Jared Wangler checks out U-M scrimmage

Warren (Mich.) De la Salle 2014 linebacker, Jared Wangler, took in a Michigan practice on Saturday. GBW, caught up with Wangler, as he talked about the practice, his conversation with the coaching staff, his thoughts on the linebackers, his next planned visit, other schools of interest and more.

Warren (Mich.) De La Salle 2014 linebacker, Jared Wangler, was on Michigan's campus Saturday to checkout a spring practice. "I really liked the practice," Wangler told GoBlueWolverine. "I talked with the coaches a little bit at the end. I just talked to (defensive coordinator Greg Mattison) for a little bit. And that's about it. I was with mostly Shane (Morris) and Jack (Wangler) the whole time. We kind of walked around and seen some players we knew. It was sweet."

At 6-foot-2, 215-pounds, Wangler has yet to receive an offer from the Wolverines. However, he said had positive conversation with coach Mattison at practice Saturday.

"He told me to keep working hard," Wangler said. "We really didn't talk much about football. We talked about my family and how they're doing. It was more of a friendly conversation."

Wangler had a similar conversation with Michigan coach, Brady Hoke.

"He told me how much bigger I have gotten," Wangler said on his conversation with Hoke. "He said to keep working hard. I talked with him a little bit. But just like Mattison, it was more about my family and how everything is going. And how we're going to be this year and all that stuff.

Rated a three-star prospect, Wangler took special interest in the Michigan linebackers in practice.

"I definitely kept my eye on the linebackers," Wangler said. "I was kind of following them around. James Ross, definitely stuck out to me a lot. I've been watching him play since we were kids. He definitely stuck out to me."

Also, Wangler said he kept his on eye on newly hired outside linebackers coach, Roy Manning.

"I didn't get a chance to talk to him," Wangler explained. "But I really like his intensity and how he coached. I definitely enjoyed watching him in practice."

Growing up in a Michigan family, where his dad, John Wangler, was the starting quarterback at Michigan in the late 70s, and his brother, Jack, who is a walk-on wide receiver in the 2013 class, Wangler says he's familiar with mostly everything the school has to offer from his multiple visits to campus throughout his life.

"I have grown up around it," Wangler said. "I kind of know what's going on. I mean, Jack and Shane are going to be up there. So I will kind of get a feel for the campus regardless by being with them when they go up there."

Wrangler says he plans on being at the Michigan spring game on April 13. Although, he hasn't decided if he will camp at Michigan this summer.

Currently, Wangler has offers from Ohio, Toledo, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan. He did note that Penn State, Indiana and Maryland are BCS programs showing considerable interest.

"I just got back from a visit from Maryland," Wangler said. "They're definitely interested. Indiana and also Penn State. I think a lot of the schools just want to see how big I am in person. You can on project someone off film so much. You can't get a feel of big someone is. I think a lot of it is just seeing me in person and getting to know me. Maryland wants to see me run in camp. Indiana wants to see me run in camp."

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