It wasn’t going to be an easy proposition for Michigan to gain traction in the Sam Grant’s recruitment. The confusion over whether the Wolverines had extended him an offer last winter caused him to cool on the Maize & Blue considerably. However, things suddenly began warming up earlier this week when Michigan tight ends coach Dan Ferrigno paid Grant a visit. The talented youngster then reciprocated by making his way to Ann Arbor this weekend.
“I had a good time on my visit,” Grant said after leaving. “There’s a good opportunity there. I have a lot to think about.”
The graduation of Kevin Koger will leave the Wolverines with only two non-true freshman tight ends next season. Grant’s 6-7, 235-lb. frame would put him in position to immediately compete for a spot in the rotation. That scenario was spelled out to at length during his time in the Great Lake State, and if history is any indicator, Brady Hoke & company will receive a little help in painting that picture when the talented youngster gets home.
“It’s a great and historic program,” Grant told GoBlueWolverine previously. “They have the most wins of any program in Division-1. My tight end coach, John Jaeckin played there and he played at Ignatius. He’s always giving me updates on how they’re doing and he’s basically my pipeline of information from Michigan.”
Another pipeline to information is five-star Lakewood (OH) St. Edward lineman, Kyle Kalis. The chance to continue being teammates is something that Grant is pondering, but that’s not the only thing has him rethinking his verbal pledge to Boston College.
“Playing with Kyle would be a nice bonus, but not a huge factor,” he said. (A decision will come) sooner (rather) than later. I’m going to take some more visits.”
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Grant in the days and weeks to come.