Vance Planning Recruiting Trips

Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2016 safety Demetric Vance talks recruiting trips, his thoughts on Michigan and more.

BELLEVILLE, Mich. -- As a safety, Demetric Vance can bring the pain to his opponents on the football field.

On Saturday, the Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech standout focused on his other ability as a defensive back: cover skills.

"I just don't want people to look at me like a hitter," Vance said. "I want them to look at me as an all around safety cover safety, and as a playmaker. So I'm just trying to increase my coverage skills."

At 6-foot-2, 195-pounds, Vance matchup well with some of the top players in attendance, including notable college players Jourdan Lewis and Damon Webb.

"It was a good experience to be able to come out here and compete with the old guys who used to go to Cass and a couple people from other schools," Vance said. "It was just a great experience all around. I'm just trying to get better and have fun."

Vance is lining up his college visits.

"I know in the summer I am going to USC, UCLA, Tennessee, Michigan, Michigan State," Vance said. "I'm going to try to get down to Arizona State [too]."

And he has a good idea of what he'll be looking for his campus visits.

"I'll be looking at the whole environment of the school," Vance said on his impending visits. "Will I be able to go there the next four years as a football player and as a student. And if it feels like home, I just want it to feel like home."

Building a bond with U-M coach Tyrone Wheatley

"Coach Wheatley just hit me up and asked me the next time I'm coming up [to Michigan]," Vance said. "I want to visit up there and talk to the coaches and watch practice."

What's Wheatley's recruiting pitch?

"He talks to me like he's actually not a recruiter," Vance says on his talks with Wheatley. "He talks to me a about real nice stuff. He tells me the decision I make, just make sure I am sure about it."

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