Michigan Surges with Mason Cole

East Lake (Fla.) High 2014 offensive tackle Mason took an unofficial visit to Michigan this weekend. GBW, caught up with the four-star tackle as he talked about his visit, his thoughts on committing early, wearing the Michigan jersey, who his leader is, decision timeline, and more.

East Lake (Fla.) High 2014 offensive tackle Mason Cole is one of the top prospects from the sunshine state, and he and was in Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend to check out Michigan for his unofficial visit.

"It was awesome," Cole told GoBlueWolverine. "I had an amazing time. Spending time with players was the best part."

Cole spent time with current players, commits, and recruits during the course of his visit. And current 2014 Wolverine commits, Wilton Speight and Michael Ferns used their existing friendships with Cole to recruit him to Michigan, as each of them has put on their best recruiting pitch on the Florida star.

"Yeah, they both are. Especially, Wilton," Cole said on Speight-and-Ferns' recruiting of him. "Yeah, we're already bonding pretty good."

With that friendship blooming between Cole and the current 2014 class, is a commitment on the horizon?

"I don't know … we'll have to see," Cole said with a chuckle.

Cole said wearing the Michigan jersey in the locker room with the other players during his visit was a nice experience. The picture has already gone viral on Twitter and showcased other top prospects--Drake Harris and Elijah Hood—as they dawned the home Wolverine jersey.

"Yeah, it was awesome," Cole exclaimed. "It fits nice too."

With the recent departure of Michigan defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery to Oklahoma, Cole said that will not affect his recruitment whatsoever.

"Not at all," Cole said. "I have a good relationship with every coach there. So it's all good."

Currently, Cole has offers from Michigan, Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, South Florida, Stanford, UCF, and USC. But the Maize and Blue are the leaders in the clubhouse for his college services.

"Michigan's leading," Cole said, "but I don't I really don't have an organized top-five. And from here on out anything can happen."

As far as a decision timeline, Cole didn't let out any hints of an early commitment.

"I'm just going with the flow," Cole said regarding a timetable.


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