Many of the country's best prospects traveled from far and wide to catch Michigan's annual clash with Michigan State last Saturday. The Wolverines also made it a point to get the top in-state talent on campus also. That meant Ann Arbor (Mich.) Pioneer junior athlete Antjuan Simmons had an open invite, which he gladly accepted.
“They had four official visitors, a lot of big time targets, and on top of that they lost, so it was hard to get around and talk to every recruit," Simmons said describing the magnitude of the recruiting weekenf. "But the game was great. I had a lot of fun watching the game and talking to the other recruits.”
“It’s definitely the start of something special. The players bought into Harbaugh’s coaching and its showing on the field. They will definitely be one of the best teams in college football in a year or so from now, but even now they're still really good. They lost to two top five teams.”
As hot on the Wolverines have been this season, Simmons' recruitment may be even hotter. The 6-1, 205-pounder has racked up the offers Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Miami (Fl), LSU, and a host of others. Michigan hasn't yet offered, but the talented youngster hopes that changes before all is said and done.
“I’m interested in Michigan, but it’s not like its my dream school or anything like that,” said Simmons. “It's one of the most prestigious schools out there. It’ll mean a lot of course (if Michigan offered). They are right across the street from me, so it’ll mean a lot to me.”
The Wolverines still have time to become a real facrtor on Simmons' list. At the moment he isn't in any rush to proclaim any early leaders.
“My recruitment is going great,” said Simmons. “I don’t really know how much better it can get (laughter). I don’t have a top list.”
Next up on Simmons' itinerary is to make it to the Ohio State for the big match-up with Michigan State game and to Penn State for the "White Out" game as well.