SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- A chiseled 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, 2015 Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage wide receiver Brian Cole looked the part over the weekend, competing at Sound Mind Sound Body in Southfield.
Physically one of the most well put together athletes at camp, Cole brings a nice blend of quickness, route running, and soft hands to the position, implementing some of the techniques college coaches were offering in drills.
“It’s a great experience,” Cole told GoBlueWolverine. “It feels like you’re playing in college with them because they’re actually teaching you the same thing they teach their players. It’s a great experience to make you feel like you’re doing bigger things than what you were in high school. You’re learning more things than you usually would.”
Emphasis on hand usage, specifically in press, man-to-man coverage was at a surplus, and Cole ate up any advantage he could gain against the opposition.
“Mainly when I’m running my routes,” Cole said, “I’m getting into my routes still, but making little moves to throw the corner off course and run at them as fast as I can until I get them on their toes.”
Michigan wide receivers coach Jeff Hecklinski worked closely with Cole Friday, furthering an already strong bond between the playmaking wide out and the Wolverines.
“It was actually really good,” said Cole. “I feel blessed and comfortable in what I’m doing and what he’s been teaching me and what I’m looking forward to (with Michigan).
“I already know them pretty well -- like a family pretty much.”
Currently holding offers from Eastern Michigan, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Tennessee, Cole says schools are “all even” at this point and maintains he’ll continue to take his time with the recruiting process.
Cole camped at Michigan State on Sunday and plans to be in Ann Arbor Tuesday to compete in the Michigan football camp.