Michigan getting help in Willis recruitment

The Wolverines have had an eye on 2013 5-star DB Priest Willis out of Arizona for quite some time. It looks as if the Michigan staff is receiving help from a familiar face.

There are times when no matter how good you are help is needed to put you in the right direction. In regards to Michigan's recruitment of 5-star corner back Priest Willis Michigan is certainly receiving assistance on him and his interest in the Wolverines.

"I have talk to Shane Morris," Willis told GoBlueWolverine, "and he has been putting stuff in my head about how good the football staff is. He is a great quarterback, so we have remained in contact with each other."

The two have ran into each other on the summer football circuit, and that is how they have started the talk about Priest and the Wolverines.

"We went back and forth on twitter, and then at The Opening in Oregon he was  talking with Laquon Treadwell and I was over there as well. We were all chatting it up pretty good, and he talked about the Wolverines. We also talked at the Gridiron Kings in Orlando, Florida. Shane is a cool guy to talk to with."

It is good to have a recruit that is already committed to speak with another recruit. What also helps is that Priest does have some knowledge about Michigan already.

"I like Michigan's program and their tradition that they have," he said. "I really like what I have read about them so far. They are attractive. The defensive puts up good numbers and I like what the coaching staff does with the DB's and the different coverages they run."

Michigan is hoping to receive one of Willis' official visits, but all they can do right now is to keep recruiting him hard. It does help that with the two visits that he has scheduled -- Michigan so happens to be playing those teams. "Right now I have visits scheduled for Notre Dame and Nebraska so I will have the opportunity to see Michigan play in both of those games."

Willis plans an official visit to LSU as well.

At this time Willis says he just wants to get better at playing the cornerback position, and he understands all the little things that go with it.

"I am trying to become a better athlete. I want to be a student of the game so I can continue to work hard and improve on everything."

A decision on a college destination for Willis could come tomorrow, or on signing day -- it is all the way he feels, and some divine intervention.

"God, my parent , head coach and my trainer will help me make the best decision for me," he said. "It has to feel right, the school that I choose to go to -- it will be a feeling that I have."

As to whether Willis will feel like taking one of his two unscheduled official visits to Michigan -- time will tell.


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