football Edit

Chuck Filiaga Goes Blue

Michigan has landed Aledo (Texas) four-star offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga.
Photo by Brandon Brown

Aledo (Texas) four-star offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga has committed to Michigan.


The No. 16 offensive tackle and No. 118 overall prospect int he country had a final three of U-M, Nebraska, and Oklahoma as of a few weeks ago but decided during the U.S. Army All-America Bowl that Ann Arbor was the place for him.

At 6-6, 335 pounds, Filiaga is a mountain of a young man and has one of the strongest initial punches of any linemen in the class. He's not quite as bouncy and light on his feet as some offensive tackles in the class but if he gets his hands on a defender it's all over. Filiaga will have to continue to improve as a pass blocker, especially against speed rushers, but he'll come into college as a capable run blocker because of his size and strength.

Filiaga becomes Michigan's second highest-rated offensive line commit behind Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star center Cesar Ruiz and ahead of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage four-star offensive tackle Kai-Leon Herbert, Garaway (Ohio) three-star offensive tackle Joel Honigford, Darien (Conn.) three-star offensive tackle Andrew Stueber, and Oak Park (Mich.) three-star offensive tackle Ja'Raymond Hall.