Schilling: Same Colors, Different Wolverines!

Michigan's newest verbal commitment,'s no. 12 prospect Steve Schilling, will change his state dramatically, but he will not have to change his school colors, or his team nickname -- or his winged helmet! spoke Thursday night with Steve Schilling,'s No. 3 national offensive lineman from Bellevue, Wash. and Steve had this to say about his verbal commitment to Michigan over California and Washington. The Bellevue Wolverine won't have to worry about switching mascots, or winged helmets, or colors in college.

"I committed to them about an hour ago (Thursday afternoon PST)," Schilling said. "They were really excited, they said that there's a great opportunity for me to play."

So what did it come to in the end?

"All three schools are great schools, but Michigan offered me the best combination of football, academics and social life. In the end it came down to that, and my opportunity to be able to play. I get to experience a new part of the country and play somewhere else, in a conference I'm not used to. I wanted to take full advantage of my opportunity to play college ball somewhere.

"I think I knew I was going to go to Michigan for the last ten days, but I wanted to wait awhile to make sure I was making the right decision. And today, I was one-hundred percent confident about where I wanted to go."

GoBlueWolverine note: as far as the 6-foot-4, 290-pounder going from the Bellevue Wolverines to the Michigan Wolverines -- see the photos below. He looks mighty good in a Maize and Blue Winged Helmet!

For more, including on the 'same colors theme', click here: Seattle Times commitment story.

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