A number of top recruits were in Ann Arbor on Saturday for the annual spring game. One of the top players in attendance was from right in the Wolverines’ own back yard. Novi DE Tyler Hoover was recently offered by Michigan and took the opportunity to drop in and check things out.
”This was the first time I had been to Michigan as part of the recruiting process,” he reported. “I got a chance to talk to the defensive coordinator (Ron English) and the defensive line coach (Steve Stripling). I liked it a lot, it was exciting just to be there and watch it.”
The 6’7, 245-lb Hoover now has a total of nine offers. In addition to the Wolverines, Michigan State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Vanderbilt, Duke, Northwestern, Purdue and Cincinnati are the other schools who have extended scholarships.
”I’ve visited almost all of them,” he said. "The only one I haven’t been to is Cincinnati.”
Hoover does not currently have a leader or even a top five, but he does plan to start narrowing his list down soon. A large part of that will be heading to camps and visiting more places this summer.
”I don’t really know where I’ll go this summer yet," said Hoover. "I might do some camps. I might go to Michigan’s camp for a couple days.”
Mostly recruited as a defensive end, Hoover reports that the Michigan State
Spartans are also interested in him as a tight end.
Hoover does not know exactly when he will have a college choice made. But said he is sure he wants to get it done before the season starts.