Behind the commitment: Denzel Ward 

October, 21, 2012
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Michigan landed one of the tallest prospects in the 2014 class on Saturday in offensive lineman Denzel Ward (Chicago/Hales Franciscan), who is listed at 6-foot-9, 295 pounds.

Ward joins Michael Ferns (St. Clairsville, Ohio/St. Clairsville) as the lone 2014 commits, but both are outstanding prospects. Michigan will likely take around four offensive linemen in the 2014 class, and outside of Ward are already in on some top prospects along the offensive line.

Offensive line will be another focus in 2014 for the Wolverines, so landing Ward this early is a huge boost to the efforts of adding more depth. There is a need for big tackle prospects, and Ward fits the bill there.
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