'16 RB Kentrail Moran is Hearing from U-M

Four-star RB Kentrail Moran discusses his interest in Michigan, a possible visit to Ann Arbor, what he's looking for in a program and more.

O'Fallon (Ill.) High 2016 running back Kentrail Moran is a player on the rise in the Midwest. He already holds notable offers from in-state programs Illinois and Northern Illinois. And recently Michigan showed some interest in the four-star sophomore, when U-M coach Brady Hoke and assistant Jeff Hecklinski stopped stop by to talk with Moran's coaches at O'Fallon.

Since then, Moran has talked with Hoke on the phone -- and the possibility of visit to Ann Arbor seems highly likely in the near future.

"The conversation went well," Moran said on his conversation with Hoke. "He was saying he really wanted me to come up to the school for a visit. … He was saying how they really like me and how they want me to be a Michigan player."

Moran says he will most likely visit for a Michigan basketball game on Feb. 16 (Wisconsin) or on Feb 23 (Michigan State).

At 5-foot-11, 192-pounds, Moran could be the break out back the Wolverines coaching staff desires. And while he doesn't have an offer from the Maize and Blue, he said watches the Michigan program on the regular and very interested in the what U-M has to offer.

"I watched a lot of their games last year," Moran said. "I know they are good program. And Michigan is what I am looking for in a school."

What exactly is Moran looking for in a program?

"I am looking on how all the coaches treat me," Moran said. "How I feel if it is like home. Is it a great place for me."

Currently, Moran said he is hearing considerable interest from Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, Alabama, Oregon and Indiana to name a few. And he wanted to make a point that distance will never be a factor in his recruitment.

"Distance will never be a factor at all," Moran said, noting his mother fully supports him on his decision.

As far as decision timeline, Moran says he will make it sometime after his senior.

"I'm planning on if I make it the Under Armor All-American Game or probably on signing day," Moran said.

In the meantime, Moran says he will be working towards having a strong junior season at O'Fallon.

"I am going to working on catching ability, my vision, my running and most of all my being a better e leader."

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