With the dead period now over and just a handful of 2014 targets left on the board for Michigan as signing day nears, the Wolverines’ coaching staff is making the rounds visiting several top 2015 prospects.
Thursday, Northville (Mich.) junior offensive lineman David Moorman had Michigan offensive line coach Darrell Funk drop by during fourth hour.
“He talked to my coach for a while because he’s not really allowed to talk to me due to NCAA rules,” Moorman said. “Afterward I just talked to him on the phone for about 10 minutes about football, how they want me to come down for a visit soon, and I think we’re going to talk more when I go on the visit.
Moorman added, “He said they love me and we’re just going to see how things go. I haven’t really talked to my head coach, he might’ve said something (different) to him but that’s all they said so far.”
Currently holding offers from Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Toledo, and Western Michigan, the Wolverines haven’t spoken extensively about a scholarship offer just yet but continue to display a high level of interest in the 6-foot-5, 275-pound Moorman.
“I don’t really know what to expect,” Moorman said. “During the season when I went to visit (Michigan) for the Nebraska game they said there’s a chance they could give me a late offer cause I know they only have like three spots and have already offered some guys.
“If it comes down to it there’s a chance they could offer me but I don’t know for sure what’s going on with them.
“Hopefully it’s going to happen soon, within the next year or so, but I’m just glad Michigan is talking to me, I’m enjoying every single visit and I’m excited about it.”
Moorman, currently rated a three-star prospect in the class of 2015, is hearing regularly from Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Penn State, Rutgers, as well as most of the MAC. Despite just one BCS offer, Moorman understands the process, not discouraged one bit.
“Not at all,” he said. “There’s a lot of schools that are being slower with me and it’s cause I’m an offensive lineman and don’t really come from a football powerhouse school.
“There’s definitely schools taking it slow and it doesn’t bother me at all; I’m patient. I’m just waiting for the right school to come along and if the right school is Michigan, if they offer me, I can wait as long as possible.”
Visiting East Lansing on several occasions over the last calendar year, Moorman continues to build a strong bond with the Spartans’ coaching staff.
“I talk to Michigan State probably every week, to at least one of their coaches,” he said. “I have a really good relationship with them. Over the summer they invited me down for a lot of visits so I went down there, I went to a few games during the season so my relationship with them is pretty good.
“It’s the same thing with Michigan, they’re just being patient so, we’ll see what happens.”
With all of the interest from Big Ten schools, the possibility of fulfilling a childhood fantasy remains intact.
“My dream as a kid was always to play in the Big Ten,” Moorman said. “But, if the right school from out of the Big Ten conference came into play, I’d definitely consider them.”
Moorman is in the process of pinpointing unofficial visit dates despite his busy schedule with basketball season in full swing, set to visit the Wisconsin Badgers the weekend of Jan. 31.
Of the Badgers, Moorman believes he could be close to an offer from Coach Gary Andersen.