“It was a 17 hour drive but it wasn’t that bad,” Beaver told GoBlueWolverine after returning home from the Great Lake State late last night. “My mom didn’t want to fly. I never planned to camp. My mom didn’t want me to. We just wanted to come up for a few days and see (the campus). All I can say is, we didn’t want to leave.”
The circumstances of Beaver’s commit – he pledged to Michigan without making a visit – made the weekend trip to Ann Arbor all the more important. He hoped for a visit that would further affirm that choice, and his time on campus did just that.
Said Beaver, “I had so much fun, man. I hung out with Darryl Stonum and Sam McGuffie. I got a chance to see what it was like to be around the players. I loved it up there. My mom did too. She said she wanted to move up there. I told her she couldn’t do it yet (laughing). I need to get up there myself for a while first.”
When not spending time with the players , Beaver was busy getting more familiar with the coaches.
“Coach Rodriguez is a real funny dude,“ he said.” I like Coach (Rod) Smith too. It seems like we’ve been knowing each other forever. We’re real close. I also spent about an hour with Coach Barwis, and he is cool too. He knows what he is talking about. He is going to get me right.”
Beaver’s positive Michigan vibes are likely music to the ears of the Michigan coaching staff. In the aftermath of his commitment to the Wolverines, a few other programs turned up the recruiting heat. The Texas Longhorns offered the 6-4, 190-pounder as a wide receiver, but that was a possibility that Beaver hardly even considered. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, however, have continued to try to entice him, but in a different way.
“They’re still coming at me hard,” Beaver said. “Real hard. They’re telling me I can be their quarterback. But I’m cool, man. I’m going to be a Wolverine.”
Now that he is even surer of his Michigan commitment, Beaver is focusing when he can make it to Ann Arbor again.
“I can’t wait to get back up there,” an excited Beaver said. “I want to do it as soon as possible. It probably won’t be until I come up for my official visit though.”