Michigan's spring game Saturday was truly a family affair for Farmington Hills Harrison tight end, Devin Funchess. That only enhanced an experience already made positive by the red carpet treatment shown him by the Michigan coaching staff.
"They showed me a lot a love," said Funchess of the Maize & Blue. "It was good. My uncle, my little brother, sister and two close relatives (came along). We were all just sitting there and enjoying the spring game."
The versatile pass-catcher is one of a handful of tight ends that the Wolverines are aggressively pursuing at the moment. That said, he was reminded of where he stands in that group.
"They said (they're taking) two (tight ends)," Funchess reported. "I'm very high on the list."
Good friend and former little league teammate Royce Jenkins-Stone is also a priority recruit for the Brady Hoke & company. The Cass Tech star ended his recruitment early by pledging to the Wolverines on Saturday. Funchess, however, plans to handle things a bit differently.
"We thought (Jenkins-Stone) was going to wait it out and go on some other visits and then make a decision," he stated. "We were surprised. I'm going to wait until later. I don't yet (whether it'll be in the fall or next winter). I'll try to figure that out."
The next phase of his recruitment calls for him to visit more campuses in the coming months. Only afterward will he feel comfortable determining a leaderboard.
"I don't know right now exactly where I'm headed next," said Funchess. "I don't have a list of favorites yet. I'm looking at all the schools that have offered me… Michigan State, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Indiana, Illinois, Bowling Green, University of Cincinnati and Virginia."