Michigan’s #1 target in the 2017 class is the offensive tackle position. Well, the #1 rated 2017 OT, Isaiah Wilson, is heavily considering the Wolverines. He even named Michigan his leader a few weeks ago. Last Saturday, the five-star offensive tackle took an unofficial visit to Michigan. Which gave Wilson the opportunity to final visit Michigan and see what they have to offer.
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“I loved my visit,” Wilson informed me. “I attended a basketball game and bonded with the players and the coaching staff. I just really liked the visit as a whole. I connected with the players, coaches and the atmosphere of the university. It’s simply just a great place and from everything I saw they are going to ball next season. I also got to hang out with the other recruits at Michigan, they were cool kids and young men, we just explored dorm life and got food and stuff.”
Wilson spend most of his visit with Ahmir Mitchell, Kareem Walker and Khalid Hill. They showed him what Michigan is all about and too enjoy the recruiting process.
“I hung out with Ahmir Mitchell, Kareem Walker and Khalid Hill,” said Wilson. “They told me to take my time with my decision. They also told me to not let others pressure you into making a decision. We just talked about life and football.”
Wilson’s parents did not attend the visit with Wilson last weekend. However, Wilson and his parents made sure that he looked into the education at Michigan. Not only, but how Michigan can help him further his education.
“The Michigan academics are world known and they are great. I think their education department is extremely impressive and I think that any student or athlete that goes there is prepared for success.”
On his visit, Wilson had a chance to improve and build his relationship with Michigan offensive line coach and his main recruiter Tim Drevno.
“He’s an awesome guy and is a really down to earth guy. We talk often and keep in daily contact with each other. On my visit, we just watched some film and stuff like that; we watched Michigan film and some of my film. He was just coaching me up and showing me how I could potentially fit into Michigan’s offensive line. I just really enjoyed our time together.”
As of right now, Wilson does not have a leader in his recruitment. Even though, he named Michigan his leader on Twitter a few weeks ago. He would not give me a exact answer if the Wolverines are his leader, but he did tell me this.
“I don’t have a leader, but I will say this: I like Michigan’s coaches and I like the fact that the coaching staff is easy to connect with. In addition, I like the academics and how a degree from Michigan can set you up for life. I also really like Alabama and Ohio State, they are both really sticking out.”
As for a decision, he did not really comment on an exact timeline for a commitment. However, he wants to take a few more visits to Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State and a few others before he makes a decision. Wilson wants to make his commitment sometime this summer.