The Michigan Wolverines added another versatile piece to their recruiting puzzle
Sunday morning when Grand Rapids FB/LB Obi Ezeh pledged to the Maize and Blue.
"I committed before I left," Ezeh said. "Coach Carr said, 'about
time!' (Laughing) Throughout the recruiting process I've established this comfort
level with them where when I go down there, I don't feel out of place. I just
feel comfortable with the coaches, and now I feel comfortable with the players."
For Ezeh, the visit was more about affirming the positive feelings he had about
Michigan heading in. The information he gathered on the trip sealed the deal
for both he and his dad. "I flew down Friday and my dad drove down Saturday,"
Ezeh said. "He loved it. He basically wanted to sit through my academic
meetings and get a feel for what the university was going to give me on an academic
basis, and he was satisfied."
"I got a chance to meet most of the players and coaches," Ezeh continued.
"We ate dinner down at South Quad, so I got a chance to see what the training
table was like…what kind of variety there is on a daily basis and what
not. We met our hosts. I had Chris Graham for the weekend. We stayed in the
rooms for a little bit. We played some video games, and then we went out to
a few parties."
Now that he has officially pledged to the Wolverines, Ezeh has another big decision
in front of him. The talented athlete, who is also a Rugby standout, must mull
over where he will line up when he gets to Ann Arbor.
"They said there
was a possibility I play on either side of the ball," he said. "Right
now Coach Carr just wants me to decide where I think I should play. At this
point in time, no, I really don't have a preference. I'm probably going to have
to figure out where I want to start at least though."