Michigan Football: Micah Mazzccua brings upside, versatility to O-line

Michigan football got a commitment from three-star offensive tackle Micah Mazzccua Monday and here’s what the offensive lineman brings to UM.

Michigan football is off to a strong start with the 2020 recruiting class and on Monday, the Wolverines added another commitment, including their first offensive lineman in three-star Micah Mazzccua.

Mazzccua visited Michigan football recently along with a bunch of other players from St. Frances Academy in Maryland. The school’s football team is coached by Biff Poggi who has ties to the Wolverines seeing as his son played for Jim Harbaugh.

Mazzccua, who transferred to the program just last season, is a 6-foot-5, 289-pound offensive lineman that probably projects as an offensive tackle but has also played guard in the past.

Mazzccua announced his decision Monday on Twitter and with his addition, the Wolverines now have seven commitments for 2020 including two now from St. Frances, as Osman Savage, the top-ranked commit in the class, is from the same school.

Michigan football is ranked 11th nationally right now and second in the Big Ten. However, this should be just the start when it comes to adding offensive lineman, as the Wolverines will certainly add a few more.

One name they would like to add to their 2020 commitment list is Justin Rogers, a five-star offensive guard, who is the top-ranked player in the state of Michigan. However, even if the Wolverines don’t get Rogers, Mazzccua offers a prospect with good size, athleticism, and upside.

He’s not an incredibly high-ranking prospect right now and is the 76th-ranked offensive tackle according to the 247 sports composite rankings, however, he’s someone that should have a good chance to make a big leap when the rankings are released again.

At any rate, you don’t have to be a four-star or a five-star to make an impact. Ed Warriner was the top recruiter and with his natural traits and the growth he showed last season at St. Frances, it’s easy to see why Michigan football would believe he can grow into a starting-caliber player.

Mazzccua is the latest in the line of big offensive lineman Warriner has recruited recently as Michigan landed three tackles 6-foot-5 or taller in last year’s recruiting class. Yet, all of those guys shared a similar characteristic and that’s athleticism.

The three-star offensive lineman, Mazzccua isn’t someone that can be expected to make an immediate contribution when he gets on campus in 2020, yet, he has a lot of tools to work with and eventually, those could help him become a contributor.