After missing out on offensive guard Joshua Garnett earlier in the week (he committed to Stanford), Michigan was hoping to fill its need at that position on Sunday night with Alex Kozan, a guard from Colorado. That did not happen, though. Instead, Michigan's recent string of bad luck on the recruiting trail continued, as Kozan decided to commit to Iowa over Michigan and Auburn, according to Sam Webb and other reports. (Also on Sunday night, Armani Reeves picked Ohio State over Michigan.)
Kozan, who is considered a four-star guard by two of the four major recruiting sites, would have been a nice get for Michigan. Rivals and ESPN give him four stars, whereas Scout and 24/7 Sports give him three stars.
Kozan's offer list is quite lengthy, which is another sign that he would have been a good get for the Wolverines and is a good get for Iowa. According to Rivals, in addition to Iowa, Michigan and Auburn, Kozan holds offers from Auburn, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon and South Carolina, among many other schools.
With Kozan picking Iowa, Michigan is still stuck at four offensive line commits for 2012. Michigan is still in play for offensive linemen Jordan Diamond and Chris Muller and will hope to land one or both of them in order to make up for the disappointment of missing out on Garnett and Kozan.
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