Michigan in Ojemudia's Top Three

The Michigan Wolverine coaching staff continues to impress instate defensive end Mario Ojemudia out of Farmington Hills Harrison. Mario talks about his thoughts on the spring game and why Michigan keeps moving up on his list.

Mario Ojemudia visited Ann Arbor with a friend to take in the spring game and to just enjoy the whole atmosphere of the day at Michigan Stadium last Saturday.

"I came up with Devin Funchess, a teammate of mine. We usually visit schools together, and we decided to visit Michigan for the spring game."

Ojemudia looks at Michigan in a whole new light since visiting a month ago, and it has a lot to do with the way he feels about the Wolverines staff and its handling of his recruitment.

"I just feel really comfortable with the coaching staff and hanging around them. I know more about the program then I did before. The coaches are good people and they are letting me know just how important I am to the program. I didn't like Michigan at all -- but now they are in my top 3 (with, he says, MSU and Stanford). I believe they are going to be a good program."

Mario is building solid relationships with all the coaches, but it is one coach in particular who stays in his ear to let him know where he is needed in the program.

"Coach Mattison tells me how he wants me at rush end, and I like that since that is one of the best things that I do -- rushing the passer. I have a very good relationship with him; if I was to pick Michigan to attend I know he would expect a lot of me. Coach Mattison will make me a better player if I was to come to Michigan."

Although the spring game weather wise was not what everyone expected Mario still enjoyed everything it had to offer.

"Coming down the tunnel was nice. It felt like I was a part of the team. Some of the fans knew who I was. Even with the rain I still liked everything -- the fans were really into it and the atmosphere was nice."

Mario was there to see more than just the fans and atmosphere. He wanted to see what Coach Mattison was doing with the defense.

"I really like the scheme that they have with the blitzing defense, number #73 (Big Will Campbell) was impressive the way he was shedding blocks and his aggressiveness -- he is very big. Mike Martin was playing my position and I can see myself there at defensive end. I like this style of play better, and I see how I fit into the scheme."

Things ended on a good note for both Ojemudia and Fuchess as they had an opportunity to get more info about Michigan.

"We went back over to Schembechler Hall and talked with the coaches. Coach Hecklinski was really hard on me, telling me Michigan is where I should be. I like the attention they are showing me."

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