Michigan assistants D.J. Durkin and Greg Mattison blitzed the Lone Star State last week, and one of the first stops was Allen high. There they checked in on defensive end target Levi Onwuzurike. It was a gesture that showed just how prominent he is on the Wolverines’ board.
“They did say maybe they would stand me up (in the 3-4), and then when we’re in the 4-3 they want me as a pass rusher,” Onwuzurike said.
It’s a plan that suits him just fine. The job of making Michigan’s case to the talented youngster is mostly Mattison’s. The Wolverines’ defensive line coach chats with his would-be protégé at least once a week, and the two have forged a nice rapport.
“He is a nice guy,” said Onwuzurike. “He seems chill. I think he really reflects their whole staff.”
That favorable impression bodes well for Michigan’s chances to make four-star lineman’s list of finalists.
“I couldn’t really say (who the favorites are) because I’ve got to visit a lot more schools because I’m not familiar with most of them,” explained Onwuzurike. “I’ve got base it off of my visits.”
“I will probably shorten (list) up by the end of the summer. Michigan obviously is a nice school. I’ve got to visit there to find out (more about it), but they’re pretty high up.”