His Recruiting Story:
Brian Cole kept his recruitment out of the public view as long as could. He gave no leaders till he opted to commit to the Wolverines in the summer. He chose to open his recruitment backup once Brady Hoke was fired, but quickly reaffirmed his commitment to Michigan with the hiring of Jim Harbaugh. He enrolled this January, and is expected to compete for playing time this fall.
“Good sized kid who carries his 200 plus pounds very well. Shows very good ability in space and change of direction for a bigger kid. He is a good open field runner with legitimate speed. He has played a lot of tailback and safety, but shows good natural hands and ball skills. Having not played as much receiver, refining his route running is key but he has the tools to project to multiple positions in college.– national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu
VIDEO CAPSULE REPORT:
"First off, I loved ever school that offered me a scholarship. All the coaches and staffs and supporters that treated me like family, nothing against any of them, but the thing about Michigan was, I wanted to stay closer to home. It felt like home and felt like the place I need to be."– Brian Cole
Cole took visits after the firing of Hoke, but ultimately decided to stay with the Wolverines once he learned of the hiring of Harbaugh. He played multiple positions in high school, however, has huge upside at Michigan at wide receiver. He could end up being the game changer the Wolverines have longed for at the position.