Cameron Colvin (Sept. 13 official visit, STAN Nike stats: 6-1, 188 lbs., 4.31 in the 40, 3.85 shuttle, 32.4 inch vertical, 13 bench press reps. … 2.3 GPA/16 ACT) from Concord, Calif. De La Salle made his first official visit, to Michigan, this past weekend.
"I had a great time," said Colvin. "The campus kids were all great, it kind of caught me off guard because they had no idea who I was, but they were all really friendly.
"I got to hang out with some of the freshmen, it was just awesome. The game wasn't what I expected at all. The thought of playing in front of that many people gave me chills. I'd seen Michigan on TV so much, so it was really cool to finally see everything up close."
The five-star prospect has received quite a bit of attention since being named MVP of the Stanford Nike Camp this past May. But he has always had Michigan on the top of his list, "Michigan is my number one school and they jumped up even more with the visit."
Colvin chose a great weekend to visit, as Michigan pounded traditional rival Notre Dame 38-0. As we reported earlier, Colvin and U-M commitment Chad Henne spent the entire game sitting together. "We clicked good," Cameron told me. "We talked a lot about how it takes two great players to make a great QB/receiver tandem. He really wants me to come to Michigan. I enjoyed talking to him."
Colvin found some unexpected fans at Michigan Stadium, "There were people there with Cameron signs, and they were singing a song, chanting my name, it was pretty cool. I was surprised."
So what did Colvin think of Michigan? "As far as the facilities I've seen better. The dorms weren't all that nice," he said. "I know Michigan is upgrading stuff so it's not a problem. I thought the locker room was really nice though and I liked the indoor stadium. They had a jersey there with my name and number on it (#26). I asked them where number one was. They all laughed but I was serious." Is that the number he wants to wear? "Yeah."
Colvin met with the U-M staff and came away with this impression: "Coach Carr is a lot like my coach here (at De La Salle). We talked about playing right away but I told them I wouldn't mind red-shirting, I think that would be best."
Colvin did get to talk with former De La Salle player and current back-up QB Matt Gutierrez. "We talked about Ann Arbor and how it took him some time to get used to it, but how he loves it and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I thought he played great in the game, but then we expect that from Matt."
Colvin has decided not to play in the U.S. Army All-Star game, deciding instead to stay close to home and attend the CaliFlorida game on January 2nd. His godfather, Jay Lightner, told GBW, "He went to the Army game last year and wanted to try something different. Plus, the CaliFlorida people do more for the kids. They go to ball games and I think they give them a sweatsuit that the kids get to keep. Also, Lavelle (Hawkins) is going to be there as well as most of the California talent."
As far as Colvin's final decision? Cameron said, "I'll make my announcement at the CaliFlorida All-Star game. I want to take all my visits first, then decide. I'm planning on visiting Miami, USC, Oregon, and Florida State, but Michigan is definitely number one."
"It was Awesome!"
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