Rugamba Plans to Camp at Michigan

Naperville (Ill.) Central 2016 athlete Emmanuel Rugamba will camp at Michigan this June. Could he be an offer candidate?

Naperville (Ill.) Central 2016 athlete Emmanuel Rugamba contact with the Michigan coaching staff has heated up as of late, with the three-star standout confirming he intends on camping at U-M this June.

"They have been [direct messaging] me a lot," he said of the Wolverines. "They have reached to me through [former U-M player] Todd Howard. So he's been talking with them a lot and communicating through them. I'm headed out to their camp. They want to see me workout at DB. I have been a receiver for the most of my recruitment. Lately my recruitment has been widening up as an athlete. So I feel playing both receiver and corner, just being more versatile helps my recruitment."

A natural receiver, Rugamba took Howard's advice to make the switch to defensive back, and so far it's paying off with top schools like Michigan showing interest.

"I like playing defensive back, I enjoy it," he said. "I like being that competitor. Being able to go up against a guy and shut him down that's what I like to do. I'm fine with the switch. I will be playing both in high school until I make my decision or I step on campus. I don't know exactly which position I will be playing."

Rugamba, who camped at Michigan last June, says his next step is to build a relationship with current regime headed by coach Jim Harbaugh.

"I know the coaching staff came in when Brady Hoke left," he said. "I was talking with Hoke a lot. Hopefully I can get on a first good step with the new coaching staff."

And if he were to earn an offer from the Wolverines during his camp stay?

"I would say that offer would be huge to me," he said on a potential U-M offer. "I feel they would be up there with my top list."

Currently, Rugamba holds notable offers Iowa, Boston College, Illinois and Indiana among others. Also, he noted he would like to visit Michigan State and Iowa coming up.

As far as a decision timeline, he said he would like to make his commitment known before his senior season.


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