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
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."
Joe Bolden Talks First Michigan Game
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