Nick Stephens Set to Visit Michigan

As first reported on Monday, quarterback Nick Stephens of Flower Mound High School in Lewisville, Texas would be hosting Michigan QB coach Scot Loeffler on Tuesday. GBW spoke with the former Ole Miss commitment about his chat with the Michigan coach, and his plans for choosing from his three finalists.

Michigan contacted four-star signal caller Nick Stephens a short while back about his interest in becoming a Wolverine. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Stephens had made his pledge to the University of Mississippi during the summer, but changes on the staff at Ole Miss gave Stephens concern, especially the lack of contact. The Michigan interest was enough to get him to re-open his recruitment. After an official visit to Tennessee, he will choose his final destination from the Vols, Michigan, and Ole Miss. "I understand there was a coaching change there and they had to take care of some things," Stephens said. "I've talked to them and it's okay."

The No. 11 rated quarterback in the country according to hosted a visitor on Tuesday. "Coach (Scot) Loeffler was here, he just left," Stephens said. "I really like him. As a matter of fact, one of the main things that stand out about the three schools I'm looking at are the people; they all have great people. One thing he (Loeffler) told me was that picking a school because of the depth chart was not a very good reason. He told me to go with where I feel most comfortable, no matter what."

So, Stephens said he will be heading to Ann Arbor with his father on Thursday for an official visit to Michigan. "Coach Loeffler told me a couple days ago that I had an offer, and we set up a visit," he said. "I'll get a chance to talk to Coach (Lloyd) Carr when I'm up there."

"I won't commit during the visit; I'll come back and announce three days later. It will be a family decision, and I'll talk to my coaches."

Earlier, Stephens told that he grew up an Ohio State fan. While the Buckeyes aren't in the picture for his services, growing up in Columbus may have an affect on his decision. He said he preferred the weather in the South to that in the Midwest.

Stephens said he wasn't aware of Ole Miss recruiting any other quarterbacks. "I wouldn't blame them if they did," he said. "I'm looking around so it would make sense that they would look around. Basically, I'm just starting over and everyone is even."

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