With Michigan’s summer recruiting extravaganza, “BBQ at the Big House” coming up on August 6th, things have been very slow on the recruiting front for the Wolverines lately. However, they hosted a few talented prospects on Friday from the Golden State in Long Beach (Calif.) Poly 2017 athlete Nolan McDonald and 2018 tight end/wide receiver Camren McDonald.
The younger McDonald is considered one of the top tight ends in next year’s class with his athleticism and versatility he brings to the gridiron. He recaps his time spent in Ann Arbor, which drew high praise.
“It was an amazing visit,” McDonald told The Michigan Insider. “The best facilities I've seen so far. I got a tour of the whole facility and got to talk with the coaches. We talked about how they use the tight ends in their offense, their strength and conditioning program, ideal freshman weight and some other things.”
One of the points that really stood out to the four-star pass catcher was the Maize and Blue’s tight end usage and how involved they are in the offense.
“They're very versatile in the offense,” said McDonald of the tight ends. “They have a package with 4 tight ends on the field at once. They throw to them a lot as well. Absolutely, it's appealing. I have a similar build and skill set to Devin Funchess, so I can see them using me like they used him.”
The highlight of his trip came when he got to see the biggest stadium in the nation.
“Definitely the Big House (was my favorite part),” said McDonald. “The stadium is breathtaking. It was surreal without a question. The amount of seats there is crazy. It makes the field feel so small.”
After getting to visit and see what all the Wolverines have to offer, McDonald’s interest has significantly risen and will continue to do so if an offer comes.
“(I’m) very interested,” said McDonald. “When they offer, they're going to be one of the top contenders.”