Michigan tight ends/special teams coach Dan Ferrigno has been dropping by school after school out on the west coast of late.
Friday, Coach Ferrigno stopped in to see 2015 Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro four-star wide receiver Christian Kirk, a young man very intrigued to hear what new Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier has planned for Ann Arbor.
“It’s definitely a good pick-up,” Kirk said. “It shows me Michigan is doing something right if they can bring in a guy like that.
“And I’ve heard they’re going to do a more up tempo offense, not sure if they’re going to do spread or stick pro style but Coach Nussmeier knows how to handle his offense and go to their strengths so, I’m excited to see what they do.”
Following Coach Nussmeier’s hire, Coach Ferrigno has spent recent conversations with Kirk letting him know just how highly Alabama’s former offensive coordinator thinks of his ability on the football field.
“The one thing that really stuck out was when Coach Nussmeier came in they went down and kind of went over the film of most of the 2015 guys that they had offered,” Kirk said. “They showed Coach Nussmeier my film and he’s real excited about me.”
Kirk adding, “They haven’t told me where I’m at on their board. They make sure to tell me every time that they’re super excited about me and that they’d love to get me to commit to the school and go to Michigan. The way they talk, it sounds like I’m pretty important to them.”
The next step for Kirk and Michigan is securing an unofficial visit from the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder.
“Basically, their main goal is to get me on campus and see what Michigan has to offer,” he said. “And to meet Coach Nussmeier and Coach Hoke.”
As far as how Michigan will factor into Kirk’s visit plans this spring or summer remains to be seen. Already with visits scheduled to USC, UCLA, Oregon, Oklahoma and Ohio State, Kirk will lay out the rest of his visits soon.
“I could see (a Michigan visit) being late spring or sometime during the summer,” Kirk said. “Who knows if I’m going to have any camps in the Midwest or something so that’s something I need to sit down and talk to my parents about more and then go from there.”
Whether or not Kirk makes his way to Michigan on an unofficial or not, the Wolverines could secure an official visit next fall, in no hurry to make his verbal commitment.
“I’m taking all five of my official visits and then I’ll decide after that,” Kirk said.