One of the top offensive linemen in the nation is Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic junior offensive tackle C.J. Thorpe. The massive 6-4, 304-pounder headed over to Michigan for an unofficial visit this weekend and recaps his busy trip in Ann Arbor.
“It was good,” Thorpe told The Michigan Insider. “I met with an academic advisor, the offensive line coach, toured the campus and the dorms, then watched some practice. It was a good visit.”
Thorpe got to talk with offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tim Drevno during his visit and really enjoyed their time together.
“Our time was good,” said Thorpe. “He talked about how he runs it down there, some of the traditions he’s brought and some that were already there and how much they like and want me.”
While the four-star prospect got to see and do a lot on the visit, the highlight of his trip came when he got take in the Wolverines practice and learn about their refuel break.
“Watching the practice to see how each coach coaches and how (Head Coach Jim) Harbaugh runs the whole practice with a refuel break, which was cool,” said Thorpe. “What the refuel break is, in the middle of practice, Harbaugh stops it and everyone goes to the sidelines to grab PB&J’s, fruit juice and stuff to refuel during practice. It’s pretty cool.”
With Thorpe’s visit to Ann Arbor in the books, his interest level has substantially risen towards the Wolverines.
“I’m extremely interested,” said Thorpe. “No (I don’t have a top list), I’m shorting it down after a couple more visits.”