Big NM DL Alan Branch Returns From Ann Arbor

Big Cibola (Albuquerque) High School DL <b>Alan Branch</b> returned home from his Michigan visit Sunday evening. GoBlueWolverine Magazine talked with him about his trip, and where Michigan stands with him now.

GBW saw Alan Branch (U-M Camper, US Army Combine stats: 6-6, 305 lbs., 5.2 in the 40, 4.65 in the shuttle, 2.5 GPA/17 ACT) play this past Thursday. To read his scouting report along with pictures of the big man, click here. Shortly after returning from Ann Arbor he spoke to GBW to tell us about his visit, including his thoughts on the Wolverines dismantling of Illinois. Branch has been to the Ann Arbor campus several times now, and he was hoping to see something new.

"I'm tired, the plane rides were long, not very fun honestly," Branch said. "I'm kinda sore after playing and being sick. I didn't really see anything new but it was a pretty good time. My host was Larry Harrison."

Branch was seen at the game chatting with an old camp buddy, Jr. DL Terrence Taylor from Muskegon. "We talked a lot about how much better we were than each other," Branch said. "We talked a lot of trash to each other, about how we could beat the other on a one-on-one. It's the first time I've been able to talk to him since the camp."

Branch has family in the Detroit area and his mother attended U-M for one year before moving to New Mexico, but he said he didn't get a chance to see any of them because of time constraints. He did get a chance to check out Ann Arbor on Saturday night. "I hung out with a couple players and saw some soriority houses," Branch said. "It was pretty fun."

Branch enjoyed the game and said the defense was one he could see himself playing for. "That was the best defense I've seen so far in person. I mean the game was a blowout, which is expected at Michigan."

Branch said he didn't have a favorite. He also said he wasn't going to compare schools he visits. "I don't want to contrasts the schools," he said. "I mean the schools I've seen are all good and I don't have anything negative to say about any of them."

Branch also said he didn't have any other visits set up at this time, and wasn't sure when he would visit any other schools. "I talked to Coach Carr and they asked when I was going to make a decision," he said. "I told them after I take all of my visits and talk things over with my parents. As far as I know nobody committed, but I was the first one to talk to Carr so something could have happened after I left."

Right now he said he just wants to relax and get over his touch of the flu.

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