Robertson Hearing From U-M, Wants to Visit

Fort Wayne (Ind.) Wayne 2016 DE Auston Robertson talks Michigan interest, potential visit to U-M and more.

Auston Robertson received his Michigan offer last July under the former staff. And it hasn’t taken the new staff that long to let the junior four-star defensive end know that he is still wanted in Ann Arbor.

In fact, Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin was at Fort Wayne (Ind.) Wayne high last week to check in on Robertson himself.

“We talked for about five minutes,” Robertson said of his conversation with Durkin. “He told me what my position would be. He’ll have me standing up and playing a little bit of outside linebacker dropping back in to coverage. He told me that would help show how dynamic I am. Not only can I put my hand in the dirt and be a pass rusher, but I can play in coverage, too.”

Adding: “Me and my mom have plans on visiting there soon.”

While his visit to Michigan had to be canceled this coming weekend – due to a busy camp schedule – Robertson still has vision of how that visit will go.

“It’s kind of early for me to be expecting big changes already,” Robertson said. “I would just like to head down and meet to the coaches and talk to them. Talk to them about their defensive schemes and stuff like that.”

At 6-foot-5, 230-pounds, Robertson is rated a four-star prospect and the No. 88 ranked play in the Scout 300. So it’s easy to see Jim Harbaugh is expected to visit his school soon, says Robertson. Moreover, Robertson admits the Harbaugh has puts U-M back on the map in his recruitment.

“It put the interest back with Michigan,” Robertson said of Harbaugh’s hire. “He came from the NFL, so he can teach what I need to know to get to the next level. Yeah, it meant a lot.”

Currently, Robertson has notable offers from Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre Dame. He has been on recent visits to Indiana, MSU and OSU. He says a trip up to Michigan is in the works, and when he finally does make it to Ann Arbor, he wants to have a chance to bond with the new coaching staff.

Robertson says he would like to make his commitment during this summer.


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