The state of Ohio has always been a talent pool fished by Michigan since the start of the football program. In recent years Michigan has drawn a number of Buckeye State products such as Elliott Mealer, Brandon Moore, and most recently J.T. Turner. They've now turned their eyes towards Bryan Underwood, a 5-8.5, 162 pound slot receiver with a 40 yard dash time of 4.62 secs.
"I just go out and try to do what I can for my team," Underwood told GoBlueWolverine. "I don't care about my stats. I just try to help out on whatever plays to help my team come out with a win. I just try to base it off that. I don't care who my opponent is, I just go out and play."
That selfless attitude and determination has drawn the likes of Michigan, Boston College, Cincinnati, Texas Tech, and West Virginia to Underwood's door.
"I think I'm up to 15 offers," he said. "Michigan offered me about a month ago. Though I have to say that Cincinnati is coming at me the hardest."
However, with all those offers, no team has really separated themselves in the eyes of Underwood. The Michigan offer came as a shock due to the team he grew up a fan of.
"I grew up an O-State fan. It really shocked me that Michigan offered me before they did," quipped Underwood. "But I'm just letting offers come in right now. I'll start narrowing things down when my season starts."
Last year the Wolverines were able to pluck a lifelong Buckeye in Elliott Mealer. Is it possible that they could do it again this year in Underwood's case? What does Michigan have going for them?
"I like their offense. I like the players that come out of there. All the years I've seen them, I've realized all their quarterbacks have been drafted, and no matter where they're drafted, high or low, they do well in the NFL."
So will the youngster start busy visiting the schools that have offered in order to help him narrow things down?
"I really don't know if I'll make visits in the summer. I'm just finishing up summer school, and, after that, me and my coaches are going to sit down and talk about what we're going to do."
When the list does start getting whittled down, don't expect a decision anytime soon from Mr. Underwood.
"I'm probably just going to keep it simple and make a decision after the season."
Not until then will the Wolverines find out if they've converted another Buckeye.
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