With just two offensive line commits, the Michigan Wolverines still have a long way to go before they fill their quota up front. One of the candidates capturing the Maize & Blue's attention is most Arvada West High School's Paul Thurston. The four-star lineman recently took a visit to Ann Arbor and came away very impressed.
"It was really cool being out there and seeing all of the facilities… the program," said Thurston. "The Big House was crazy… and talking with the coaches, it was great."
Among the things Thurston enjoyed most while on the trip were his conversations with the coaching staff.
"I actually got to talk with them twice over the two days," Thurston recalled. "It was great. Coach Funk is a great guy and Coach Hoke is just really easy to talk to. Talking with all of the coaches… and I talked with every single one… that was probably my favorite part of the trip."
One of the primary topics of conversation was which line position the talented youngster would play if he decided to don the winged helmet.
"I talked with Coach Funk and he said going in there he would be playing me at left tackle," the 6-5, 260-pounder stated. "I would start there. If I played there fine he would leave me there, if not he could drop me down to guard or something. Pretty much he said if I come there I'd be trying out at left tackle."
As far as a timeline goes for Thurston, he says he plans to narrow it down soon but that process could always change.
"I'll see how May plays out since other coaches are starting to talk to me and picking it up a bit," he explained. "I wanna take one or two other visits, so (my decision) could be towards the end of the summer or really early on in the season."
When asked where Michigan would factor into the narrowing of his list, Thurston certainly didn't mince words.
"I would say they're definitely already up there," he said emphatically. It's definitely a school I really like so we'll see."
Stay tuned to GoBlueWolverine.com as this recruitment continue's to unfold.