'15 SG Michael Benkert enjoys A2 experience

2015 Center Grove (IN) high school shooting guard Michael Benkert visited the Wolverines for the football team's game against Air Force Saturday. Benkert talks with GBW about the experience, who he interacted with, and how helpful it was for Michigan.

Having already camped at Michigan back in June, 2015 Center Grove (IN) high school shooting guard Michael Benkert spent Saturday in Ann Arbor once again—this time for Michigan football's home opener against the Air Force Falcons.

"It went well," Benkert told GoBlueWolverine. "They showed me around campus and they gave me a tour of the locker rooms and stuff again. It was pretty nice."

Hoping to build on a developing relationship with the Michigan coaching staff, Benkert enjoyed his time tailgating and interacting with the men in charge of the Wolverine basketball program.

"I feel like I got to talk with them a lot more," said Benkert. "All of the coaches this time. The environment we were at was really nice. It was very lively. Everybody was all pumped for the football game and even the coaches were all excited. It was just a really nice, happy environment."

Contributing to the experience for Benkert was the opportunity to talk with current members of the Michigan basketball team, to learn first hand what it's like to be a part of the Wolverine's program.

"I mostly talked to Tim Hardaway a lot and Glenn Robinson," said Benkert. "They just talked to me about how they love the coaches and that Michigan is a great college to go to."

The visit wasn't solely focused on the basketball side of things Michigan has to offer, but also a trip to the academic center to show Benkert the support student-athletes have in the classroom.

"They took me to the academic place where all the athletes do their studying," said Benkert. "They said that each athlete gets a tutor for each class, and that it's pretty hard to fail academically there."

Getting a glimpse inside the daily workings of the Michigan basketball program went a long way for Benkert as his recruiting process continues to develop.

"I think it helped a lot," said Benkert. "This time I got to see more of the campus and what they're like academically; and knowing that, I think, helps a lot with the relationship."

"I'll be going back up there again."


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