Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peters Prep 2018 defensive end standout Jayson Ademilola made the trip out west this past weekend, and one of his stops was for an all day affair at Michigan to see what the Wolverines have to offer.
It also gave the rising junior defensive tackle an opportunity to meet and greet with U-M’s coaching staff, talk with current players and see Michigan in action for its annual spring game on Friday.
“It was great,” he said. “That was my second time in Ann Arbor. Every time I go there it keeps getting better and better. It’s a great town. I love the football there. I love the coaches. It was great to be there.”
Ademilola made the trip with his twin bother -- 2018 OLB Justin Ademilola -- and the two of them both spent quality time during their trip with Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison.
“Me and my brother got to speak with coach Greg Mattison,” he said. “He took us into his office and we watched film for a good hour. I watched some of their practice and everything. I saw what the defensive line is all about there. (Mattison) basically answered our questions, it was a good time.”
Adding: “Every time I go there they answer my questions,” he said of U-M. “I’m trying to find a comfort level with the players and coaches there. I’m just trying to see if I get comfortable enough to sty there the next four or five years when I go off to college.”
With U-M making New Jersey talent a constant priority, Ademilola admits it’s hard not to take notice.
“With them recruiting a bunch of New Jersey guys it definitely makes us feel comfortable,” he said. “We could go there and feel like we are at home. And with coach (Chris) Partridge being there, we definitely feel comfortable up there.”
As far as decision timeline, Ademilola says he says as long as he’s “comfortable” he may announce after his junior season.
“I’m not just looking for football but if I fit into the town,” he said. “If I feel like I home. That’s big for me and my brother, if we feel like we are home.”