Michigan had a big lineup of recruiting visitors in town this weekend including several future Wolverines like Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal 2017 defensive end Luiji Vilain. The talented edge rusher visited Ann Arbor for the Indiana game and decided to make a return trip, which only further strengthened his friendship with his fellow commits and other prospects visiting.
“It was a great visit,” Vilain told The Michigan Insider. “I really enjoyed spending time with the coaches, players and other recruits. I talked with James Hudson, Drew Singleton, Ambry Thomas, Corey Malone-Hatcher and others. We were all bonding. Most of the guys just clicked."
The 6-foot-4, 238-pounder also got to reconnect with some of the Wolverine coaching staff, who all echoed the same message to him.
“I talked with (Head) Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, (Defensive Coordinator) Coach (Don) Brown and (Defensive Line) Coach (Greg) Mattison and their message to me was come in ready,” said Vilain. “I’m going to prepare myself, so that I can play.”
Vilain is ready for that next chapter of his life and he's even more eager getting to go battle after hanging many of his future teammates.
“Just spending time with the people I’m going to be around for the next four years,” said Vilain. “It’s a great environment.”