Michigan football to get official visit from 5-star offensive tackle

Five-star offensive tackle Andrew Babalola has locked in an official visit with Michigan football.
Michigan head coach Sherrone Moore watches a play during the second half of the spring game at
Michigan head coach Sherrone Moore watches a play during the second half of the spring game at / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

Michigan football hasn't landed a five-star commitment since the 2022 recruiting class, when the Wolverines were able to sign five-star cornerback Will Johnson.

Michigan football has missed on some notable five-star quarterbacks from the state of Michigan, but in the 2025 class, the Wolverines have a shot to land five-star offensive tackle, Andrew Babalola.

Babalola is 6-foot-6, 290 pounds, and ranked 27th overall according to the 247 Sports composite rankings in the 2025 class. He's also out of Kansas and is the top-ranked player in the state.

That's something that he shares with Sherrone Moore. Moore signed with Oklahoma as a recruit but that's been a connection to the Wolverines. Grant Newsome and Kirk Campbell visited the five-star tackle this week and the result was locking in an official visit for June 14.

Oklahoma is the current leader according to the On3 prediction machine but this recruitment still feels pretty wide open. Auburn will also get an official visit along with Missouri, Stanford, and U-M.

Here is what Babalola told Chad Simmons of On3.com about his recruitment.

“After Auburn, I will visit Missouri on May 31, Stanford on June 6, Michigan on June 14, and Oklahoma on June 21. Overall, this is what I felt in my heart and that is why I decided these were the schools I wanted to focus on moving forward. All five schools are different in their own way, but their values are the same. I like what they are about, how they develop players on the field and the support they offer off of it."


It's good to see that Michigan football is among the final contenders. As EJ Holland of The Wolverine indicated recently, this is a "winnable" recruitment for the Wolverines. They have a lot to sell offensive lineman in terms of play style and development, so maybe, just maybe, Michigan can finally end that five-star drought.