But unlike most football visitors, Ferns has family connection with the Wolverines, as he is the younger brother of current U-M freshman linebacker Michael Ferns.
So this time his trip to U-M was different, because he was the main attraction during his visit.
"It's different," Ferns told GoBlueWolverine. "(I wasn't) just a brother just hanging around. It was good."
At 6-foot-3, 225-pounds, it's easy to see why Ferns currently holds 11 Division 1 offers. The Michigan coaching staff has taken notice of his four-star talent too. In particular, U-M defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, who spent some time with Fern during his visit.
"He really likes my film," Ferns said on conversation with Mattison. "He said one thing I got to work on is when a lineman is coming at me, I'm kind of punching a lot. He said that's the main thing I got to work on. He said he really did liked the film. He said they will be recruiting me till the end."
Currently, Ferns holds notable offers from Michigan State, Maryland, Pitt, Virginia and NC State, to name a few. And due to his summer basketball schedule, he hasn't mapped out any possible summer camp visits. But is planning on participating in the Nike Combine at Columbus, Ohio on June 1.
And while the Wolverines have yet to offer Ferns, he did say having his brother at Michigan only helps.
"I mean, having Mike being there my first two years will help," Ferns said on playing with his brother. "That's definitely something I throw in there."