BOWIE, Md. -- Unable to workout at Michigan's satellite camp on Saturday due to a sprained ankle, 2018 wide receiver Ugo Obasi still used the opportunity to get a “good feel” for U-M’s coaching staff.
“I’m just coming to this camp trying to get a good feel for these coaches,” he said. “I understand the coaches are going to be a key part of my life. I’m trying to get a feel for Pep Hamilton and Jim Harbaugh, and see how they actually work.”
While Michigan has yet to offer Obasi, he says one could happen after U-M sees him workout. Of course, that’s why his missed opportunity to workout could loom large for the Baltimore (Md.) Milford Mill Academy standout down the road.
“They just want to see me run,” he said. “It’s the same with everybody else, they just want to see me run. They want to see my one-on-ones and how I test, and stuff like that.”
Though, it seems his connection with Michigan, while brief, is off to a positive start.
“Michigan is definitely big and I have a lot of good vibes right now with Michigan, I definitely want to go up for a visit,” he said.
And if or when Obasi visits, he says it would most likely be for an official visit this fall.
“It would be an official visit definitely,” he said. “The four main things I want to see are where it’s actually located, get to know the coaches and players, academics and athletic-wise of the school.”
And if Michigan were to offer, well, Obasi says it would “mean a lot” in his recruitment.
“It would mean so much to me,” he said. “Just know they are nationally ranked and knowing the history they have been through. Just being coached by Jim Harbaugh would be a great experience.”
In the meantime, Obasi says he plans to release his top-10 schools on July 24, noting he plans to also announce his commitment roughly three weeks later.
“Michigan has a really high chance of making my list, as soon as I get an offer, I’m sure they will at least jump to the top-three,” he said.
Currently, Obasi holds offers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Wake Forest and Virginia among others. He has also been on campus visits to UConn, Virginia, Duke and Temple.