Pettway Enjoys his visit to Michigan

STORY: South Lake (Mich.) 2016 RB Martell Pettaway discusses his latest Michigan visit inside, his thoughts on the Wolverines, other schools of interest, what he is looking for in a program and more.

Southlake (Mich.) sophomore Martell Pettaway was one many football recruits visiting this past weekend for Michigan's men's basketball game against Indiana. And after spending time with the Michigan coaching staff, the four-star running back admits the overall visit was a success.

"It went pretty well," Pettaway said. "I went to the locker room and put on a jersey. I went to the basketball game with a few of the guys. Me and coach (Chris) Singletary talked about some things."

Some of the "things" Singletary proposed to Pettaway, was if he could handle the pressure of paying at Michigan? If he could handle the big stage?

And the 5-foot-9, 203-pounder, didn't fret with proposed questions.

"I feel pretty comfortable up there," Pettaway said. "I like it. It's not too much pressure for me, I like the big stage."

Now, the next big question is – when will Pettaway get back to Ann Arbor?

"(Singletary) asked me to come up to a few of their practices this week and a few of their games," Pettaway said. "So I'm going to try to get up there."

However, Pettaway says he doesn't have set date for his next visit to Michigan's campus. He also noted he "wouldn't mind" camping this June.

While Pettaway has no offers at the moment, he says Michigan and Michigan State are his top two recruiters. He says he is planning a trip to MSU in the near future, but no date has been set yet. Also, he took a visit to Tennessee earlier this month, and said the Vols coaching staff came away impressed with his sophomore film.

"They seemed pretty interested, they watched my highlight tape," Pettaway said. "I talked with their running back coach, so they seemed pretty interested."

As far as what he looking for in a program, Pettway said academics will play a major role in his recruitment.

"I am really looking for a nice program not solely based on football," Pettaway said. "I want them to help their kids graduate from college so they can have better chance in life. I like to win too. But I need the education part in there. That's what I am looking for in these colleges."

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