Top '17 RB 'Ecstatic' To Receive U-M Offer

Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban sophomore running back Todd Sibley wasn't expecting his Michigan offer. But he's glad he's got it now. Read about it inside.

Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban sophomore running back Todd Sibley was just having a normal Monday, then, well, he received news that he had a new offer from the University of Michigan.

"I was ecstatic to receive the offer," Sibley said. "That was the last thing I was expecting on a Monday. I'm still trying to comprehend what just happened. It's just exciting. It really is.

"I talked with Coach [Chris] Partridge the recruiting coach and I talked with the running back coach [Tyrone Wheatley] at Michigan. They said they wanted to offer me. They said they wanted me to call them next so I can schedule a visit a for the spring game. But right now I'm just really excited."

Now that he has his Michigan offer, Sibley admits the Wolverines have moved up his list of top offered schools.

"They just move up to my top two," Sibley said. "After a while a I thought they forgot about me because I haven't heard anything from them for a while. But this is crazy. They just moved back up my rankings."

His other top offer, so happens to be Michigan's rival Ohio State. With U-M and OSU squarely in his top-two, Sibley admits it's going to be a tough decision to choose between the two rivals.

"I honestly have no clue," Sibley responded, when ask how he's going to pick between rivals Michigan and Ohio State. "And with my quarterback being committed to Ohio State as well. I have no clue. This is going to be a tough decision for me. I feel after a few visits and I talk about with my family and coaches I feel I will have a decision.

"I am approaching this with an open book."

Next up for Sibley is another visit to Michigan. And during his next visit to Ann Arbor, he says he plans on checking out more of the school and what it has to offer.

"If I am going to spend my next four years there, I definitely want to see nice places around there," Sibley said on his next visit to U-M's campus. "I want to see some college dorms. I want to get a feel for their environment and see if feels like a place I can call home.

"I just want to get a feel for everything again. I haven't been up there in so long. I just mainly want to get a feel for everything.'

Sibley says Michigan State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Wisconsin have also been showing considerable interest.

"Right now I am looking for a great football program led by some great coaches," Sibley said. "that are not only built on helping their players succeed in the field, but off the field. I'm looking for a place I can be the next four years. A place not too far from my family so they can come up and see each other and they can visit me if they want to. And just a place that is a best fit for me."

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