For the second year in a row, Detroit (Mich.) King 2019 linebacker Tyrece Woods made it to Michigan’s BBQ at the Big House event. The talented youngster talks about his recent experience.
“It was great,” Woods told The Michigan Insider. “I really enjoyed myself. I talked to (Defensive Coordinator) Coach (Don) Brown and (Linebackers) Coach (Chris) Partridge. They said they really love my film and looking forward to me getting back on campus. Michigan is just a great place to be. I like the family atmosphere they have. Coach Harbaugh really makes everyone feel like a part of the family. I met him last year, so this just added another layer to our relationship that we already have. I just can’t wait to get back up there.”
The prospects that attended the event also went on a scavenger hunt with coaches and other prospects. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder got to interact with a few Wolverine commits and get their thoughts on the program.
“I talked to Corey Malone-Hatcher and Josh Ross,” said Woods. “It is like a second home to them and Michigan is going to be real straight up with you and will help you succeed.”
One of his former teammates in cornerback Lavert Hill signed to play with the Wolverines this past February, which adds another positive factor when considering the Maize and Blue.
"Me and Lavert have a real close bond,” said Woods. “He tells me how much he likes Michigan, so with him telling me that, I will like Michigan even more off the bat.”
While an offer from the Wolverines has yet to come, it is one that he would surely cherish.
“It would mean a lot because I grew up a Michigan fan and it was my all time dream school to me,” said Woods.
King will be looking to repeat as state champs this season and have several key pieces returning to make that championship run. This off-season, the team has put in a lot of work to make that run happen including from Woods.
“I just want to be more fluent to the ball,” said Woods. “Last year, I wasn’t doing that as much as I was getting a feel for the game, but now I think I will be able to just go. Last year, I also really wasn't that good in man coverage and this off-season I have been working really hard to get better. From the 7 on 7’s we have had, I think I will be a lot better in man coverage this year.”