Mann checks out in-state powers

Bay City Western sophomore quarterback takes Friday trips to both Michigan State and Michigan and talks about the pair of schools.

It was a busy Friday for Bruce Mann, who took visits to both Michigan State and Michigan.

The Bay City Western sophomore quarterback started off the day in East Lansing, a visit that he said was really fun.

”They showed us all their new facilities and stuff that they are building,” Mann said. “We got to go through the stadium and stuff. I really liked their practice and the intensity and speed of it. I felt really good there.”

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound signal caller had lunch on campus as well, where he met current Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook.

“He just introduced himself to me and I introduced myself to him and we took a picture,” Mann said.

Next, Mann headed to Ann Arbor to check out the Wolverines.

“They were in their first day of pads, so it was really intense,” he said. “They were really getting after it and I thought that was really cool.”

The contact he has had with Michigan so far has not been major, he said, but he did get a chance to talk with Doug Nussmeier.

”We are going to get tickets to go down to one of their games (for a visit), so that’s kind of something,” he said.

Mann camped at both MSU and UM this summer, also making stops at Tennessee and Ohio State.

“It has just been awesome being able to travel around and go visit other colleges and get a new feel and experience for everything,” he said. “It’s all very new to me right now.”

Coming off a 2-7 season at Bay City Western, Mann is focused on not only individual improvement heading into the 2014 season, but doing better as a team, as well.

“I really just want to improve and win a lot of football games, seeing myself get better and my team win more games,” he said.

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