Cole to Stay the Night in Ann Arbor

Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage 2015 four-star athlete Brian Cole talks his upcoming visit to U-M, what he is looking for on his visit, other schools of interest and more.

MIDLAND, Mich. – On the eve of one of the biggest recruiting days of the year, Michigan will play host to over a dozen top football players throughout the Midwest for their basketball game with in-state rival Michigan State on Sunday.

One of the top prospects in attendance will be Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage 2015 four-star athlete Brian Cole, who will also be staying the night on Saturday to take in fully what the Wolverines have to offer.

"(It's) just another chance to get to know them," Cole said on his upcoming visit to U-M. "We're stopping at a hockey game I guess. And then Sunday we're going to the basketball game. But nothing really (in particular), just want to get a better relationship with them and get to know them better. And get to spend a lot more time with them, instead of like just (for) a couple hours. "

Cole, who was offered by Michigan last year, says he knows the U-M coaching staff "pretty good" and is just looking to further that relationship on his visit.

"To be honest, I know them all pretty good," Cole said. "So just getting to know them even better is basically what we are doing. I could spend a little more time with coach Roy Manning, coach (Fred) Jackson and (coach) Brady Hoke and them of course. Just get to know them better (then) I already know them."

Currently, Cole has notable offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Wisconsin among others. He was slated to take a visit to Wisconsin recently, but had to cancel due to weather conditions plaguing the Midwest. Although, he says will likely reschedule a visit with the Badgers in the near future. He also noted that he has talked with Alabama and trying to schedule a visit to Tuscaloosa.

At 6-foot-2, 205-pounds, Cole is rated the No. 5 WR in the latest player rankings. However, he says he is leaning towards playing defense at the next level.

"I'm kind of feeling (defensive back)," Cole said. "I am feeling that safety position. Like, for longevity wise."

Cole admits where a college wants to play him is going to be a huge part of his recruitment. In the end, he says he just wants a school to be "truthful" with him on his recruitment.

"I'm just trying to find the truth," Cole said. "That's basically about it. I'm trying to find the truth, and see who is real and who is not real."

And as a far as a naming a leader, Cole said: "Everybody is even. Everybody is No. 1 right now."

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