Two on Top for Gholston

Cass Tech (Detroit) DL <b>Vernon Gholston</b> has two schools on the top of his list after this weekend's visit to Michigan. GoBlueWolverine talked with Gholston Sunday night, is Michigan one of the two?<br><br> <b>***Midnight update***</b><br><br> More comments from Gholston on his visit added.

After Michigan dismantled Ohio State in the 100th edition of the Big Game, Cass Tech (Detroit) DL Vernon Gholston (2003 U-M Camper, U-M Nike stats: 6-3, 235 lbs., 4.45 in the 40, 31 bench press reps. … 2.9 GPA, 930 SAT), who was in attendance on an unofficial visit, told GoBlueWovlerine Magazine, "I didn't root for either team, I just enjoyed the game."

At the time he said his top three were Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan State. It now appears one has dropped.

Late Sunday night Gholston told us, "Michigan and Ohio State are my two leaders now. They are even but those are my two leaders now. Michigan State is right behind them and I visit there next weekend. I had to move my Ohio State visit to January 9. I am also going to visit Iowa (Dec. 19). As for my fifth visit I don't have any set up and I'm not sure yet if I'll take one. After my visits I'll decide."

The athletic defensive end, who finished the year with 103 tackles, 7 sacks, and 16 tackles for loss, indicated that he really enjoyed his visit and that he and Marques Walton really got a good feel for the way things worked. "They had it set up where we did a lot of eating," Gholston said. "I also met with the academic advisors, got to sit in on some of the team meetings, and went to some parties."

Gholston's host was Larry Harrison and he said he got to talk to a lot of other Wolverine football players. "I liked the family atmosphere there," he said. "They treated me just like one of the team, I liked that."

The Michigan coaching staff talked Vernon about how they would use him, but that they didn't try to pressure him into making a decision. "I got to meet everyone," Vernon said. "They said want me as a pass rushing defensive end, but we didn't really talk about whether I'd come in and play right away or redshirt. We also didn't talk about committing."

Vernon said he's looking to major in industrial engineering, and had a chance to talk to some of the academic folks at U-M. "The business school people talked to me and went over a bunch of stuff. Michigan has a good engineering program and that is important to me. This visit really lived up to everything I expected of Michigan and the great school and program that they are."

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