Michigan offered 2018 wide receiver Michael Geraci, from Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep, as a preferred walk-on.
"I went to Sacred Heart's prospect camp on Saturday and a lot of the Michigan staff was there," Geraci told The Michigan Insider. "After the camp was over, I talked to coach Chris Partridge and he told me that they were going to offer me as a preferred walk-on."
"I was a little surprised," he added. "I felt like I performed really well at the camp, but it was also the first time I had met any of the coaches. I think what they saw was my athleticism, my hard work ethic, and my ability to be coached. That is what impressed them. They also called my head coach, Mike Teel, to ask about my character and transcript. I think what he had to say impressed them. I assume that all of those tangibles and intangibles that they were able to gather made up for the short amount of exposure time that I was given."
Geraci has a little relation with some players from Michigan, as he played against Rashan Gary, Kareem Walker, and Drew Singleton. He also played with Hunter Reynolds, a preferred walk-on, for two years.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete planning to visit Michigan this summer. He will also take trips to Yale, Princeton, and Colombia.
"Michigan has great academics, a great coaching staff, great tradition, and a great program," Geraci said.
Even though he has never met coach Jim Harbaugh, he is impressed with his success.
"I haven't met him personally," Geraci mentioned of Harbaugh. "But his success everywhere that he has been speaks a lot about his character and ability."