Sam Webb: Take me back a couple of weeks ago to your Michigan visit; how did everything go?
Jatashun Beachum: "It was great. I chilled with a couple of players. They were all cool. Everything I was looking for it was there. It was great. The whole time I was there I enjoyed myself."
Sam Webb: Did they get a chance to share with you exactly how they wanted to use you?
Jatashun Beachum: "Yeah. They said two things; they said they can't stick me in one spot because they want to use me at so many positions. "They were telling me that I can play in front of 100,000 and it's a great place to play and things like that."
Sam Webb: So they said that you would definitely see some time on offense too?
Jatashun Beachum: "Yeah."
Sam Webb: Who would up being your host on your visit?
Jatashun Beachum: "Shoelace, Denard Robinson."
Sam Webb: What was Shoelace like?
Jatashun Beachum: "(Laughter) He was real cool… he was real cool. He made me feel right."
Sam Webb: So you had Shoelace on you working you for Michigan. Were there any other players or recruits there really putting in a good word for the Maize & Blue?
Jatashun Beachum: "Yeah. Ricardo Miller, he is committed or whatever and he was telling me all the stuff that goes on there. Michigan is a great place. He was really trying to recruit me too as a player himself."
Sam Webb: So you got done with the visit and you thought that Michigan was a great place and it had everything you wanted. What did your mom say about that when you told her?
Jatashun Beachum: "She asked how it was or whatever and I told her I enjoyed myself, and it was great. She asked me whether it was better than Arkansas. I was like, yeah it's straight. It was a little better. I don't know if it was just an official visit thing. I told her that it was better."
Sam Webb: I know you talked to her before about distance from home, but now that you're down to your final two, where do things stand now? Is distance going to be a factor?
Jatashun Beachum: "No. Distance has never been a factor."
Sam Webb: Maybe not for you, but what about your mom?
Jatashun Beachum: "She just said go to where I'm going to like spending my next four years. She is going to give me some great advice – to do what's best for me."
Sam Webb: Ok, so do you know when you're going to make your decision?
Jatashun Beachum: "Not yet. I can't say yet."
Sam Webb: Who's on top for your right now?
Jatashun Beachum: "I don't know."
Sam Webb: It came out on an Arkansas newspaper site last week that you said it was over with Michigan and you were sticking with Arkansas.
Jatashun Beachum: "I ain't never told them that. I really don't know."
Sam Webb: What kind of advice is (Dallas A. Maceo high) Coach Barnett giving you right now?
Jatashun Beachum: "Telling me really, he wants me to go to Michigan. He talking about how Michigan is a great place (laughing). I'm going to go where I feel is the best place for me."
Sam Webb: What is going to come down for you? What are going to be the factors that push one school over the top and make you commit to them?
Jatashun Beachum: "I don't really know. Whoever throws me the most playing time... I'm trying to play."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Beachum in the coming weeks.
The Michigan Wolverines hosted one of the top remaining defensive recruits on their board a few weeks ago, in Arkansas commit, Jatashun "Big Tex" Beachum. After he returned home reports surfaced suggesting that the Maize & Blue had faded from contention. Is it really over between Beachum and the Wolverines?