Joe Bolden Talks First Michigan Game

The linebacker commit from Cincinnati Colerain caught up with GoBlueWolverine about his first Michigan game, a teammate, and the possibility of an early enrollment.

Joe Bolden, the 6'3" 230 pound linebacker committed to the Wolverines, made his way up to Ann Arbor again, but this time for his first ever game in the Big House.

"We got up there about 9:30 in the morning and we were down by the golf course and we walked by Schembechler Hall and everything and the game day atmosphere in Ann Arbor is very unique and you could tell as soon as you stepped foot outside the car that it was going to be a good day and it was," Bolden recalled for GoBlueWolverine.

His first game did not disappoint, especially the fans that packed the corner of Stadium and Main.

"It's a lot of people. That was the first thing that popped in my mind and it's a lot of people not only in one place but cheering for one team. It's really neat to see one group of people like that to come in and support one team and it's pretty amazing,"

Bolden has been impressed with what the Wolverines have offered thus far in the month of September.

"It's good," Bolden said of the Wolverines start. "If they keep up what they're doing and get better each week then it's going to be a real good year for them and a special one, especially with Coach Hoke's first year and I think he's put together a real good football team and it's only getting better."

Bolden got to hang out with a few of his future teammates and the camaraderie of the 2012 class means a lot to him.

"It's special. I know a couple of us are trying to get out early and trying to get up there to Ann Arbor and I think that's going to help a lot especially with becoming accommodated with your school and especially with weight lifting and running and playbook. We'll really become a unit as our class as an addition to what's already going on there."

Bolden for the first time acknowledged that he may be on campus in three short months as an early enroller.

"There is definitely very, very good possibility of me getting there in January on the third. I'm taking classes right now that should get me done by December 23rd to get my transcript up to Ann Arbor and that's what I plan on doing and that's what I hope happens."

Bolden also acknowledged that while the Wolverines class may be almost full, there is a new name to possibly add to the equation and that Michigan fans need not search further than his high school teammate.

"We've got 23 commits right now and there really isn't that many people to talk to. They did say something about our (Colerain High School) nose guard Trae Clark who has SEC, Big Ten, Big East offers and they said there is a possibility of him but with the scholarships, there is a chance and if he gets an offer from them I'll definitely be working on him."

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