The wave of Michigan offensive line offers made its way across Maryland in recent weeks. One of the schools covered along the way was Greenbelt Eleanor Roosevelt, home of four-star lineman Isaiah Prince.
“(Michigan offensive line coach Darrell Funk) just came to school and let my coach know (about the offer),” Prince recalled. “I was working out at the time. It kind of came out of the blue.”
“(The rapport with Michigan) has been pretty good so far. It started off really well. We just started talking a few weeks ago.”
“No, not at all,” Prince responded. “Everybody has the same shot.”
One advantage he does acknowledge, however, is the one Maryland has in the familiarity department.
“I’m able to see them more often,” he explained. “They’re close obviously. I haven’t really been to any other campuses.’
“I don’t have (any other visits) planned officially, but I am going to go to some schools just during the summer.”
The Michigan coaching staff has already begun the process of trying to get Ann Arbor on his list of stops. It is a crucial step in for any school hoping to show the talented youngster that it meets the basic criteria.
“I’m going to take all the visits to schools that I want to get to, I’ll make a list of what I like and what I don’t like, and then make my decision,” said Prince. “I want to stay close, say on the east coast. I don’t want to be all the way across the country, but Michigan is not bad.”
Fortunately for the Wolverines Prince has an acquaintance from whom he can gain a little perspective on the Maize & Blue. The rest he hopes to gain on his own.
“I know defensive back, alumni from Roosevelt, from my high school that currently goes to Michigan,” he said. “I already know they obviously have a great football program. I want to find out more about the education, what college stuff that they have. Players keep their grades up, stuff like that.”