Wiegers Shines In Win Over Mumford (w/video)

Wiegers Shines In Win Over Mumford (w/video)

'14 Detroit Country Day quarterback Tyler Wiegers is emerging as one of the top junior prospects in the state of Michigan. GBW caught Wiegers opening game against Detroit Mumford and spoke with the signal caller afterwards.

Making his first start as a varsity quarterback, 2014 Detroit Country Day's Tyler Wiegers looked focused and crisp in the 41-0 drubbing of Detroit Mumford.

"Its fun to get your first crack in and get the jitters out so that you can settle down and just play football," Wiegers told GoBlueWolverine. "Its fun."

"We started off a little slow," Wiegers added. "First game getting used to the receivers and stuff like that. But we were picking it up in the middle and at the end. We've got some work to do but we'll be fine."

As Mumford brought extra pressure early hoping to rattle Wiegers, the quarterback calmly took advantage of his wide receivers on the outside with several quick, timed routes. After methodically moving up and down the field throughout much of the contest, Wiegers and Country Day put the finishing touches on the win with an 88-yard passing touchdown along the far sideline.

"They were blitzing a lot in the beginning so we were trying to slow that down," said Wiegers. "Then they kind of knew we were going to throw short so we messed with their heads a little bit and threw it deep."

This past summer Wiegers took his talents to Ann Arbor in June competing in Michigan football's camp.

"It was a really good camp," said Wiegers. "I had a lot of fun. I got to work with Coach Borges a lot and go up against Shane Morris and Chance Stewart and some other good quarterbacks. It was fun to get out there and be competitive, and just get to talk to the Michigan coaches and get a feel for what they want from me."

Talk of a scholarship offer has been limited to this point between Wiegers and the Wolverines but the Michigan coaches, specifically Al Borges, were up front about what they want to see out of the young man this fall.

"They basically just said I had a great camp and they want to see me perform well in the beginning of the season… and I'll be right there," said Wiegers.

Admittedly growing up a fan of the Wolverines Wiegers was coy when asked if a Michigan offer might vault them to the top of his list.

"I'm not sure," said Wiegers. "I mean, I grew up a Michigan fan but I've been visiting some other schools that I really like too. But Michigan's up there. We'll see."

In addition to the Wolverines, Wiegers is also taking overtures from Michigan State and high academic institutions Vanderbilt and Northwestern.

Wiegers isn't completely sure of his visit schedule this fall, but he does know of one trip he'll be making for week one of college football.

"I'm going to the Michigan State/Boise State game so that'll be fun," said Wiegers. "I'm not sure what else. I'm going to try to get to some other ones but not anything set yet."

Wiegers focus right now remains with his Detroit Country Day squad and his own development as a quarterback and leader of a talented team.

"As a quarterback I'm just trying to settle down a little bit, go through my reads a little bit slower and not rush myself," said Wiegers. "Then maybe get a little more mobile. As far as being a leader I just try to stay calm, get my teammates fired up, and go out there and play."

To watch GBW's video interview with Wiegers, including several highlights, press play below.

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