"It was great, that's my favorite school since I was a little kid. I was just shocked to finally get an offer from them," Tate said.
Ohio State and Michigan rivalry and I kind of just picked Michigan's side, and then I watched Mike Hart, Mario Manningham, Chad Henne, and a bunch of those guys. I just love Michigan."
Michigan wide receivers coach Jeff Hecklinski stopped by Wharton to see Tate Monday and asked his head coach to have Tate call him.
"I called him later and he told me he was going to offer me a scholarship," Tate said.
"He said he likes how fast I get in and out of my break, how little stop steps I can take to get in and out of breaks really fast."
Now that Michigan has offered, Tate says it's easily his number one school. "They're the top, I'm going to try to visit them soon," he said.
Tate added an offer from his favorite's rival, Ohio State, earlier this month. While he wasn't as ecstatic about it as he was the Michigan offer, he was still very happy to add an offer from such a historic program. Tate spoke with Buckeyes tight ends coach Tim Hinton when he picked up the offer.
"He said I'm a good deep ball threat, I have good ball skills and I'm quick at the line," Tate said.
"I like Ohio State a lot, I like the Big Ten. It has a big stadium, a good atmosphere, so that was cool."
"I wanted to commit sometime after summer, it's just all going to depend on how fast I start visiting all these schools," he said.