Despite being committed to Louisville, the Farmington (Mich.) linebacker longed for a Michigan offer. Months of waiting and watching many of his friends receive offers from the Maize & Blue just increased that desire. Yesterday he was finally moved to action.
“We went up there for the Tom Lemming photo shoot,” Reese’s father told GoBlueWolverine. “David was basically looking at the situation up there and he really felt that he had been performing at a high level and thought that he could fit in and be competitive there. He saw Harbaugh and I said, ‘you need to tell him how you feel.’ He told him and Harbaugh hugged him and said, ‘we need you up here. ‘David was kind of baffled by that. I guess there was miscommunication because I said David, ‘did you ask him did they offer you.’ He said, ‘nah dad.’ So Harbaugh called (Farmington high school) today to make sure that David knew he had an offer from Michigan (based on) that hug and that conversation.”
It was the news the rising 2016 prospect had been waiting for. The excitement was written all over his face. He didn’t have to say a word.
“I actually have of picture of it,” Mr. Reese said proudly. “He couldn’t believe it. He was just smiling ear to ear. The first words I heard out of his mouth was, ‘when is the next practice?’ (Michigan) is a 23 minute commute from my house. We’re right off of eight-mile and 275.”
Now the younger Reese has a decision to make. Will he stay committed to Louisville? Flip to Michigan? Reopen his recruitment altogether?
“I’ve got to talk to him,” Mr. Reese said. “I haven’t had a chance to talk to him about that because he is in class. I’m the vice principal at the school, and I sent him back to class after Harbaugh talked to him for a minute. I don’t know what he is thinking right now.”
One thing he may be thinking about is what it would be like to play with his good friend and teammate Desmond Fitzpatrick (also a Louisville commit) in Ann Arbor.
“They’re very tight,” Mr. Reese said. “We already thought that Desmond was going to flip and leave us. It’s kind of crazy because I think another thing that people finally started to see (was the strong relationships between in-state prospects). When he was up there with all the kids that already got offered… the four-star kids like Donnie Corley… all those guys have so much respect for each other. David and Khalid Kareem have played every year since they were little. Khalid finally beat him last year. His dad is always teasing him about that.”
“I think Michigan probably saw that chemistry between David, Matt Falcon, Donnie Corely, (and others.)”
“These boys have got to be together.”
Time will tell if they will be.