Ft Lauderdale St Thomas Aquinas is a school that Michigan football recruiting fans should be very familiar with now. That's because it's the place that five-star lineman Sam Young calls home. Now, however, Young isn't the only reason for Wolverine fans to be interested in the south Flori school. Class of 2007 point guard Martavis Kee has become a prime target for Tommy Amaker and company. The Maize and Blue had been conversing with the talented prospect over the phone in recent months, but that didn't garner them any mention on his list of schools. A recent visit from the Maize and Blue changed all of that.
"Coach Jackson came down to watch me Tuesday," Kee said. "That was a first time Michigan had been down to see me. That's when I started taking them serious. Right now I like Michigan, Illinois, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, and Louisville."
The Wolverines' newest assistant has already made a favorable impression on Kee. The youngster indicated that Jackson explained that his versatility would be utilized should he choose to spend his college years in Ann Arbor.
"He is real down earth," Kee said of Jackson. "He was up front with telling me whether they were going to recruit me or not. They are trying to recruit me as kind of a combo guard because I'm a point, but I can shoot it. At point, my size is an advantage. I'm close to 6-3 and all of the guards I face are like 5-10. That causes a lot of mismatch problems because I can just shoot over the top of them."
Kee's backcourt flexibility has piqued the interest of a number of programs over the past year. The Sunshine State guard has three offers to date, but that's sure to change in the near future. "I have offers from Virginia Tech, Clemson, and South Florida right now," he said. "I'm going to Michigan on the 28th, Illinois is coming down for my game on Thursday, and Wake Forest is coming down next Tuesday so we'll see what happens with them."
With attention from perspective suitors on the rise, Kee indicated that the visits will play a large role in his weeding-out process. The relationship he forms with the respective coaching staffs will likely be the determining factor in his choice. "I've been to Wake, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Florida," Kee said. "I've been Florida State too, but I didn't really like it. I've also been up to Michigan State twice. I know they just signed that kid Lucas, but they're kind of still on me a little bit. All of them kind of even, but I'm kind of high on Virginia Tech a little bit because I'm familiar with the coaching staff. That was like my first offer. They've been on me since my sophomore year."
"The coaching staff is probably going to be the biggest factor in my choice," Kee continued. "I just want to be comfortable around my coaching staff. I want to have someone I can just talk to if I'm not happy…somebody that is just going to be straight up with me…that will tell me what I need to work on. I don't want to go to a school where I'm always uncomfortable and getting into it with the coaches. That's going to stop your playing time if a coach doesn't like you. I just want to go somewhere I feel comfortable."
Kee made it clear that all of the schools on his list will have ample opportunity to catch the Hokies in the comfort department. He is in no rush to make a decision. "I'm probably going to make my choice at the end of summer after Nike camp," he said.
GoBlueWolverine will have more from Kee in the coming weeks.