Mercer’s “Super Elite Camp” played host to multiple top teams on Friday, including Michigan.
And there was plenty of top talent on hand too.
In fact, Hampton (Ga.) Dutchtown High 2018 safety Trey Dean was one of the notable prospects in attendance. He saw first hand what the satellite camp experience was all about and raved about the event afterwards to The Michigan Insider.
“It was a great camp, there were a lot of head coaches out there,” Dean said. “I wish a lot more people came to these camps. Many schools from Division I to Division II, so just a great experience overall.”
Michigan, Purdue, Penn State and Vanderbilt were just a few of the schools in attendance that Dean already had an offer from. The event also gave Dean his first chance to meet some of the respective coaches from each program, including Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.
“That was my first time meeting him, I’m supposed to visit (Michigan) next week. But that was my first time meeting him face to face,” Dean said of Harbaugh. “He’s a great coach. He’s real laid back. I like that he talks about stuff outside of football. He’s just a great coach all around, no doubt about that.”
Dean also had the opportunity to hangout with Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown.
“He’s a great coach too,” Dean said of Brown. “I mean he wants me to play safety and play corner, too. So we had a great time.”
Dean, who confirmed he will be visiting Michigan on June 12, explained his interest in the Wolverines.
“I heard they have a lot of southern guys and off the field they have a great degree, Michigan is a good school and a world wide brand,” Dean said. “I like that, so I want to see what they have to offer.”
It also helps that Dean has heard inside information on Michigan from his friend and workout partner, U-M 2018 cornerback commit Myles "Spider" Sims on what the Wolverines have to offer.
“He wants me to come there with him," Dean said of Sims. "So I’m just going to see why Spider says why he liked it, so I’m going to see what he’s talking about when I get there.”
At the moment, Dean says he has no favorites in his recruitment. However, he notes that he plans to narrow his choice of schools to a top-five by the end of the month. Besides Michigan, Dean says he plans to visit Texas this weekend and Notre Dame later on this June, and possibly Penn State, he adds.
And when he goes on these visits, Dean says he has certain factors he’ll be looking for in each program.
“First of all, is the place I want to be at, no doubt about that,” Dean said. “Second of all, academics and does their playing style fit me, can I play there?”