U-M after another Trotwood-Madison prospect

The Michigan football program has traditionally had some success recruiting out of one of Ohio's top high school football programs Trotwood Madison. So it is not a surprise that 2013 linebacker prospect Mike McCray has caught their attention. Mike tells GBW about his offers, what he knows about Michigan, and what he is looking for in a college.

Michael McCray is a young man that is really happy about how the recruiting process is treating him. Through his hard work colleges have taken notice of his football skills.

"It feels great" to get the recruiting attention, he told GoBlueWolverine. "It is a good experience to go through and it is not something that is overwhelming. I have received 12 offers and most of those came after Signing Day."

Michigan is a college that McCray is very well aware of considering he has two former Trotwood-Madison alums playing for the Maize andBlue. He has also had the chance to see them up close and personal and experience how it feels to be around the program.

"Brandon Moore and Roy Roundtree, they come back to talk with us and help us about staying focused in school and working hard. I had the opportunity to attend the Michigan victory over Notre Dame -- it was a great atmosphere and Roy caught the winning touchdown."

Mike had a chance to talk with a few Michigan coaches who told him they like what they see in the 6'2 220 pound linebacker.

"The coaches had a chance to watch film on me, and they told me that they need a player like me in their future. I talked with Head coach Brady Hoke, defensive cooridinator Greg Mattison and linebacker coach Mark Smith. They are really nice and outgoing. I like what Michigan has to offer -- they have nice facilities, history and tradition."

Colleges recruiting Mike McCray need to know what he is looking for if they want his signature come signing day.

"I am looking for a good education. It is something that my parents have impressed upon me -- both of my parents are college graduates. Also to have the chance to play for a winning program. I want to compete for a starting spot. And I want to play around a family atmosphere."

Mike is also getting advice from his parents about the recruiting process.

"My parents want me to go wherever the best place for me is going to be. They talk with me about what to look for with the schools that are coming after me."

Stay tuned as the Wolverines battle Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, Illinois, Purdue, and many other schools for McCray.

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