One of the more recent blips to emerge on Michigan’s recruiting radar is Chaminade Madonna Prep (Hollywood, FL) standout Tarik Rollins. The 6-2, 200-pound linebacker claims over 21 offers to date, and the Wolverines were among the most recent additions. Earlier this week he set out on a Midwest college tour to get a better feel for the suitors further away from home. His most recent stop took place Wednesday afternoon at the University of Michigan.
“They had a whole itinerary planned out for me,” Rollins said. “First I got to talk with the strength & conditioning coach, Coach Gittleson. That went well. Then I sat down with Coach Tolbert and he went over how they incorporate their technology with their speed and conditioning program. Then I met with Ms. Shari (Acho) and we talked about academics, what I want to major in, and how they help the student athletes at the (academic center). Then I got to talk with Coach Carr and Coach English. Then I went to the Union to eat. I had a chance to walk into the stadium, and then I talked to Coach Szabo.
“They’re recruiting me as a SAM linebacker and they said I would have the opportunity to come in and earn playing time (right away),” he continued.
After having a chance to reflect on his time on campus, Rollins indicated his visit to Michigan stacked up very favorably to the others that he has taken thus far.
“I’ve visited a lot of colleges through this recruiting process…I can’t tell you how many off the top of my head…but things went very well today,” said Rollins. “I gathered a lot of information.”
With his trip to the Great Lake State now behind him, Rollins plans to make a few more tour stops before returning him to bring his recruitment into greater focus.
“I’m going to be hitting Indiana tomorrow and Purdue Friday,” Rollins said. “Then I’m going to narrow it down when I get home. Hopefully I’ll get it down to a top five. I don’t know if I’ll take all five official visits. I’ll have to see.”
“I don’t know when I’ll decide, but distance and playing away from home is not a problem for me,” he added.”