Michigan 2016 safety Josh Metellus reflects on his U-M official visit and more.

Michigan 2016 safety Josh Metellus reflects on his U-M official visit and more.


Michigan 2016 safety commit Josh Metellus was one of many official visitors on U-M’s campus this weekend.

Metellus, who has been committed to U-M since June, took in the visit with fellow Pembroke Pines (Fla.) Charles W. Flanagan high standout Devin Gil, who is also a member of Michigan’s 2016 class.

“It was great,” Mettellus said of his visit. “We ate a lot of food. I got a chance to meet with Devin Bush Jr. again. It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve seen him. I met Ahmir Mitchell and Kareem Walker for the first time. We went bowling last night. We got a chance to meet with some of the football players. I had a chance to meet Don Brown and he’s great coach. It was a real fun experience.”

Brown, who was hired as U-M’s defensive coordinator last month, used the opportunity to tell Metellus how he plans to use him once he gets on campus this summer.

“He sees me as a cover guy, a matchup guy,” he said of his talk with Brown. “I’ll be matching up a lot with the slot receivers.”

And the opportunity to play early is there, says Metellus.

“(Brown) says it’s wide open right now,” he said.

The visit also gave Metellus a chance to talk with fellow early enrollees from U-M’s 2016 class.

“They are telling me they are loving it,” Metellus said. “That it’s a great school.”

Five-star 2017 CB Stanford Samuels III holds a Michigan offer, and happens to be Metellus’ high school teammate. 

“I’m trying to convince him to come to Michigan,” he said of Samuels III. “He loves the fan base. I’m just trying to get him up there and see how great it is.”

Adding: “He just has to see how it is up there.”



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