In-State Sophomore Visits Michigan

Zeeland West (Mich.) sophomore TE Jordan Van Dort recaps his visit to Michigan.

Zeeland West's Jordan Van Dort is looking like one of the top class of 2014 prospects in the Midwest, and the Michigan Wolverines' fast start in 2013 has them looking at younger guys like him already.

"I was [at Michigan] yesterday," the 6'5, 280-lb sophomore said. "It was really good. I enjoyed it a lot. I talked to a lot of the coaches. Coach Hoke just kind of talked about how my season went for high school football."

That season went very well as Van Dort was a key blocker, pass catcher, defensive tackle and even holder on a state championship team. That has drawn him interest from Michigan State, Wisconsin and the Wolverines, who hope to evaluate him further.

"I have to send in film. We're working on a new highlight film this week and they gave me a camp brochure and I'm going to go to their camp."

While Van Dort did many things for the Dux last season, and tight end is his natural position, it is likely he will outgrow that spot, but the Wolverines have not specified where they see him yet.

"I don't really know," he said of his projected position with the Maize and Blue, "but I think it's more interior offensive line."

This being his first college practice, Van Dort noted how it ran like clockwork.

"Everything was really precise and everyone knew really what they had to do and what times they had to do it. Obviously Denard Robinson and those kind of players stood out too."

Van Dort says this was the only visit he had planned for the immediate future.

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