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German 2018 DE recaps U-M camp experience

A native of Germany, 2018 DE Julius Welschof recaps his first trip to Michigan after his camp experience.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Julius Welschof came to Michigan's Super Skill position camp on Saturday with an attitude to learn and soak up coaching from top knowledge he otherwise never receives from his native country of Germany.

“It was my first time playing football actually in the states,” he said. “If you get coached on a high level like this you just have to get better. Compared to Germany, coaches with this experience it’s just awesome.”

Well, at 6-foot-6, 248-pounds, Michigan coaches were paying the 2018 defensive end up close and personal attention, including D-line coach Greg Mattison himself.

“He said that he can see that I can move and was impressed, so think that’s good feedback,” he said.

And while no offer was made during is camp stay, Welschof made his feellings known if an offer were made his way.

“That would just be a dream come true,” he said. “I really like the personal at Michigan and the D-line coach. I think it’s not only important that you like your coach, but that it’s a family, the whole D-line, that’s what I really love.”

While on campus, Welschof also had opportunity to see some of U-M’s other football amenities

“We got the tour on (Friday),” he said. “All the facilities, the weight room, if you go to Germany you don’t have a weight room, so everything is so big, it’s like being a professional.”

Welschof has already been on campus stops at Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan during his camp tour. During his trip, he’s earned offers from Rutgers, Temple and Eastern Michigan among others.

“I look at how the coaches are, the personality has to be good,” he said. “I want a family with the whole D-line. And if the athletes talk to me, if they motivate me, I want to feel if I can be part of them.”


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