Falcon: Tennessee Leads, To Visit Michigan

Southfield (Mich.) junior running back Matt Falcon names his leader and where he stands with Michigan.

MCCOOK, Ill. -- Southfield (Mich.) junior running back Matt Falcon confirmed that Tennessee is indeed his leader at Saturday's Adidas Top Ten Combine.

Falcon, who didn't participate, says he plans on visiting the Volunteers on April 25. He noted he wouldn't make a his final decision known till he finally made his way to Tennessee.

"I want to visit Tennessee," Falcon said. "They're my leader right now. So I want to have a clear mind about everything. So after I visit them, I'll have a more clear mindset of what I want to do."

With Tennessee leading the way, other programs have been in hot pursuit of Falcon. In fact, Michigan has been making a strong push as of late.

"Michigan is really turning on me," Falcon said of the Wolverines. "I have a good relationship with Coach Wheatley and Coach Harbaugh. They are talking to me a lot, they are recruiting me hard. So they definitely made a jump up my list."

Harbaugh made a good impression with Falcon when he offered him during his visit last month.

"He's a good coach," Falcon said of Harbaugh. "I know he takes pride in actually developing a player. he develops his players as men, and not just football players. So that's something I want to look for in a school. He treats his guys well and knows a lot about the game of football."

Michigan has continued to stay in contact with Falcon since his visit.

"I have been talking with Coach Wheatley a lot," Falcon said. "He wants me down there to play at Michigan really bad. He likes my speed, my size and my catching ability. Really, we're just talking a day to day basis. I'm going to get down there for the spring game April 4. So will see where it goes from there. "

And when Falcon does visit for the spring game, he says he'll be looking for certain criteria during his visit.

"With a new coach, I want to see how they operate under Coach Harbaugh," Falcon said of U-M. "The offense that they are running. Basically, how well they can dominate."


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