Alabi Reflects on Michigan-ND Visit

Detroit Cass Tech 2015 DE Joshua Alabi talks about his recent visit to Michigan and more.****HIGHLIGHTS****

DETROIT – 2015 DE Joshua Alabi put his full talents on display last Friday, as he helped guide Detroit Cass Tech to 32-6 win over PSL rival Detroit Renaissance.

Alabi had a sack and was in on numerous tackles, and also played left tackle for Cass (4-0), all in a nights work.

"I was just playing my gap and listening to my coaches," Alabi said. "I just followed the rhythm of the game and played hard."

Rated a four-star prospect, Alabi's recruitment has been heating up, too. He was on Michigan's campus for their "Under the Lights II" matchup with Notre Dame. It was an opportunity for him to soak up the game day experience at Michigan stadium, a U-M 41-30 victory over the Irish, and after the impressive rivalry win, he said he walked away impressed with the Wolverines.

"It was a real good experience," Alabi said. "I got to see both teams, Notre Dame and Michigan, who I am both interested in. It was a great atmosphere. I saw a lot of the fans and took pictures and stuff. I talked to the coaches and it was just a great time.

While the coaching staff had their hands full dealing with night game festivities, Alabi said they did take some time to talk to him for a brief moment.

"When they talked to us it was kind of like, ‘Hey, how are you doing?' I talked to coach (Chris) Singletary, defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, I talked to him," Alabi said. "They just told me they want me. I'm just going to try to get back up there sometime.

At 6-foot-4, 240-pounds, Alabi plays a physical style of defense at Cass Tech. On his Michigan visit, he said liked the U-M defensive attack, which compares nicely to Cass.

"I did check them out," Alabi said. "They play defense like us kind of. I like their defense."

Alabi confirmed in order his current top-3 schools, which are Tennessee, Michigan State and Michigan. He said he has no set visits with his top-3 at the moment. But did say he would like to get back on campuses of three of the programs.

In the meantime, Alabi said he is just focused on having an outstanding junior season.

"Just working on getting off the ball. My kick step on offense for once playoff time come. I'm playing a lot of defense, too. I'm playing both ways. I'm just trying to stay in shape."

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