Sam Webb: I hear Michigan made it by your school last week.
Marquis Flowers: "Yeah they have made it by my school, but I'm not allowed to talk to them by NCAA rules."
Sam Webb: When exactly did you receive the offer?
Marquis Flowers: "I received the offer, I want to say around the end of April. It was a surprise. I really didn't even know that Michigan was looking at me. They called me and they tell me that they were going to offer. So it was a surprise."
Sam Webb: Did you have much interest in Michigan before that or do you know have interest in Michigan as a result of them offering you?
Marquis Flowers: "I had interest in Michigan but once they offered, it jumped up some more."
Sam Webb: What do you know about the Wolverines? What do you like about Michigan at this point?
Marquis Flowers: "They got the most wins in DI. That was good. They usually compete for a BCS Bowl Game or a Championship. I know they had a down year last year, but every team is not going to win every year. I know they're getting a whole bunch of new stuff. I was looking at them online and they're getting new stuff… they getting new things built. They just signed with Adidas. It is pretty nice up in Michigan."
Sam Webb: What kind of vibe are you getting off of Tony Dews? What kind of rapport do you have with him so far?
Marquis Flowers: "Oh man… I can say he's a good coach. He keeps it 100% real. He's not going to BS around. He's a good coach. He's basically telling me how they do in college. He is basically telling me how it would be at Michigan. So he gave me a nice layout."
Sam Webb: For people who haven't seen you play, I sort of want you to break down your game a little bit.
Marquis Flowers: "Oh man… going 100%, follow through every single play. I'm a guy that hates to lose and that is going to give it his all for the whole time that he plays."
Sam Webb: What is your height, weight and your 40 time?
Marquis Flowers: "I' m 6'3". I weigh 195. My 40 time, hand timed is a 4.40."
Sam Webb: When you get ready to evaluate these schools, whenever that is, what are going to be the most significant factors in that final choice?
Marquis Flowers: "Comfortability… my relationship with my position coach since that's the coach I'm going to be most of the time, and how comfortable I feel.
Sam Webb: Are weather and/or distance going to be significant factors for you? Are you open to leaving the West Coast?
Marquis Flowers: "I'm open to everything. There are good schools everywhere. My options are still open."
Sam Webb: Can you handle the cold weather in the winter?
Marquis Flowers: "Oh yeah. I'm a ballplayer. I'll play anywhere."
Sam Webb: What about your parents? I know you said that you're open to going anywhere in the country, but what are they saying?
Marquis Flowers: "They just want me to have the best opportunity possible. If it involves me moving away, they don't really mind. They'll be there. They'll support me."
Sam Webb: Did you grow up a fan of any particular school?
Marquis Flowers: "I did. I grew up a fan of the Oklahoma Sooners."
Sam Webb: Okay, now has Oklahoma offered you yet?
Marquis Flowers: "No they haven't."
Sam Webb: Let's say Boomer Sooner comes and offers you a scholarship… does that immediately rocket them to the top of the list or is still going to be wide open?
Marquis Flowers: "Still going to be wide open."
Sam Webb: What about visits. Have you thought about which places you going to take visits to yet?
Marquis Flowers: "Yes I have thought about it and Michigan is one of the places that I do want to take a visit to."
Sam Webb: Do you think that you are going to do that unofficially or officially?
Marquis Flowers: "I think I am going to take an official visit to Michigan."
Sam Webb: Do you think you are going to take all five officials?
Marquis Flowers: "Yeah I am."
Sam Webb: Have you been able to take any visits to any schools yet?
Sam Webb: Are there any camps or combines coming up that you are going to participate in?
Marquis Flowers: "I got the Rising Stars camp at USC that I'm going to go too and I got a camp, actually on the 23rd… a Scout.com camp."
Sam Webb: That leads right into my next question about timeline. Do you have a timeframe by which you'd like to have your decision made?
Marquis Flowers: "I'm going to try and get it made at the All-American game."
Sam Webb: Which one are you playing in?
Marquis Flowers: "The Army All American."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Flowers in the months to come.