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Top Ohio 2019 DT Talks U-M Visit

Cincinnati (Ohio) Walnut Hills 2019 DT Jowon Briggs had eye-opening experience during his trip to Michigan.

BEREA, Ohio -- Rising sophomore Jowon Briggs is already considered one of the top defensive tackle prospects from the state of Ohio’s 2019 class.

Starring at Cincinnati (Ohio) Walnut Hills, Briggs’ recruitment is heating up as well.

In fact, he holds notable offers from Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame, among others, and recently went up to U-M for an unofficial visit.   

“It went very well up there,” Briggs said. “I mean, what really stood out to me was there defensive scheme. Coach (Greg) Mattison was talking about where I would fit into the defense, defensive line-wise. I was talking to the defensive coordinator (Don Brown), and he was talking about it being an attack front. Their D-line just doesn’t sit there and hold a gap; their D-line is going every play. Not just sitting there reading. That definitely stood out to me, because you want to be able to go against the grain, get you some contact and make a few plays. And I feel like it would be nice to fit into that system.”

Now that Briggs has been to Michigan, he admits he’s taken more of liking to the Wolverines, he explains.

“Because it wasn’t what I expected,” Briggs said. “I never really looked into different colleges till just now this year. So when I got up to Michigan it was definitely an eye opener. It was Michigan, it was great up there.”

And what does Michigan’s offer mean to Briggs?

“It means I’m getting recognized,” Briggs said. “I’m getting recognized by places that aren’t in my state.”

Next up, Briggs says he would like to make it back to Michigan’s campus for a game day experience.

“I want to see if the defensive linemen click,” Briggs said. “I want to see if the defensive linemen click as soon as the game starts.”

Along with Michigan, Briggs has also been on campus visits to Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan State, who have all offered him as well.

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