Aziz Updates his Recruitment with GBW

Defensive tackle Aziz Shittu out of Atwater, CA recently decommited from Stanford and reopened his recruitment. He talks to GBW about where he stands with his recruiting and what schools are involved.

One of the nation's top defensive tackles, Utah's Aziz Shittu ('s #41 prospect) just reopened his recruitment -- but this is not one of those cold feet deals. Aziz just wants to make sure he is making the right choice in terms of the school he selects to attend. He gave GoBlueWolverine a breakdown of the schools on his list and how he feels about them ... and this is in no particular order.

California: "I like the environment they have there. I have a good time with the staff."

Stanford: "I am real comfortable there with everyone overall. I still like Stanford and what they have to offer."

USC: "Great tradition, and a lot of pros come out of their good coaching staff."

Michigan: "They're a team that is coming back -- great defensive guys over there as well as a good coaching staff."

Aziz has had contact with the Wolverines staff about his future at Michigan, and he tells us just how he feels about the Maize and Blue.

"Coach Ferrigno (Tight ends and special teams coach) came out to see me and wants to know when I am coming out to visit. Coach Mattison (defensive coordinator) told me he would make me into the next Terrell Suggs and that I might have more than the 12 sacks he had. Coach Mattison said I have a great chance to play early, and start, because Michigan needs defensive lineman."

Shittu is familiar with Maize and Blue tradition.

"Michigan is Michigan. When people think Michigan they think Rose Bowls, Heismans, and Charles Woodson. Michigan is one of the Meccas of Football."

As for a decision, Shittu said he will know when he is ready to choose the school of his choice.

"It will be how comfortable I am with the school. It will be the place that has great academics and athletics. It will be a feeling of where I need to be."

"For right now, my decision will come in early January or Signing Day."

As for Michigan, as of now they'll get one of Shittu's official visits, and then take things from there. For a player of his caliber -- assuming there's room in the class -- it is worth the wait.

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