Mark Harrell enjoys trip to Michigan

The North Carolina TE/OT has seen his offer list increase after a big junior season. Find out what the young road-grading pass-catcher had to say after checking out Michigan's first Junior Day, what position he plans to play, and a whole lot more.

The Wolverines have continued to pound the pavement looking anywhere and everywhere for big bodies upfront. At 6'5 and 260 pounds Mark Harrell is in a strong position regarding his future. After receiving plenty of offers from all over the country, the question now is where will he lineup?"

"A lot of the schools are recruiting me as a tackle, all but one of them," Harrell told Gobluewolverine. Michigan has offered me as a tight end but they said if I don't do well at tight end they'd be happy for me to play either one.

"As of right now I'll just play wherever someone put's me. There really isn't a preference to me. Where I can benefit a college team is where I want to play."

With the Wolverines offering different opportunities at playing time, Matt came up with his parents for the Junior Day last weekend.

"It was a lot of fun. We got to meet the new coaching staff; they were real good guys. We got to see all of the facilities, academic buildings, the athletic support buildings, and we got to go in the Big House which was pretty cool. We also watched a practice. I like how Brady Hoke does practices, very high pace, very fast pace and they get a lot done."

Not only did Harrell enjoy the way the coaches coach, he saw some good things from the players as well.

"They compete, they were doing a full scrimmage, getting after it. They weren't like dirty or anything like that, they were competing as a team not necessarily against each other. They were making themselves better, picking each other up."

Mark's favorite part of the trip involved some one on one talk with Head Coach Brady Hoke.

"Meeting Coach Hoke was probably my favorite part of the visit -- getting to meet and talk to Coach Hoke and get his view on what he's going to do with the program. I think he can turn it around, he's a good guy and a good coach."

Mark plans on taking more visits this spring with a clear understanding of when he want's to have a decision made.

"Hopefully I'll be able to narrow it down to about 5, maybe 6 schools if I'm feeling strongly about a 6th school, some time in the late spring. Hopefully I can think about it and just make a decision before I step on the field my senior year, so I can focus on my high school season."

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