at Crystal Lake South High School. • Made the Illinois Football Coaches Association 6A All-State team as a junior and senior. • On3 Consensus listed him as a four-star recruit, the top player in Illinois, and the No. 19 of- fensive tackle and No. 184 overall prospect in the country. JEFFREY PERSI • OT Jr. • Mission Viejo, Calif. Ht.: 6-7 • Wt.: 305 • Saw the field in two games at left tackle in wins over North- ern Illinois and Iowa in 2021. • Did not make a game appear- ance as a freshman in 2020. • Played for the U.S. National Team in the 2020 International Bowl. • Named first-team All-State by MaxPreps in 2019. • Rated as a four-star recruit, the No. 25 player in California and the No. 30 offensive tackle nationally by On3 Consensus. ZAK ZINTER • OG Jr. • North Andover, Mass. Ht.: 6-6 • Wt.: 320 • Appeared in 13 games and made 12 starts last season for U-M. Second-team All-Big Ten selection by media, hon- orable mention by coaches in 2021. Earned part of team's Hard Hat Player of the Week honors for performance versus Washington. • Played in all six games as a freshman in 2020. Began as a backup in the first two games, be- fore starting the final four contests of the slate at right guard due to other linemen going down with injuries. • Tabbed as a USA Today All-State pick as a junior and was a Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association All-State selection as a junior and senior. • On3 Consensus listed him as a four-star talent, the No. 4 player in Massachusetts, and the No. 32 offensive tackle and No. 315 overall recruit in the land. NEWCOMERS ANDREW GENTRY • OT Fr. • Littleton, Colo. Ht.: 6-8 • Wt.: 310 • Previously committed to Virginia under former head coach Bronco Mendenhall. Graduated from Columbine High in 2020. • Worked as full-time Spanish-speaking missionary in Oren, Utah, while serving a two-year mission as a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. Has full collegiate eligibility to use. • Team went 12-2 during senior season and made Class 5A state final. Squad totaled more than 3,500 rushing yards and 51 touchdowns during 2019 season. Credited with more than 100 pan- cake blocks. Offense averaged 40.5 points per game in the regular season. • 2019 MaxPreps All-American. • 2020 Colorado Golden Helmet Award winner, which goes to state's top player for both on and off-field achievements. • Selected as participant in the 2020 Polynesian Bowl. • ranked Gentry a four-star prospect, the No. 64 player in the country and No. 7 offensive tackle in the 2020 class. CONNOR JONES • OT Fr. • Monument, Colo. Ht.: 6-7 • Wt.: 285 • Part of a Palmer Ridge High School team that made the state playoffs each season he played. Three-year varsity starter who made 33 con- secutive starts and posted a 28-5 overall record. Two-time team captain and allowed only 3 sacks during varsity career. • Class 3A state title winner in 2019, runners-up in 2020 and quarterfinalist in 2021. Led team to a 10-2 record in 2021. The Bears scored 37 points per game during his senior campaign. • Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-America Game and was the 2021 4A Southern 1 Line- man of the Year. • rated him a three-star prospect, the No. 51-ranked tackle in the country and the No. 3 player in Colorado. ALESSANDRO LORENZETTI • OT Fr. • Montreal, Quebec, Canada Ht.: 6-6 •Wt.: 285 • Helped Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, Conn., to a 9-1 re- cord during the 2021 season, which included a Todd Mar- ble Bowl victory. Team averaged 34 points per game and had multiple 300-yard rushing show- ings with 19 touchdowns. • Junior season canceled due to COVID-19 pan- demic. Had previously transferred from Selwyn House School in Quebec, Canada, ahead of the 2020 season. • Ranked as the No. 3 player in Connecticut as a senior by Rivals. OLUSEGUN OLUWATIMI • C Gr. • Upper Marlboro, Md. Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 310 • Graduate transfer started all 12 games at center for Vir- ginia in 2021. Named one of three Rimington Trophy final- ists and played most snaps of any center in the ACC (910). • Named a second-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, Ac- tion Sports, Phil Steele and Pro Football Net- work. Selected first-team All-ACC by Steele and second-team all-conference by Pro Football Focus and AP. • Started 10 games at center during 2020 season. • Played in 14 games with 13 starts at center in 2019. Also repped at both guard spots. Honor- able mention All-ACC performer after sitting out the 2018 season due to transfer rules. • Enrolled at Air Force Academy in 2017 and did not see game action before transferring. • Graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., who was named team captain his senior year. • Two-time all-conference selection and Eastbay Freshman All-American at Archbishop Carroll High School.

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