The Wolverines hosted Las Vegas (NV.) Bishop Gorman sophomore offensive guard Jacob Isaia for an unofficial visit earlier this month. The talented fleet-footed lineman got to take in everything Michigan has to offer and recapped his very busy trip.
“The visit was great, Isaia told The Michigan Insider. “I got to take a tour of the football facilities, meet with some great coaches, tour the Big House, which was awesome, and meet with an academic advisor who went over how they support the athletes. It was a full day and I was really impressed. They really took good care of me on my visit, and I genuinely felt they had and interest in me.”
“I was invited by (Director of Player Personnel) Coach (Tony) Tuioti and he was very nice. (Offensive Analyst and Recruiting Coordinator) Coach Bam (Richards) gave me the tour and he's totally cool. I also got to meet briefly with (Running Backs) Coach (Tyrone) Wheatley and and (Defensive Analyst) Coach (Devin) Bush, who both gave me great advice. Unfortunately, the offensive line coach and Coach Harbaugh weren't there, however, I'm told they are sending some coaches out to Bishop Gorman to check out our spring football.”
Coach Harbaugh brought Tuioti on staff as director of player personnel this off-season and hopes of installing a Polynesian presence in the program, which Isaia feels it’ll pay dividends down the road.
“I think he's awesome and he's going do great things for Michigan,” said Isaia. “A Poly pipeline could easily get established and I like him a lot. Coach Tuioti is a tremendous addition to the staff and going to do great things.”
With the 6-3, 245-pounder’s visit to Ann Arbor over, the Wolverines have now become a school definitely on his radar moving forward.
“I’m very interested, said Isaia. “I love the combination of quality academics with an unmatched football tradition. I also feel that Coach Harbaugh has the program headed in the right direction.”
“I would be thrilled (if offered) and I would truly feel blessed to receive an offer from such a prestigious University.”