Rancho (Calif.) Cucamonga 2017 four-star CB Thomas Graham discusses his interest in Michigan and more.

Rancho (Calif.) Cucamonga 2017 four-star CB Thomas Graham is very interested in what Michigan has to offer.

Highly touted California cornerback Thomas Graham is looking at Michigan from a far, and likes what he’s seeing from the Wolverines.

In fact, the Rancho (Calif.) Cucamonga 2017 four-star standout says he has U-M rated in his top tier of schools. He even says he would like to possibly take an official visit to Ann Arbor this fall.

But first things first he says, the Wolverines first need to extend an offer his way.

“If they offer then I would (take an) official visit,” Graham said.

And if Michigan were to offer, Graham admits it would go a long way in his recruitment.

“It would be big time,” Graham said. “Because of (Jim) Harbaugh and that it’s just Michigan – a lot of great DB’s came through there. It would be pretty nice to get an offer from them.”

However, despite no offer from the Wolverines, yet, Scout’s No. 5 CB says his interest in U-M hasn’t wavered.

“(Michigan is) high on my board, I don’t know how it is on their board,” Graham said. “Because they have some commits and they might be done recruiting DB’s.”

Why the interest in Michigan? Well, Graham has been getting feedback from his good friend, and soon-to-be U-M freshman David Long, who is part of Michigan’s 2016 class.

“I know my friend David Long said it was different,” Graham said. “He said (Jim) Harbaugh is one heck of a coach. That the school brings a great tradition and their fans are amazing.”

So with Long’s positive comments, Graham says he’s open to checkout Michigan if the opportunity presents itself.  

“I would be going a long way from home, so I would want to see if I could see myself living there,” Graham said.

Upcoming, Graham is planning visits to USC, UCLA and Nike’s The Opening. He says he will put out his top-10 schools sometime during the summer and would like to narrow his list to a top-five before his senior season. His plan is to take all five of his official visits and announce his commitment after his senior season, so he can enroll early at his school of choice.

In the meantime, Graham says he is looking for certain factors in each program he visits.

“I’m just looking (at a schools and) if I fit in there,” Graham said. “If I can get early playing time, and how they set you up to graduate. Will it take me three years? Or will it take longer?”    

The Michigan Insider Top Stories