Michigan has extended several new offers in recent weeks all over the country, but especially down in the South. A state that the Wolverines have put a heavy emphasis on targeting is the Sunshine State and offered a rising tailback in Naples (Fla.) 2019 running back Cesare Mellusi.
“My coach called me in his office and he told me,” Mellusi told The Michigan Insider. “I was ecstatic and it was pretty overwhelming. I was expecting the big schools to come a little later but they are starting now.”
The 6-foot, 175-pounder had a stellar sophomore campaign compiling around 500 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards and 15 total touchdowns with 10 coming on the ground and five on the receiving end. Since his breakout season, the offers have started to roll in with his latest offer from the Wolverines being a program he now plans to take a closer look at and visit.
“The football program is always great and when I get a chance to visit, I'm sure I'll love it,” said Mellusi. “Absolutely (I plan to visit in the future). It's definitely a place I will keep in consideration going down this process and somewhere I could see myself being successful.”
Growing up, Mellusi also idolized one of the best to ever come out of Michigan too.
“I'm a huge Charles Woodson fan,” said Mellusi. “I saw him play live when I was six when he played for Green Bay and he was unstoppable. I play running back, but I always watch his highlights before games.”
With Ann Arbor over 1,300 miles away from Naples, it is not exactly the closest school to Mellusi, but he doesn’t see proximity to home a factor at all.
“Well it’s not close, but distance is not a factor whatsoever,” said Mellusi.
Moving forward, Mellusi hopes to visit Miami this spring