Filiaga Recaps Michigan Decision

Michigan 2017 OT commit Chuck Filiaga recaps his reasons for his Wolverine commitment.

Video interview by Sam Webb

Story by Josh Newkirk 

In front his family, friends and an national TV audience, Aledo (Texas) 2017 four-star tackle Chuck Filiaga announced his commitment to Michigan.

But really, Filiaga admitted to TMI’ Sam Webb, he’s been committed to the Wolverines for a while now.

“I decided when, I don’t want colleges to hate, but when he did my in-home (visit with Michigan),” Filiaga said, recalling the reaction from his main recruiters, U-M coaches Jim Harbaugh and Tim Drevno. “They were on a roller coaster, they were going up. They were jumping all over the place. They were like kids on a sugar rush.”

Ultiomatley, why did Filiaga decide to become Blue? Well, he says his official visit for the Michigan-Wisconsin game on Oct. 1 played a huge role in his decision.

“It was just family, great environment for me, a great coaching staff that can help me prepare for the NFL,” Filiaga said. “Coach Harbaugh was definitely a character, same with coach Drevno. It was just everything about Michigan I loved on my visit.”

Now that he’s a Wolverine, Filiaga says Michigan plans on starting him out at left tackle, and his plan is to come in as a freshman and compete for a starting role.

“Well, you know I just got to get in there,” Filiaga said. “No promises (that) I was promised a spot. But I just got to get in there and do my work.”

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