Quansah: Michigan offer was 'Humbling'

West Hartford (Conn.) Kingswood Oxford 2016 OLB Koby Quansah talks Michigan offer, his talks with U-M defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin, a possible upcoming visit and more.

Michigan reached out to Koby Quansah last month to see if the three-star 2016 linebacker had any interest in the Wolverines. And after a week of conversation between the two parties, U-M defensive coordinator D J Durking made contact with the West Hartford (Conn.) Kingswood Oxford standout with an offer.

“I was just talking with Coach Durkin,” Quansah recalled. “I could kind of tell what was going to happen . So I gave him a call. He was telling me how he was planning on how to use me. How he loved my film. How he sees me as an inside linebacker. He knows my great athleticism as well as my academics in the classroom. He offered me a football scholarship to play for Michigan.

“It was an wonderful amount of energy and excitement. It was also humbling as well. Just knowing I have an opportunity to play in the Big Ten, in the Big House and play at a prestigious school not just on the football field but the academics as well. Knowing I can further my education for life after football while continuing my football career.”

Now that he has his Michigan offer, where do the Wolverines stand in his recruitment?

“They are still pretty high,” Quansah said. “ut I still owe it to every school that has offered me. I’m giving them the fair opportunity that they gave me. The interest they have him in me, I have the same interest in them.”

Next up Quansah is a visit to Michigan for an unofficial visit this spring/summer or a possible visit for U-M’s spring game on April 4.

“Depending on the day that I come, I want to check out the in-school type of stuff,” Quansah said. “See how the community is also run on the drive up. See what’s around the place and see how the people are on the football field as well a s the community. That’s who I am going to be hanging around the next four years if happens to be my choice.”

And when he does visit, he would like to talk with U-M coach Jim Harbaugh himself.

“I just want to have a down to earth conversation – noting sugar coated – on how he plans to utilize me,” Quansah said. “Where he sees me on the football field. Just a regular conversation.”

Already Quansah has been on campus visits to Yale and UMass. He says he is planning upcoming visits to Michigan, North Carolina, Maryland and Duke. In the meantime, Quansah says he is debating a commitment announcement before or after his senior season.


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