Comfort Led Ojemudia to Michigan

Farmington Hills Harrison (Mich.) defensive end Mario Ojemudia talks about today's Michigan commitment with GBW.

Farmington Hills Harrison four-star defensive end Mario Ojemudia committed to Michigan today. The 6'3, 220-lb junior picked Michigan over offers from Michigan State, Iowa, and others.

"I decided last night," he explained. "It was all about the coaches. They made me feel comfortable. When I went to practice, they weren't doing a whole lot of yelling. They were doing a lot of teaching the players. I like coach Jerry Montgomery. We talked a lot today and he was very thrilled that I committed to Michigan."

Last season, Ojemudia played defensive tackle for the Hawks, but projects to the edge in college. He says he was able to discuss his role with defensive coordinator Greg Mattison."

"I like the defense that they have. They put a lot of heat on the quarterback and they want me at defensive end and that's what I want to play in college."

The Wolverine staff was obviously excited to hear that the highly touted in-state prospect was ready to give his verbal.

"All the coaches were in the room when I committed except for Coach Hoke. They called him on the phone. He was very excited."

Ojemudia went to middle school with James Ross and Devin Funchess, both of whom are committed to Michigan. He plays with Funchess at Harrison now, along with wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, who has a Michigan offer and visited campus with the crew today.

He admits that initially, he was not that interested in the Maize and Blue.

"I wasn't even thinking about Michigan, but when they started turning up the heat and I visited. I liked the way they were recruiting me. I liked what they were saying to me. I liked what they were wanting me to do in terms of playing for them."

So with Funchess and now Ojemudia on board, Will Burbridge follow?

"I have no idea about Aaron right now. I don't know what he's going to do, but the three of us have talked about going to the same school."

Ojemudia also said his mom and dad are happy he is headed to Michigan, but it has nothing to do with football.

"My mom and dad just care about the academics and that's what they're really happy about. They know I'm going to a good school."

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