Mother Nature did her best to freeze Michigan’s momentum in its pursuit of Sugar Land (TX.) Austin RB Vic Enwere last weekend, but her blizzard-filled effort was as successful as some may have predicted.
“(The weather) wasn’t really too big of a deal to me,” said Enwere. “It was just there. It was not really a hard adjustment. It’s nice to see some snow. We don’t really get too much of that down here. It was good.”
“The visit went well. It went good. I came down and met some of the guys that have committed. It was good trip overall. I saw everything I needed to see. Good coaching staff. I spoke to every coach on the staff while I was there. Coach Hoke mainly was who I spoke to and also the offensive coordinator. I got a chance to spend some time with everybody and just have them tell me their point of view on things. I got to go to a practice that was pretty good. I saw how division one football goes, so all in all it was pretty good.”
Checking out the Wolverines’ depth chart was one of many items on Enwere’s agenda, and upon doing so he was not at all discouraged by what he saw.
“They let me know that there will be possible playing time there early and I got to see the depth chart for myself,” he said. “Being able to see the running back out there for myself and they don’t really have too many. Sometimes it is quantity thing and sometimes a quality thing. “
With freshmen Derrick Green and DeVeon Smith as prime contenders heading into the spring and redshirt freshman Drake Johnson returning from ACL surgery, for Michigan it’s clearly a quantity thing. That’s a point his player host Amara Darboh and quarterback Devin Gardner certainly made mention of, but the flock of 2014 commits in attendance emphasized it even more.
“They did lay that on me somewhat and they want me to complete the class,” Enwere recalled. “I heard from Moe Ways, I heard from Jabrill Peppers… pretty much all the guys. I heard from Brandon Watson, I heard from Freddy Canteen… just all the guys all together really. But it’s the type of where thing where I am going to stick to my morals and keep my original plan.”
That plan calls for him to visit for the first time the school he initially committed to.
“Right now California is the only one I have set up and most likely will be the only one I am going to take. I don’t know that anything will change in between now and then.”
One notable difference between that visit and the one he just took to Michigan is his parents will be making the trip to Berkeley with him. That begs an obvious question… will that be a significant factor in his choice.
“No,” replied Enwere emphatically, “because at the end of the day the decision is 100% mine. They are just tagging along for the ride somewhat. It does not change anything.”
“It is more just where I fit in best, where I feel most comfortable. It is not just (only) those factors, it is everything as a whole together. We will see how that goes.”