One of the top defensive back prospects in the 2019 class is Alexandria (Va.) Episcopal safety Litchfield Ajavon, who has seen his offer list continue to grow. His first offer came from the Wolverines back in December and a school he noted as somewhere he would like to get up to and visit.
Earlier this week, he just did that and traveled up to Ann Arbor to experience it for the first time.
“It was a great visit,” Ajavon told The Michigan Insider. “I got a chance to meet with Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, Coach (Don) Brown, Coach (Brian) Smith and my teammate Luiji Vilain. It was pretty fun. We went to the Big House and toured the facilities. It was a really great visit and I really appreciated it. I loved the coaching staff, loved the people I got to hang out with, so it was really fun.”
The four-star defensive standout had the opportunity to see and meet with several members of the Wolverine coaching staff. Each coach he got to sit down with and talk to, he really bonded and walked away feeling even more impressed by them all.
“I talked with Coach Harbaugh, Coach Brown and Coach Smith,” said Ajavon. “It was funny because when I got there Coach Harbaugh was leaving to go to D.C. and he had a speech he was reading and practiced the speech in front of me (laughter). It was good and we talked after that by how the recruiting process is getting real and people are going to start really coming after me, but to remember to find the right fit for me. Coach Brown and I watched film. We watched a lot of the defensive backs film to see the type of defense they ran, where I could be potentially be used, different ways I could be on the field, which is countless. Coach Smith and I talked a lot about life and family. Everything you could think of. It was just really good.”
“Each coach had something special about them. Coach Harbaugh is the funny guy and he is outgoing. Coach Brown just talked football, so you have to love that also. Coach Smith hit on a little bit of everything like life and other sports I do, so I can’t tell you which coach I vibe with the most because I clicked with all of them and all of them had something different we did.”
Ajavon also got to spend time with his former teammate and current Wolverine defensive end, Luiji Vilain during his stay in Ann Arbor and go to him as another resource to learn more about the school.
“It was fun and good to see him again,” said Ajavon. “We went out to get dinner afterward and then we just talked about the area, school, and how he’s adjusting. He just had a workout when I got there, so he also talked about how the workout was. I’m using him like my insight to the school, now that I have a big brother basically that is there. I can ask him questions and pick his brain to see how it there and if it’s the right fit there.
Despite the visit being his first time ever to Michigan, he wasn’t surprised by anything knowing the high reputation the school has on and off the field, but still got everything he was hoping for.
“Not really (was I surprised by anything) because Michigan has set a high standard for itself and what you hear is what you get here,” said Ajavon. “What you see is what you get here. No doubt it is a big campus, have a big stadium and academics are strong. All of that I was expecting and knew that going in. I wasn’t blindsided by anything. All I was looking for, I saw it in the school.”
“My interest is still the same since Michigan offered, which was my first offer and a big honor. I hold it in high regard, so it means a lot to me that they offered and I got a chance to go in visit. I’m not setting any high interest or low interest in any place having two more years of high school football to play. All of that will figure itself out in time. Right now, I’m just enjoying the opportunity I have.”
Moving forward, Ajavon noted he might visit Stanford and Wisconsin in the upcoming weeks