The Wolverines have made their presence felt in the Garden State, especially as of late. In their last recruiting class, Michigan signed six prospects from New Jersey, which featured two from Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic High School in defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour and running back Kareem Walker.
Moving forward, the Wolverines have now already targeted several more Jersey products and have their sights on another standout from Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic High School in sophomore quarterback Shelton Applewhite. The dual-threat talent made the trek over to Ann Arbor this past weekend and talks about his experience.
“It went great,” Applewhite told The Michigan Insider. “We talked to (Head) Coach Jim (Harbaugh) for a long time and we saw all the facilities, visited the campus along with the academics. That was great (getting to talk to Coach Harbaugh). He was a straight shooter and he explained what’s at his program, what he wants and what strives upon him.”
What stood out the most to the 6-foot-2, 175-pounder’s time in Ann Arbor? The chance to speak with the coaching staff.
“I’ll say talking with Coach Jim and (Offensive Assistant) Coach Jimmie (Dougherty),” said Applewhite. “I liked how organized they have the players and how much they care for the players.”
With his visit to Michigan now in the books, Applewhite definitely is eager about the Wolverines and comfortable knowing there are some familiar faces around the program too.
“I’m really interested,” said Applewhite. “I’ll be back for sure. It means a lot (knowing they have New Jersey guys there) and makes it feel more like home than anything. That makes me feel comfortable having Kareem (Walker) and Mike (Dwumfour) too.”