Some might scoff at the idea that the Wolverines of new would continue to recruit the tight end position. However, they're not considering the roles that Kevin Koger and Brandon Moore play. Alex Welch, a tight end from the Cincinnati Elder program who is not worried about U-M continuing to evolve the position, took in Michigan's past Junior Day.
"It was nice. We got there about noon or one o'clock. We split up into positions, and I went with the tight ends. Then I got to talk to the tight ends coach, and we were in his office talking about an offer ... but he said he's not ready to
offer any tight ends just yet. He wants to see more film. But the whole time was just impressive."
Welch certainly didn't have to strain his memory much to recall the finer, minute details of his visit that had him so impressed.
"They had a Night of Champions. It was real nice. We watched the players … one thing I remember was the jump contest. I don't know who was in it, but it was really cool. We obviously got to see the stadium and that was amazing, just how big it was. We got to see the weight room. Then the new indoor field, so that's two of them, and those are really nice. From the academic standpoint, we talked with the one lady (Sherri Acho), and she talked to us about majors and stuff like that."
While the Maize and Blue coaching staff is still waiting to decide on whether to offer a tight end this year, especially in a limited scholarship year, Welch certainly knows what it would do for the Wolverine program.
"They would definitely be in the top area if they were to offer."
Until that time though, all Welch is concentrated on is getting back up to Ann Arbor to check out more of the going-on's in the spring program.
"I'll probably come up for a spring practice. I have to talk to Coach Hopson and see what's up, but I really would like to go to a spring practice or the spring game."
Alex Welch Takes In U-M Junior Day
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