Norco (Calif.) senior athlete Victor Viramontes made his way back to Michigan for the first time since taking his official visit back in September, and despite the undesirable outcome of Saturday's game he came away as upbeat as ever about his future tea.
“It was great,” Viramontes told the Michigan Insider. “I loved the atmosphere of the game and I loved the vibe and the feel of the rivalry!”
With so many official visitors in town, time with the coaching staff was limited. Time with his future teammates, however, was not.
“(The coaches) were busy with the official visitors," said Viramontes. "I let them be. I just got to talk to the commits and build relationships with them. I was talking to all the commits. We loved it. We are all excited to come in and help contribute to the team!”
“I was talking to Ron (Johnson) and Ahmir and my boy Jordan Bogardus. I go back with Ahmir at the Rivals Five Star Challenge. However, Ron and I were just talking about the future and how excited we are.”
One common theme for all the commitment is coming in prepared to help the team from the moment they arrive on campus.
“I think we have a bunch of great athletes who have the talent and the attitude of winning, but we know it will take a lot of hard work to get where we need to be,” said Viramontes. “We understand the measure of work we need to put in.”
"I believe Michigan did great. I believe if we played Utah again we would beat them. I feel they know they got away with one. The Michigan State game we had them beat until the last play of the game!"
Viramontes is arguably the most versatile athlete in the class. He could wind up at quarterback, h-back, linebacker or safety.
"They haven't told me (which position he'll play) yet," he said. (I want to play) whatever the team needs me (to play) the most."
With the high school season over for Viramontes his focus has shifted to taking his training to another level so he is ready for any one of those roles.
“I’m training at Winner Circle Athletics,” said Viramontes. “Owner Jordan Campbell and Jesse Halberstadt and head trainer Eliseo Cabildo. A lot of NFL and college athletes are in there, so I know what it takes to push my body and get to that level of college preparation.”