2018 defensive lineman Shabazz Dotson was able to check out Michigan's satellite camp in Dallas earlier this week.
With his recruitment just getting started, it was a great opportunity for him to check out the Michigan coaching staff and how they interact with players. More specifically, Dotson opened up about his views on defensive line coach Greg Mattison and head coach Jim Harbaugh.
"Great coach," Dotson said. "Cool dude. I like his attitude, he's not going to play with you, he's going to tell you what he likes and what he doesn't like. (Harbaugh) reminds me of my coach in high school, it feels like a family here."
Dotson has seen himself fly a little bit under the radar these days. With only two offers to claim from Iowa State and the Wolverines, the U-M offer was something that definitely came out of the blue for him. Even so, it was an offer that definitely excited him.
"I was at practice one day and I was just having a regular practice," Dotson said. "My coaches came up to me and said 'you need to stop playing basketball because Michigan has offered you,' then my skill coach came, and he never plays around, and he was like, 'hey, Michigan offered you!' I was shocked, I called my mom and told her that I had the offer."
For now, Dotson doesn't have any top schools as his recruitment is waiting to get started. However, he does have plans to visit 'soon,' just how soon remains to be seen.
What will it take for a school to get Dotson's commitment? He outlined the major factors.
"Family (feel,)" Dotson said. "Coaching staff, how much they bond together. Their defensive line, the front they run and they have what I want to major in."