Robertson Says Michigan Offer ‘Made My Day’

2016 Fort Wayne (Ind.) four-star defensive end Auston Robertson was greeted by an offer from Brady Hoke at Sunday’s barbecue. Robertson discusses the offer from the Wolverines, what it means for his recruitment, his friend Austin Mack, and more.

Standing 6-foot-5 and 230-pounds, 2016 Fort Wayne (Ind.) four-star defensive end Auston Robertson stood out at Michigan’s football camp in June.

Making a return trip to Ann Arbor after his strong work out, Robertson was in attendance for Sunday’s barbecue with the Wolverines, landing some good news upon his arrival.

“It made my day,” Robertson said. “As soon as we walked through the door and Coach Hoke greeted me and stuff and was like, ‘you know you’ve got an offer here,’ right? I was just like oh really, and thank you and all that stuff.”

“I’m excited,” Robertson added. “That’s another option to think about.”

Also visiting Michigan with Robertson was his friend and fellow Fort Wayne product in 2016 Bishop Luers (Ind.) four-star wide out Austin Mack.

“Austin has a Michigan offer too and it definitely helps us cause we plan to go to the same college one day,” Robertson said.

“We really like the coaching staff,” Robertson adding. “The coaching staff is really nice.”

Detailing some of his time on campus, several different facets of the Sunday barbecue made an impact on Robertson.

“They showed us around and stuff but I had kind of seen things from when I came up for camp,” Robertson said. “I really like the coaching staff though, and the food.

“We also did something called the maize race which, it was kind of like the show The Amazing Race.

“It was like a scavenger hunt around the campus so we were trying to find things. They gave us little things and so that was really fun.”

As for where Michigan falls on his list, Robertson wasn’t ready to declare a top group or a leader but in his mind the visit certainly helped.

“I’m comfortable with Michigan,” Robertson said. “I like them a lot.”

With offers continuing to mount Robertson says he’s in no hurry to make a decision on his future.

“I’m going to wait until next year,” he said. “Around this time next year until I make a decision.”

Robertson says he plans to be back in Ann Arbor for a Michigan game this fall.

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