Back in January, Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh went to Detroit (MI) and visited the University of Detroit High School. Jim Harbaugh made it a priority to visit the high school, which is full of a few top targets on the first day of the contact period. University of Detroit’s finest football athlete: 2017 3-star ATH Scott Nelson was extended an offer from Harbaugh while he was at the high school. Last Saturday, Nelson returned the favor and took an unofficial visit to Michigan.
“It was great to finally get a tour of the campus, see all the facilities and spend time with coach Wheatley,” Nelson told me. “I got to meet Coach Wheatley, he talked to me about all the things Michigan has to offer and how it influenced his life and he was great! He was very helpful and gave us great information. Some of the information he told was that Michigan is recruiting me as both a wide receiver and safety. They just like how versatile I am and how I can make big plays.”
Nelson’s primary recruiter Michigan’s running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley has built a great relationship with Nelson. Not to mention, but he is really guiding Nelson to make the best decision for him in the recruiting process.
“Specifically, we just talked about what Michigan is about and how hard it is, but it’s the place to be,” said Nelson. “He just gave me other recruiting advise that wasn’t just about Michigan. He wants me to just pick the school that is right for me and not what other people think and say.”
Nelson likes Michigan and his very first visit to Ann Arbor really left a lasting impression on him and all the Wolverines have to offer. He see’s a lot of good vibes from Michigan.
“The facilities were great and I absolutely loved the locker room and the practice fields. Oh, and again, the locker room was awesome. A lot of things stood out on my visit, but what stood out the most was how much of an elite program Michigan is and how they are getting big-time recruits.”
Nelson hung out with the other prospects who were also visiting Michigan this last weekend. And he really bonded and had a good time with the other recruits.
“I was with Allen Stritzinger from De La Salle and Antjuan Simmons from Ann Arbor Pioneer most of the time. I had a fun time, but you would have to ask them what they thought. I am going to play both of them this year during my senior season and they are great players. I could see myself playing with them at Michigan.”
Nelson’s recruitment will definitely be a interesting one. Growing up, he rooted for the Michigan State Spartans and his uncle went to Michigan State; but, he is considering all options and has no favorite right now. He would like to take a few more visits and talk to the family before he makes a decision.
However, after his Michigan visit, the Wolverines left Nelson feeling good.
“I am very interested in Michigan it was a great visit and a great school. I am looking to visit the Wolverines again sometime this spring and maybe for the spring game.”