"It is the Big House that's all I got to say," Day replied when asked to explain his decision to attend Michigan's spring game over others. "I came to show support for the Blue! I liked it. It was exciting… just real live. I can't imagine 100,000 people in there."
One thing he can now imagine is how the Michigan defense will look next fall. The way new defensive coordinator Greg Mattison utilized Mike Martin Saturday proved to be particularly impactful.
"They like to move their defensive line and they showed their athletic ability," Day stated. "I really think I can fit in their defense. You can just be moving everywhere. I love that. I like what they do with their defense."
The coaching staff spent a great deal of time after the game expressing to the Hoosier State star just how well he'd fit into their plans. They also worked on enhancing the already strong rapport they have with the talented youngster and his family.
"Coach Hoke is really nice," said Day. "He knows what he's got to do and he has got to be rough when he needs to. Coach Montgomery… we're building a relationship right now and it is starting to get strong. Coach Mattison… we're really starting to build a relationship and he is telling me what I'm going to do if I come here."
That Mattison can show film of his defensive plan in action on the pro level continues to be a huge feather in Michigan's cap. That the film is of the Baltimore is especially meaningful in Day's case.
"The Ravens were my favorite team," he said. "That's an extra little boost."
Every little bit helps in a race that Scout.com's #9 DT insists is still wide open. Now his focus shifts to the next trip on the docket.
Said Day, "Next weekend I'm going to Virginia Tech with Kris Harley."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Day in the weeks and months to come.