Near frigid temperatures, a cool breeze, and hail didn’t stop 2014 East Lake (Fla.) high school wide receiver Artavis Scott from making a weekend visit to Ann Arbor to be in the stands for Michigan’s 2013 spring football game at the big house on Saturday afternoon.
Coming from high’s in the mid-80’s to 30-degree weather is a vast difference, but Scott enjoyed himself nonetheless.
“It was pretty cool,” Scott told GoBlueWolverine, jokingly referring to the weather. “I liked the atmosphere and seeing that many people come to a spring game is just another way they (fans) love football.”
Scott had a front row seat for a very productive showing in the passing game out of Michigan junior quarterback Devin Gardner, including an on the money deep ball to sophomore wide receiver Amara Darboh that caught his eye.
Off the field, Darboh was able to catch Scott’s attention as well.
“The receiver, Amara, he was pretty cool,” said Scott. “And I met most of the players, hanging out with them, so that was pretty cool.
“(The best part was) probably just going out with all of the players. That’s probably the biggest thing, and meeting new people.”
The teammate of 2014 Michigan offensive line commitment Mason Cole, also in Ann Arbor over the weekend, Scott was surrounded by other commits, linebacker Michael Ferns, and quarterback Wilton Speight, not to mention being surrounded by members of the 2013 class set to arrive on campus this June.
Bottom line, Scott heard the message loud and clear.
“They want me to be a part of the family,” said Scott. “But I still got to do what I need to do before I decide.”
“It (joining) came to my mind but I didn’t think about it when I was there. I was just thinking about going and having fun and watching football -- that kind of stuff.”
Although Scott maintained that he doesn’t have a list and is unsure of his visit plans and timeline in the near future, the 6-0, 175-pounder was present for fellow receiver Drake Harris’ commitment to the Wolverines -- a decision he fully embraces.
“It was pretty cool for him to commit,” said Scott. “I knew he was eventually but I didn’t think it was going to be like that, but it was pretty nice that he did.”