Sam Webb: So you finally received that Michigan offer. Take me through how everything went down.
Allen Gant: "I was actually working out (Monday) and I got a phone call from Coach Borges and he told me that him, Coach Hoke, the defensive coordinator, and the rest of the staff, my stock was really high for them. I was a perfect fit for them. So they offered me a scholarship."
Sam Webb: I know you can do it on both sides of the ball. Did they say exactly which position they were recruiting you for or just as an athlete?
Allen Gant: "I'm being recruited for safety."
Sam Webb: What was your dad's (former Michigan DB Tony Gant) reaction when you told him the news?
Allen Gant: "I called my dad and he was real calm, but I know behind the phone he was probably going crazy and jumping up and down, because it was the offer that he wanted me to get. I know he was happy, as well as my mom."
Sam Webb: What are your impressions now that you've interacted with the Michigan coaches a bit over the last few months?
Allen Gant: "I was up in Ann Arbor about a month ago and that is when I met the whole entire staff. I think with this new staff coming in, I think Michigan is going to be back to where it used to be back in the old days, especially like guys like Coach Hoke from Michigan. I think it will be a really good time in having him up there."
Sam Webb: So where does this take you; how many other scholarship offers do you have right now?
Sam Webb: I know from talking to you for over a year now that you've always been real high on Ohio State too. What are they saying to you about a potential scholarship offer?
Allen Gant: "The last time I went up to Columbus was maybe a month ago for spring practice. Dick Tressel came to town a couple of weeks ago to watch my track meet. Not a lot has really been said in regards to scholarship offers. We are just waiting to see what happens."
Sam Webb: You said you have been running track. What do your track times look like this season?
Allen Gant: "I'm running the 4x100 and our 4x100 team is mid 43s that's pretty decent."
Sam Webb: Do you know what your best split is this season?
Allen Gant: "My best split is a 10.8."
Sam Webb: What is next for you? You said you were up at Michigan a month ago. Do you have any plans on making it back up soon or are you going to be taking any other visits?
Allen Gant: "Yeah. I plan on going to Michigan within the next couple of weeks and then once school gets out. I plan on taking other visits to different colleges to see what is out there."
Sam Webb: What does your timeline look like? Are you going to try to get this done before your senior season? When do you think this will happen?
Allen Gant: "I will get this done before my senior season."
Sam Webb: You planning on taking a lot of visits then? What does the top of your list look like? Do you have a favorite or anything like that?
Allen Gant: "I really do not have a favorite. As of right now, I'm just trying to make sure and see what best fits me and where I know I will be happy at."
Sam Webb: Are you paying attention to this recruiting class that Michigan is putting together so far?
Allen Gant: "Actually, I have seen and I have heard. There is a lot of good guys coming in. I just got a Facebook message from this tackle, Matt Godin or something like that?
Sam Webb: Yeah, from Detroit Catholic Central.
Allen Gant: "I think it is a really good class."
Allen Gant: "I know of them, but I do not know them personally."
Sam Webb: Do you know Chris Wormley at all?
Allen Gant: "Yeah, me and Chris are real close."
Sam Webb: I know he was looking at Michigan and Ohio State. Have you guys ever talked about trying to go to the same school?
Allen Gant: "Not really. I actually talked to him last week at one of my track meets. We've kind of hinted at it a little bit, but we'll just see what happens."
Sam Webb: You've been to a lot of places and you've talked to a lot of coaches, when you get ready to sit down and make that choice; how are you going to distinguish between these schools? What is going to determine which one is the best place for you?
Allen Gant: "Like I've said earlier, the college that I feel will best make me happy. That's number one. Number two, I'm trying to come to a college where I know I can make some kind of impact within my first couple of years, just like I did in high school. I'm looking for kind of the same thing when I go to college."
Sam Webb: Do you have a specific date when you going to make it back up to Michigan?
Allen Gant: "No I'm not sure. I know the staff right now is going around the U.S. recruiting. I will talk to my dad and see when we will go back up there."