The two of them first started by talking on the phone, which eventually led to the Wolverines offering a scholarship in late February, says Monday.
“My first time I talked to him he didn’t offer,” Monday said of his talk with Partridge. “He called me like a week or two later and was like, ‘we’re going to offer, we like how you play, we like how long and physical you are and we just like your size. And we would love to have you on Michigan.’ I was like, ‘thank you, coach.” And he was like, ‘we really hope to get you up at Michigan’ (and I hope) to see how it looks and everything.”
And the offer he admits was well received.
“It means a lot because Michigan is a big program,” Monday said. “And coach (Jim) Harbaugh is a real good coach. He’s got a lot of experience with a lot of players. I just like how the coaching staff is setup.”
Monday says he’s yet to schedule his trip to Ann Arbor, but he's hopeful to get up there soon with his parents.
“I really just want to see the coaches and interact with the coaches and players, and see how it goes,” Monday said.
Upcoming, Monday says he’s planning to visit Cincinnati, Kentucky and Georgia. He also noted he’s been on campus trips to Florida and Florida State, noting he mostly paying attention too each schools coaching staff on his visits.
“My interaction with the coaches, that’s the main thing,” he insisted. “And how it fits me.”
Monday also confirmed Auburn was his leader, followed by Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, with Michigan coming somewhere after, he says.
“Michigan is in the mix, of course, Michigan is in the mix,” Monday said, noting what U-M will have to accomplish to crack his top-five. “Just interact more, talk to the coaches more, see how it goes. I mean, I just want to hear from them more.”
As of right now, Monday is planning to announce his decision after his senior season.