Michigan hosted one of the top tight ends in the Midwest recently in Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller junior standout Matt Dotson.
The talented Ohio native traveled up to Ann Arbor this past weekend, getting a taste for everything the Wolverines have to offer.
“It went great and we did pretty much everything you could imagine,” Dotson told The Michigan Insider. “We started off with breakfast, touring the facilities, watching film and breaking down the offense.
"We then took a tour around campus, ate lunch, went to the stadium and met Jim Harbaugh there and we kind of just hung out for a little bit there. It was awesome.”
One of the highlights of the 6-foot-5, 225-pounder’s time on campus was the conversation and interaction with Harbaugh.
“He is great,” said Dotson. “I really don’t see why people dislike him. He is very funny and I like that he cares about his players and recruits. I could tell that by us just hanging out. He is a very genuine person.”
Dotson was also able to meet with another Harbaugh, Jim's son and tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh, beginning to establish an early relationship.
“I was only with the two Harbaugh’s for the day,” said Dotson. “We have only met once before and it was for a brief minute, so this trip I feel like we really started to form a good relationship.”
Following the visit to Michigan, Scout’s No. 285 overall rated prospect interest in the Wolverines increased significantly due to a couple of main factors.
“I mean I’m definitely interested in Michigan after this trip,” said Dotson. “The way they use their tight ends in the run and passing game is amazing and then the academic standpoint of their program is also very prestigious.”
After the visit to Ann Arbor, Dotson has now named a top list of Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee and Ohio State, in no particular order.