Michigan Moves Up With Yulee

A recent offer has thrust Michigan definitively into the mix for Chesapeake (Va.) Indian River LB Jaquan Yulee.

To say recruiting is going well for Chesapeake (Va.) LB Jaquan Yulee lately would be an understatement.  A few days ago the four-star middle linebacker added Alabama to his increasingly impressive roster of offers.  Prior to that the University of Michigan tossed its name in the hat as well.  It was a move that garnered the Wolverines instant traction in his recruitment.

“I've been in contact with Michigan since my sophomore year of high school and it is an offer I really looked forward to receiving,” said Yulee.  “They have moved up in my top (group).  I enjoy talking to the coaches on the D and them telling me what I want to hear.

The new Maize & Blue’s pursuit is being led by a tandem of charismatic recruiters that are definitely making their mark.

“I've had communication with Coach Partridge & Coach Durkin and they gave me a positive vibe,” said Yulee.  “They made me feel like they wanted me as an asset and I would fit well with the defense.”

“I plan to come visit soon.”

When he makes that trip to Ann Arbor there is a good chance the sophomore teammate and recent Michigan offer recipient Devon Hunter will also be in tow.  According to Yulee there will be a few major factors that he’ll be evaluating.

“The student to teacher ratio, graduation percentages, and what majors they have to offer along with future benefits,” he said.

A number of other programs will have similar opportunities to show how well they live up that criteria also.

“I plan on visiting a lot of schools this summer,” Yulee told Scout.com recently. “I plan on going to Ohio State, Florida State, UNC, NC State, Virginia Tech, UVA and Clemson. I plan to go to some Nike camps and some Under Armour camps too.”

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