Two scholarship offers will surely be just the beginning of the recruiting process for 2016 Temecula (Calif.) Great Oak three-star wide receiver Demetric Felton.
“First of all Coach (Chris) Partridge followed me on twitter and I followed him back and messaged him so I gave him a call. He asked to send my transcripts and he said they saw my highlights and would show it to the coaches.”
“The next day he called and said he had good news,” Felton added. “I talked to him and Coach (Jedd) Fisch who said they were going to offer me and I talked to Coach (Tim) Drevno.”
For Felton, the message delivered by Michigan was pretty simple.
“They just said they really like me and they really like my film and they want me to visit as soon as I can,” he said.
Either way, being out on the west coast, Felton is very familiar with Jim Harbaugh most recently leaving the 49ers and the NFL.
“Michigan is a great University with excellent academics and an awesome football heritage,” Felton said. “Jim Harbaugh is a great coach and it would be awesome to play for him.”
“He’s a really good coach from what I know,” Felton added. “He was in the NFL so he’s a very good coach. I recognized him a lot from the 49ers cause he just came from there. He’s turned around every program and made them good and competitive.”
At 5-foot-10, 170-pounds schools are mostly undecided as to what position Felton will play at the next level.
“Utah and Michigan really like me as a slot receiver,” Felton said. “Other schools are really just saying athlete cause I’m a playmaker.”
As far as what Felton will be looking for out of the schools interested in him, the three-star talent has a general idea.
“Academics are big and just a good fit for me,” he said. “I want to be able to come into the program and make things happen.”
Felton didn’t exactly hit the ground running in his junior season, showing improvement as games went on.
“My junior year was a great year for me,” Felton said. “It started off a little slow but then I picked it up in the middle of the season.
“I got better running with the ball and becoming a playmaker and making things happen when my team needed me.”