PEARL, Ms. – On Wednesday, Mississippi State 2018 WR commit Malik Heath made his way to Michigan’s satellite camp to check in with his future coaches at MSU, and observe the style of U-M’s coaching staff.
“Dan Mullen as usual he’s being a good guy, a cool guy, I had a good talk with him,” Heath said of his future college coach, adding: “It was real fun seeing him today.”
Heath, who committed to MSU on April 16, noted the difference now that he is part of the Bulldogs 2018 class.
“It feels different because none of them are working as hard trying to recruit us,” Heath said. “Now (the coaches) just talks to me like he’s on my level now. So it was real cool seeing them outside of Mississippi State.”
The camp also gave Heath an opportunity to connect with U-M’s offensive analyst Bam Richards.
“(Richards) was like you should’ve came here and worked out,” Heath said of his talks with Richards. “But I was like my hamstring was hurting, so he was like he would catch me at another time. He told me to come to another camp. He as chopping it up with me and Cam (Akers) a lot.”
Is there interest in Michigan?
“Yeah,” Heath said. “There is interest in every school. But I am committed to Mississippi State right now. There is interest in every school. My recruiting don’t stop just because I am committed.”
However, Heath admits an offer from Michigan would mean a lot in his recruitment.
“It would be great to me because they don’t see me as SEC player, but an all around player,” Heath said. “I’m not just a blocking receiver, I can catch the ball more than I can block too.”
If offered, Heath says he would entertain the idea of an official visit to U-M as well.
“(I want to see) how their campus is, academics and how their coaching staff is” Heath said. “How their weight room program is and how the players interact with one another.”
Although, he admits it would take a lot for him to leave his commitment to MSU.
“They would have to do some pretty strange stuff,” Heath said.“I mean won’t have to be that extreme, but they would have to do some extreme stuff to get me to come up there.”