"This morning my coach told me he had talked to them and that they were probably going to offer. So I called them and talked to Coach Gibson," he said, "He just said we thought you did really good at camp and we were impressed and want to offer you."
Gress had worked hard not only to get his weight up but also to keep his quickness with the added pounds. The Wolverine offer is, in many ways, a validation of all the hours he has put into becoming a big time football player.
"I mean, it's great," he said of the offer, "Whenever you play well enough to get something like that, it feels good because I know I've worked hard for it."
Already holding seven offers, including ones from Central Florida, Rutgers and more, Gress' performance in Ann Arbor and the scholarship offer should give him momentum heading into camps at Penn State, Pittsburgh and Virginia in the coming weeks.
"If I play like I did at Michigan, I don't see how I couldn't get offered," a confident Gress stated, "those schools have said if I do well at camp, they're going to offer."
He also added, "Penn State has like four commitments on the offensive line, which is rough. But Pittsburgh and Virginia, I feel I have good chances with and I really would like those guys to offer. Those are good football schools --Michigan, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Virginia -- if they offer, it could bring in a lot of other offers."
Gress will not take his recruiting in stride as he says he wants to see who else jumps on board and stays on board. He also said other commitments could push him to make an earlier decision, but at the moment, he is in no rush.
He was however, pleasantly surprised by the town of Ann Arbor and the Michigan offer. So much so that if by the time the season rolls around, Gress has not made a decision, the Wolverines could receive a second visit.
"I've been up there for a game, but that was like three years ago. I know the stadium is huge, Michigan football is huge. It's a good place and they're definitely up there, I definitely like them and depending on how things go, I could be back there this fall."