Sam Webb: So what can you tell us about Nelson Agholor?
Garrett Rivas: "Whatever you want to know. I've known the kid for the last three years, this will be his fourth year. He's an explosive big play caliber wide receiver, defensive back, kick returner."
Sam Webb: When did you guys as a staff realize that this kid is special?
Garrett Rivas: "We noticed originally catching passes his first day and just the way he catches the ball with his body, his routes. You can tell he has got a little snake to him, and we kind of had a feeling that he was going to be a special kid, and he kind of came with a little bit of buzz from playing Little League and what not."
Sam Webb: At what point did Michigan start showing interest in him?
Garrett Rivas: "I believe it was just this past year. Last year, Coach Rodriguez had film on him, but then through the transition never really sent anything out. Once Coach Hoke took over, in the last couple of months they've started recruiting him."
Sam Webb: Do you think that he has legitimate interest in Michigan?
Garrett Rivas: "In talking with him, he is not really showing any disinterest in any place. As we were going through our spring football, he didn't want to really focus on any kind of list of anybody. He is going to sit down this week after exams are over with his family and he is going to lay a list out and see who is offering and go from there. He has kind of made it a point to not show interest or disinterest anywhere because he wanted to know who all was going to offer before he started making any decisions. "
Sam Webb: You said you have been coaching the kid for three or four years now. Knowing him like you do, what do you think are going to be the significant factors in which schools make the cut and which schools do not?
Garrett Rivas: "The school that I'm at, Berkeley Prep, is a highly academic school and I think academics will play a role. I think he just wants to feel comfortable. He plans on being there. Obviously, I'm just acting on things that he said before, but he is going to be there for four to five years and he wants to go somewhere where he can feel at home and can feel comfortable and I say at home, I don't necessarily mean close to home, but he just wants to feel comfortable, feel like he fits in and he wants to be able to be a factor on the team."
Sam Webb: How big of a factor do you think distance from home is going to be for him?
Garrett Rivas: "I don't think it is going to be an issue at all. He has not said that is going to play a role at all. The main thing he says it that he wants to truly feel comfortable and he is going to be there for a while and that's kind of what he said."