Cole Updates Recruitment, Talks Malzone

Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage junior wide receiver Brian Cole talks Michigan, his upcoming visits, his talks with U-M QB commit Alex Malzone and more.

Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage junior wide receiver Brian Cole put his talents on display in Midwest Elite 7v7 Passing Tournament this weekend. And after an impressive showing, he only further showcased why he is the top prospect from the Great Lakes' State.

Cole, who is rated the No. 5 WR in the latest Scout.com rankings, had multiple catches downfield, and also took advantage of defenders by using his 6-foot-2, 196-pound frame.

"I'm just out here having fun," Cole said during tournament play. "It's good to be back [playing] Whatever play he's tells us to run, that's what I am doing. I'm just trying to make the best of it. I'm trying to make every catch. I'm just playing to best of my ability -- having fun."

Rated a four-star prospect, Cole's recruitment is heating up too. He says this June he will be taking the majority of his campus visits. He says he's planning on visiting Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State, among others. However, no dates have been set. But he did go in detail on what he would like to see on his next visit to Michigan's campus.

"I just want to focus on where I want to play," Cole said on his upcoming visit to U-M. "I'm just getting starting to get a better relationship with them. I just want to continue to grow that relationship."

As far as what Cole is looking for in his future team, the four-star WR says it's all about being part of a family beyond just his football time at the school.

"Basically, just people that care about me not just as a football player," Cole said. "If they are going to stay on me after I graduate in four years . Just, have a relationship with the coaches and have a family bond. That's basically it."

After Cole takes all of visits, He said he would like to make his final decision in December so he can enroll early in January 2015.

Cole talks to Malzone

Four-star 2015 quarterback Alex Malzone committed to Michigan earlier this month. And apparently he is doing his best to build a relationship with Cole and get him to be part of Michigan's 2015 class.

"I was surprised," Cole said on Mlazone's commitment. "He texted me and told me he was committed. So I was excited. I was like, ‘OK, they got some good quarterbacks coming in.' And he's one of them."

Cole continued to reflect on his conversation with Malzone.

"It was a friendly conversation to see how he was doing," Cole said. "We just talked and had a regular conversation like we just friends. We really didn't talk football to be honest."

But Cole did make it known on how he feels about U-M's future signal caller.

"He's a leader, a friend," Cole said on Malzone. "Exactly, a leader, a friend."

And what has been Malzone's message to Cole?

"Go wherever you want to go," Cole said. "But it has to be the best opportunity. And he always put his little two cents in ‘Come to Michigan!'"

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