One of the Midwest’s top 2018 linebacker prospects is Columbus (OH.) St. Francis DeSales outside linebacker Brian Asamoah. With over twenty scholarship offers, the Ohio native has plenty of options to choose from including one to the University of Michigan. He took the drive up North to Ann Arbor this weekend and left very impressed.
“The visit was amazing,” Asamoah told The Michigan Insider. “I had one on one conversations with (Head) Coach (Jim) Harbaugh and (Defensive Coordinator Coach Don) Brown. Watched the spring practice to see how the coaches interact with the players. After that, I took a tour of campus and went to The Big House. On our way back to the facilities, I ran into Desmond Howard and was able that to have a brief conversation with him.”
The versatile 6-foot-1, 205-pound Asamoah has established early bonds already in his recruitment with the Wolverine coaching staff, especially Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and Defensive Coordinator Don Brown. He further strengthened those relationships while on campus and also learned how much of a priority he is as well.
“Coach Harbaugh said not that many kids come to Michigan from Ohio, but I could be that guy,” said Asamoah. “He said he sees qualities of a good athlete in me and Michigan would be a great fit for me. Coach Don Brown and I also watched film. He says he wants me at Viper, which is the position Jabrill Peppers played. He said he sees me having a lot of success at that position. Both of them said they loved my film. I have the "it" factor. I can tackle in space, violent at the point of attack, good blitzer, and the fact that I'm so versatile and can move in space. They are some great people. They know a lot about the game and I can definitely learn a lot underneath their wings.”
With many positives coming out of the visit to Michigan, the three-star linebacker noted the top highlight came from his talk with the headman himself, Jim Harbaugh.
“My favorite part of my visit was my conversation with Coach Harbaugh,” said Asamoah. “I learned a lot of valuable lessons from him like opportunity comes ones once in a lifetime. I have to make the best of it and seize that opportunity. He also drove the point the student comes before athlete. So making sure I'm taking care of what's most important, which is the classroom.”