Pettaways Enjoy First Visit to Michigan

Michigan hosted 2016 Eastpointe (Mich.) South Lake running back Martell Pettaway and his parents on an unofficial visit Saturday morning. GBW caught up with Pettaway's father Mark to detail their time with the Wolverines.

In addition to hosting some of the top players in the 2014 and 2015 classes for the big house barbecue Sunday afternoon, Michigan brought in several 2016 prospects, even a 2017, for unofficial visits and tour of campus Saturday morning.

Making the 45 minute drive to Ann Arbor, 2016 Eastpointe (Mich.) South Lake running back Martell Pettaway and his parents had the opportunity to visit the Wolverines for the very first time.

"They had a meeting inside the lobby area where we met all of the coaches, a few coaches, and some other parents and kids that were there (for the visit)," Pettaway's father told GoBlueWolverine.

"Then we walked around the facility, got a tour of the locker room, got on the bus and drove around the campus area. It was interesting to see how the facility is."

Still in the early stages of his son's recruitment, already a 5-foot-10, 180-pound playmaker, the Pettaways took full advantage of their first in person interaction with Brady Hoke and the Michigan coaching staff, feeling a positive vibe from the Maize & Blue.

"They came off real well," Pettaway's father said. "My son, he liked it. We're just keeping our options open, first time ever being up there at Michigan so it was a nice facility, everything went well, it was nice, they were asking all types of questions to me and my wife. Everything went well, it's just very early right now."

With fall camp getting underway this week the Pettaways aren't scheduled to make any other visits this summer but do intend to get back to Ann Arbor for a game this season, looking to build off of their first positive experience with the Wolverines.

"We just sat back and was observing," Pettaway's father added. "We didn't ask too many questions and were just overwhelmed with the facilities and I was letting my son get the feel for everything.

"My wife liked the program that they were having and the medical division (of the academics) and the whole overall picture -- we kind of like it."

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