The Latest on Dumaka Atkins

I caught up with <b>Dumaka Atkins</b> (6-4, 280 lbs., 300 lb. bench press, 3.25 GPA/1110 SAT) and discussed where Michigan stands in his recruitment.

When was the last time you heard from Michigan?

"I heard from them back in the spring."

What coaches have been in contact with you?

"I've spoken to the regional recruiter. I can't remember his name."

Do you have a scholarship offer from Michigan?

"Yes I do."

Have you spoken to Coach Carr?

"No I haven't."

Have they indicated to you what side of the ball they want you to play on?

"I think they want me on offense."

Does it matter to you if you play offense or defense?

"No, not really."

Do you have a favorite at this point?


How about a top 5?

"Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Miami, and Florida State."

Do you have any visits set up?

"No, not yet."

Do you think Michigan will get one of your visits?

"Yes, most likely."

What will be the criteria for your final decision?

"I'll consider my family, the coaching staff, and just my gut feeling."

Will the fact that your brother is at Miami play a roll?

"He gets the same amount of consideration as my little sister in the room next door to me (laughing)."

Will distance be a factor for you?

"No, I don't think so."

When do you think you'll be making your decision?

"I don't really know. I just that that I will have by choice made by signing day."


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