Ryan Mallett Talks about Becoming a Wolverine

Five-star quarterback Ryan Mallet of Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas announced his choice for Michigan today. He spoke with GoBlueWolverine.com about his decision, and whether he will graduate early.

It's been a busy couple of days for one of the top high school quarterbacks in the country. "I'm going to Michigan," Ryan Mallett of Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas told GoBlueWolverine.com on Tuesday.

After spending a full week at the Michigan camp last summer, the five-star quarterback had seemingly made his decision on where he wanted to attend college. "I loved it at camp and I really wanted to commit to Michigan then," he said. "But my parents told me to wait and make sure. I'm glad they did because it gave me a chance to look around and know that's where I wanted to go."

On Saturday, Mallett made the call. "I called coach Loeffler Saturday night and told him I was wanted to commit," he said. "I was on the way back from the Elite 11 tryouts. He had me call Coach (Lloyd) Carr to tell him. He had to get out of bed to take the call, but it was pretty exciting."

However, it wasn't a done deal that Ann Arbor would be his destination. "It was 50/50 between Texas and Michigan," Mallett said. "Then they (Texas) gave me the ultimatum and that ended it for them." Mallett reported earlier that the Texas staff told him they needed a decision from him right away.

In what is now a growing trend among top prep athletes, Mallett's next decision regarding college involves when he will enroll. "I'm seriously thinking about graduating in December," he said. "It's not certain yet, but I'm looking at it."

Mallett added that he will once again be in Michigan during the camp, but may not be there as a participant. "I'm going up during the camp," he said. "I may or may not work out, I'm not sure yet, but I am definitely going to spend a couple of days there."

There was some concern that one of the reasons Mallett may not choose Michigan was because of the distance from home. However, his parents won't have to travel far after all in order to watch their son play. "My folks are going to move closer to Michigan so that they can see me," he said. "We're not sure where they're going to move to yet, but it will be closer."

Mallett has already begun recruiting potential teammates, though he is being coy about exactly who he us speaking with. "I have been contacting some guys, but I want to respect their privacy so I'm not going to name them," he said.

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