Nathan Efobi, Wolverine

Nathan Efobi, Wolverine

November 21, 2022
Nathan Efobi (image via Twitter)

Cumming (GA) South Forsyth offensive lineman Nathan Efobi committed to Michigan on Friday, November 18. He picked the Wolverines over offers from Georgia, Miami, and Penn State, among others.

Efobi is listed at 6’3″ and 282 lbs.

ESPN: 3-star, 78 grade, #32 OG
On3: 4-star, 93 grade, #10 IOL, #123 overall
Rivals: 3-star OG, 5.6 grade
247 Sports: 3-star, 85 grade, #97 IOL

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Michigan offered Efobi in July after some of the early targets committed elsewhere or were not showing sufficient interest. He took an official visit to Ann Arbor in September.

Efobi has a decent build with an athletic lower body and a thick upper body. He handles down blocks well, latching onto defensive linemen and washing them down. Once he gets his momentum going in one direction, he can be a powerful blocker. He flashes quick feet at times, and he likes to finish blocks.

However, Efobi plays a bit bowlegged and maintains too narrow of a base at most times. He crosses up his feet and gets off balance, playing with too much of a forward body lean. This problem also exists in pass protection, where quick lateral movements will catch him off guard. He needs to do a better job of sitting down and anchoring in his stance.

Overall, playing high and with a narrow base is something that can be difficult to correct. Sometimes athletes are just so comfortable holding their bodies in certain positions that it’s hard to change the way their brains are wired. Efobi has decent athleticism and good size, but his technique needs some work.

Michigan now has three offensive line commits in the class, joining center/guard Amir Herring and tackle Evan Link. Efobi joins Kennesaw (GA) South Cobb running back Benjamin Hall as a fellow Georgian in the 2023 class.

TTB Rating: 68

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