Cornerback Avery Atkins from Daytona Beach Mainland had knock-out Miami Nike stats of: 5-11, 182 lbs, a 4.39 sec. 40, a camp-best 3.90 sec. shuttle, and a 33.6 inch vertical jump. He is now Max Emfinger's #6 cornerback (prior to this, he was unranked). Mainland is the reigning Florida 5-A (top classification) state champs. And his head coach, if you recall, came from Massillon, Ohio.
We spoke to Atkins last night to see if Michigan has 'jumped' on him.
Avery, has Michigan been to your school?
"Yes, Michigan came to my school last week."
So ... did Michigan offer you a scholarship?
"Well, they talked to my coach when they were there; they couldn't really talk to me. And since then I've been gone from school -- but my coach called me and said there is a package sitting in his office for me!"
Does this raise Michigan in your eyes?
"Definitely. I don't have a fixed top five yet, but this definitely puts Michigan into my top five!"
Have you thought more about the Michigan Summer Camp?
"Well ... I told you the last time we talked that I was coming up to the Michigan Camp. I do plan to come to the Michigan Camp -- (teammate LB) Matt Lewis and I."
What did Michigan say to your coach?
"They said they were looking for a couple cornerbacks. I know they are recruiting Justin King and me."
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