BOWIE, Md. -- In late May, Michigan assistant Pep Hamilton made a full of evaluation of 2018 running back Mychale Salahuddin. He took a couple days to evaluate the Washington (D.C.) Woodson standout physically, mentally and emotionally, and ended up offering the three-star back.
“I’m definitely taking a look at Michigan,” Salahuddin said U-M’s satellite camp held at Bowie State on Saturday. “It’s big, big time school with a lot of legacy built up behind it. I’m definitely a guy who can come in and fill the shoes of Jabrill Peppers, just an offensive version and come in and make an instant impact.”
And it seems Salahuddin has already built a unique relationship with Hamilton.
“Pep, you know he is actually a Washington D.C. native,” Salahuddin said of Hamilton. “And so we have that connection off the bat. But other than him being from Washington D.C., he’s just a very genuine guy. He talks about stuff other than football. He tells you stuff you need to fix in order to improve yourself being a young man. It’s just more than football with him.”
Next up, Salahuddin says he plans to visit U-M’s campus sometime in June or July.
“I’m just looking to see what the hype is about,” Salahuddin said. “You know Michigan is always the premiere school that everyone always wants to talk about. I just want to see what it’s all about.”
As far as upcoming visits, Salahuddin says he has planned visits with Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and USC later this month. What’s his plan when goes on these campus trips? Well, to check out what each program has to offer, he says.
“Everything other than football,” Salahuddin said. “Like let’s say I get hurt walking down the street or something, what school can provide with (medical backup if needed).”
Salahuddin says he plans go take his five official visits and is pondering on whether he’ll be an early enrollee this January at whichever school he commits to.
“Early enrollment is definitely a big decision for me because I know I can come in and make an instant at whatever school I got to. I just want to be physically ready to make that impact,” Salahuddin said.