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
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
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."
Michigan in Ojemudia's Top Three
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