"I liked it," Hankerson said regarding his Michigan visit. "Coach Campbell was talking to me a lot. We went to look at the football field and the locker room. Coach Carr was telling me that they were going to come down and watch me in the spring."
Hankerson's enjoyment of his time in Ann Arbor was echoed by that of his teammate on the basketball team, Martavis Kee. The standout guard told GoBlueWolverine last week that Michigan had moved to the top of his list. Hankerson has heard similar comments from his good friend. Kee purchased a lot of Michigan garb before he left town, indicating just how interested he was. According to Hankerson, though, Kee wasn't the only one to return to the Sunshine State with a lot of Michigan paraphernalia.
"I picked up some gear too," Hankerson said. "I liked it up there. I think (Martavis) liked it. I think he wants to commit right now. I really think he wants to go there."
And if Kee were to go to Michigan? "I'd go there too," Hankerson said. "I'd commit too."
With the glow of his first unofficial still shining brightly, Hankerson hasn't spent much time contemplating further visits. However, a return trip to Ann Arbor appears to be very likely. "I don't really have anything set up right now," he said regarding what trips he might take in the near future. "Michigan wants me to come back for the camp. I'll probably go back for the camp."
The Wolverines strong early standing will surely be challenged by many of the country's top programs, including in-state power Miami. The Hurricanes have already extended Hankerson a scholarship offer and will likely be one of his destinations when he starts to take other trips. When the time comes to take official visits, Hankerson indicated that he will most likely take all five.
For the time being, Hankerson's focus is on school and on basketball. "We're 15-6, but that got us a spot in the playoffs," he said. "That means we're 0-0 right now."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Hankerson in the coming days and weeks.