2008 Intro: OL Bryce Givens

The Michigan Wolverines ventured out to Denver Mullen high school last season to land TE commitment Steve Watson. In 2007, the Maize & Blue just might be back in the Rocky Mountain region to recruit Watson's 6-6, 250 lb. teammate, Bryce Givens. The talented lineman was one of the standouts at the Army National Junior combine and he took time out to discuss his recruitment with GoBluWolverine.

What schools are you hearing from at this point?

"I'm hearing a little bit from Michigan, Washington State, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Washington State, Oklahoma, Boston College, and UCLA."

When did Michigan start to talk to you?

"When they came and visited Steve (Watson) at school they asked about me too.  They've sent me a couple of letters to school, but that's pretty much it so far."

Do you plan to get over to Ann Arbor for camp or for a junior day?

"Oh, most definitely. I haven't set anything up yet, but I'd like to.  The Big Ten is big time football."

Does Steve talk to you very much about Michigan?

"Yeah, a lot.  Notre Dame has had a lot of interest in me and I took an unofficial there, but Steve really really wants me at Michigan.  He said, 'I want you to come up here so I'll have a buddy with me.'  He said whenever I come for a visit to request him because he wants to be my host.' "

For those that haven't seen you play, talk about your game a little bit.

"I'm definitely very physical, I'm quick off the ball, and I have pretty good feet.  I'd say my weakness is definitely weight and having an anchor behind me.  I have a little trouble run blocking because of the weight, but I'm definitely a good pass blocker."

When you get ready to make your decision on which school to attend, what will be the most significant factors?

"Tradition, fan support, where the school is located, coaching staff, and coaching style."

Do you have a timetable for when you'd like to make a choice?

"Not necessarily.  Just anytime.  I want to leave all options open for now and see how many offers I can get.  Then I'll see who I like best after that.  Deciding early is definitely a possibility depending on how soon interest is shown and if there was a scholarship offered.  I would definitely consider doing something before the season, like Steve did, right at the beginning."

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