Last weekend Drew Owens had a chance to put on a show on the field before he came to see the Wolverines play. Against highly acclaimed Butler High in North Carolina, he was put in the slot, and big things happened for the Ardrey Kell HS team after that.
"They had me playing the slot," he told GBW. "It was a quick slant and I went 80 yards for a
touchdown. I turned on the after burners and it was over. My team lost the
game. Some people feel we are playing over our heads but I feel we are playing
just the way we are supposed to."
It is his size, 6'5" and 230 pounds, and skill that has the Wolverines and other schools
salivating to have him be a part of their program.
Last weekend Owens took his first visit ever to Ann
Arbor, and he enjoyed the atmosphere.
"The campus was huge, and it was so beautiful. Ann Arbor is a football town.
Looking at the more the 112,000 that were there -- that was a good look. The crowd was
real loud, they really had me going. It was a very good visit."
Drew had a chance during the game to see how the tight ends were used, and he had
a chance to talk to a Wolverine tight end to see his thoughts on what Michigan does with
"They play two tight ends a lot. They block well and catch well; you can tell the
offense is evolving. Talking with Kevin Koger who was my host, he told me does
not mind sharing time because it allows him to be fresher and to go hard every
play that he is in there. Michigan is beginning to throw to the tight ends more
Koger and crew really made an impression on the young tight end.
"Kevin Koger, Patrick Omameh and Kenny Demens, those guys are really cool. All
three are great recruiters. They were talking to me about coming to Michigan.
Patrick is a really big guy."
Owens also had a chance to vibe with someone who has the same type of intensity as
he does and who has played the position of tight end.
"Coach Calvin Magee is a high intensity guy. He has tight end experience. If I do
go there I will know they have an unbelievable coaching staff."
Drew's highlight of the weekend, according to him, was the one on one meeting with
"Coach Rod's one on one meeting with me was really good. He talked to me about
his young team and how promising they are right now, as well as how they are
getting better. He told me to make sure that Michigan was on my mind. He is so
down to earth, it was good talking with him."
Michigan is going to make sure they stay on his mind in the coming days.
"Coach Gibson will be down to see me this Friday."
Just how does he feel about the Maize and Blue?
"They are still top-five on my list."
Owens likes what he sees at Michigan
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