On Sunday, Alhambra assistant coach Manny Ruedaflores told GoBlueWolverine that when Zion Babb got off the plane Sunday night from his visit to Michigan, his mother was watiting for him with a Michigan sign.
Last night GBW confirmed this with Michigan's latest commitment, who got on the phone and said, "I'm committed to Michigan."
Tell us about the commitment. How did it happen?
"I talked to Coach Carr Sunday morning, and was thinking about committing. Then I talked for quite a while to Coach (Ron) English (Michigan's Southern California recruiter). And I decided to commit, but I still wanted to take some visits. So I talked to Coach Campbell and told him I wanted to commit, but that I wanted it to be a 'silent commitment' and I wanted to take some official visits. Coach Campbell said he didn't know about that. So I just said, 'Okay, I'll just go ahead and commit then'." Coach Campbell was real happy -- he told Coach English, who told Coach Carr."
And why did a Southern California guy like you commit to Michigan?
"There were several reasons. I really liked my visit. I like "Coach E." And Michigan is a great school with a great football program."
"And I liked the guys I hung around with at the visit: Ryan Mallett, Toney Clemons, Marquis Maze, and Donovan Warren. Ryan told Toney and I to come with him to Michigan and catch passes from him and win championships."
So who are you going to play for at Michigan -- Coach English (defensive back) or Coach Campbell (wide receiver)?
"I don't care. I'll just go to fall practice and play hard, and I'll play wherever they need me to."
What are Michigan fans going to see when you take the field?
"Well, I'm 6-foot-2 or a little bigger, and I'm 190-200 pounds. My fastest 40 time is a 4.45."
What what is the strength of your game?
"I'd say it's yardage after getting hit -- our coaches emphasize that here,"
And Gil Ruedaflores, the Alhambra Head Coach, added:
"It is a big honor for us here at Alhambra High to send a player to Michigan."
For Alhambra assistant coach Manny Ruedaflores' comments to GBW on Babb on Sunday, click HERE.
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