Jaevon McQuitty is 'Crazy Interested' in Michigan
Columbia (Mo.) Battle High 2017 wide receiver Jaevon McQuitty is one of the top playmakers in the upper midlands region. The talented junior wide out currently holds a handful of offers and was able to add to his total this week after being offered by Michigan.
“I was in school and my coach had came down and told me that they were going to offer me,” McQuitty told The Michigan Insider. “As soon as I got done talking to him, I thought he was kidding around and then told me that he was serious. I just flipped out in the hallway and that is one that I have wanted since I was a young kid. I was just very excited and I was trying to tell my parents right away, but I couldn’t because I was shaking too much. I couldn’t believe that Jim Harbaugh knew who I was and it was crazy.
"My coach wasn’t supposed to tell me yet, but he couldn’t hold it in. After I talked to (Recruiting Coordinator) Coach Matt (Doherty) on the phone, he said they were really high on me and wanted to offer me. I was supposed to talk to Coach Harbaugh, but he’s taking time off with his family. I think when he gets back, then I will talk to him on the phone."
After landing an offer from the Wolverines, McQuitty’s interest in U-M has quickly risen and now hopes to make it out to Ann Arbor in the near future.
“This offer came out of nowhere,” said McQuitty. “Some of the coaches were following me on Twitter, but I hadn’t talked to nobody and had only gotten letters. That was like in the beginning of the year. It came out of nowhere and I didn’t expect it. I’m crazy interested and I’m trying to figure out when I can go down there for a visit. I’m really interested and they are one of my favorite schools. I’m really excited. I actually watched that Florida game and I thought that Michigan is really good and I want to play for them and then a week later they offered me, so I thought that was crazy. I mean I really thought that was crazy because I was sitting on the couch talking about how good Michigan was and how high caliber of a team they are and then they offered me, so I was really excited.
"I am thinking of visiting around my spring break like in March. Me and my family will try to go up there for a two-day visit to check out the campus and the football facilities.”
With plans of hopefully visiting Michigan in the coming months, McQuitty doesn’t expect any decision on his future to be made, but could see the Wolverines vault up to the top of his leaderboard.
“I’m not really rushing right now,” said McQuitty. “I don’t know what I want to do, but if I really love the (Michigan) visit, then maybe they could become my frontrunner. I am not really sure right now because it is crazy, so I am just taking it day-by-day.”
The four-star 6-2, 185-pound wide out got the opportunity to see much of Michigan’s ten win season that was capped off by a dominating bowl victory over Florida. The Wolverines win total doubled from last season under first year head coach Jim Harbaugh and showed his coaching prowess, which McQuitty is very high on.
“I think he is a really good coach,” said McQuitty. “He is an NFL coach and coached in the Super Bowl, so he knows what he’s talking about and what he is doing. I just feel like he is the type of coach that knows what he is talking about and I feel like he can develop players and get them to the next level where they want to be at. That really intrigues me and that is what I really like about him. I also just like how he came in and didn’t really get all the top recruits in the 2015 class but still went 10-3. It just shows you how good of a coach he is and that is what I like about him.”
McQuitty currently has no favorites in his recruitment and in addition to trying to visit Michigan, plans on visiting Indiana on March 6th and possibly Maryland as well.
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