Michigan hosted quite a few in-state recruits Wednesday night when the Michigan basketball team defeated Northwestern 72-63. Most of the visitors were 2017 recruits from Detroit high school powerhouses like Detroit King and Cass Tech. However, there was one 2018 recruit who was from Cass Tech High School that was in Ann Arbor Wednesday night. That recruit was 2018 Detroit (MI) 4-star CB Kalon Gervin.
Below, Gervin recaps his Michigan visit, top schools and the Michigan coaching staff.
“When we first arrived at Michigan we went to speak to Coach Harbaugh,” Gervin told me. “After that we went to our position coaches. I spent some time with Coach Brown and Coach Zordich. Coach Brown and I talked a lot, I sat next to him during the game. Coach Zordich was recruiting me hard, saying they liked me a lot and need to get me down there more often.”
Coach Brown and Coach Zordich really put the full-court press on Gervin during his visit at Michigan. Even before his visit to Ann Arbor, Zordich and Brown were in constant contact with Gervin. Michigan is pursuing Gervin as one of their top targets in the 2018 class. The Wolverines talked about how Michigan needed him and what they like about his high school tape.
“Both Coach Zordich and Coach Brown came up to Cass Tech a lot, but it’s been a little while since they came up,” Gervin said. “It’s picking back up again. With the new defensive coordinator and defense, I believe I could fit well at Michigan. We watched some film, they press their corners a lot. I’m a in your face type of CB, so I like that.”
After his visit to Michigan, Gervin now has the Wolverines very high up on his list. The Wolverines are sticking out due to the relationships with the coaches and distance from home. However, there is also another school that is sticking out.
“I don’t really have a leader, but Tennessee and Michigan are sticking out a lot right now. The Wolverines are sticking out because of the home feeling I have in Ann Arbor and the coaches. Also, distance from home is a big factor for me, my mother says she does not think it is, but I do. I want her to able to come watch me play at the next level.”
Like I mentioned before, Gervin was not the only recruit in Ann Arbor Wednesday night. Gervin’s teammate and Michigan’s top 2017 target, Donovan Peoples-Jones, was also at Michigan. Both of the recruits stayed together and talked a lot during the visit.
“We talked a lot during the visit. Just about what we liked about Michigan and the basketball game. It would be sweet to play together at the next level. I mean we play on the same team now, it’s always fun going against him in practice. I also talked to Ambry Thomas and Jaylen Kelly-Powell, we just talked about the game and the up and coming season.”
After the successful visit to Ann Arbor Wednesday night, Gervin plans to be back in Ann Arbor in the spring.
“I plan on visiting Michigan on April 1st for the spring game.”
– Shane Kinnee (Senior Editor)