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Delray Beach, Florida athlete Justin Feagin is a hot commodity these days due in large part to his versatility. During his official visit to Michigan this weekend his ability to play multiple positions was a prevalent topic of discussion.
“It was a good visit,” Feagin said. “They showed me everything I was looking for. We talked about the positions. At quarterback, basically it would be me, the three quarterbacks they have, and whoever else comes in that will compete for it. (Coach Rodriguez) told me that since I also play slot receiver, if I don’t win (the quarterback) job… they have zero slot receivers on the team. So that’s a spot right there. There is playing time at quarterback and playing time at slot receiver. It all depends.”
With the opportunities for playing time spelled out, Feagin’s attention turned to getting a better feel for the other players and recruits. When all was said and done, he couldn’t have been more impressed with his would-be teammates.
“I liked all them boys,” Feagin said. “Greg Mathews because we’re both from Florida, Junior (Hemingway), Obi (Ezeh), and Brandon Herron…he was the dude that showed me around. He was my host, so I chilled with him too. I liked him because he just kept it up front with me and he spoke his mind. He wasn’t trying to sugarcoat nothing. If it came up and I didn’t like, he told me, "You aint gone like what I’m about to tell you.’ The rest of them boys were the same way. Greg, because he was from Florida, he showed me around like a big brother walking.”
“Everybody that was there, we all vibed together,” he continued. “(The recruits) all went out together and we was basically chilling together. Kenny told me if I do come (to Michigan), that he wanted to room with me. We didn’t feel nothing negative about each other. We were just trying to see where the other one was going.”
Feagin’s fellow recruits were definitely trying to get a feel for where he was going. A few of them indicated to GoBlueWolverine that they were told that the dual threat star had verballed to the Maize & Blue. Was what they were told correct?
“I told them that it was more of a chance that I was going to come,” Feagin explained. “I said… nine times out of ten, it’s more of a chance I would end up committing (to Michigan) over the other schools because when I thought off hand, there wasn’t that much stuff that I had questions about. When I go home and I look at all my other notes that I took on other schools, I can put them together and see. If that’s still what it is…then yeah. At all the other schools I can get playing time too, so that’s not why I’m committing. Each school, I don’t even say that they’re telling me that I can get playing time. I say they’re letting me compete for the job because that’s what they’re all doing.”
“I had to stop by my auntie house to get something tonight to eat, but if I go home tonight and look at all of that stuff and discuss it with my mom and she feels the same way, I could possibly call (Coach Rodriguez) tonight and tell him,” Feagin continued. “He didn’t really put any pressure on me about when he wanted an answer for me.”
Note: Be sure to tune into Wednesday afternoon for the signing day extravaganza on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA. GoBlueWolverine’s Sam Webb and Tom Beaver will host the show live at Banfield’s Westside Grill in Ann Arbor. Fans are welcome to join us at the restaurant on the corner of Jackson & Zeeb. Those outside the listening area can listen on wtka.com. For a list of confirmed guests (including commitments and coaches), click here.