Michigan Visit Looms Large for Ifill

Pittsburgh (PA) Penn Hills standout Brandon Ifill recently trimmed his list to five schools. He visited all except one – Michigan. That will change in the near future and the trip will likely weigh heavily into his final decision.

Sam Webb:  I spoke to Cullen recently and he told me you had a trip to Michigan set up. 

Brandon Ifill:  "I did have a date set up but something came up and I had to go out of town.  It is probably going to be the 31st and the 1st of August; those two days I'll probably be there."

Sam Webb:  Are you going to take any more visits this summer?

Brandon Ifill:  "After that, naw I'll be done."

Sam Webb:  Does that mean you are going to make a decision before the season?

Brandon Ifill:  "To be honest, it probably depends on what goes on at Michigan when I go up there.  But probably not… I want to take official visits and stuff.  So probably not.  I'll probably hold it off."

Sam Webb:  What did you mean when you said Michigan going to determine a lot?

Brandon Ifill:  "I cut my list to five schools.  I cut my list down to Pitt, West Virginia, Rutgers, Maryland and Michigan. I've been to everywhere else."

Sam Webb:  You said that you want to take official visits.  Do you think that you are going to take all five official visits or are you going to just take a few?

Brandon Ifill:  "I'll probably take a few, probably maybe three, maybe four at most.  I probably won't take all five."

Sam Webb:  In one of our previous conversations you said you hadn't spoken to Coach Gibson in a while.  Have you been able to catch up with him in recent weeks.?

Brandon Ifill:  "Yeah, I've talked to him a couple of times actually.  I talked to him over email and I talked to him on the phone about two to three times.  He also came down for spring ball."

Sam Webb:  What has he said for you about how he thinks you fit in?

Brandon Ifill:  "He wants me to play the secondary of course.  He thinks I can play anywhere from corner to either safety.  He says that he wants me to come down there and see what is going on and to meet everybody.  He's been recruiting me since like the 9th grade going into the 10th grade."

Sam Webb:  Have you guys started seven-on-sevens.  I ask that because I'm wondering how it feels being in the secondary a lot more.

Brandon Ifill:  "Yeah, we went to Pitt for one of them and right now locally we're doing one at a high school in our area.  We did that the last two days.  It is starting to feel more natural to me.  I am playing corner this year.  It's been good.  I've been able to focus on it."

Sam Webb:  How is Buck (Christian Cullen) looking out there?

Brandon Ifill:  "He's doing good.  Coach has him playing safety right now.  Things could change, but he's doing good."

Sam Webb:  Are you guys still talking maybe going to the same school or has that died down?

Brandon Ifill:  "We don't talk that as much anymore.  We talk about the pressure that we feel or things that he didn't see that I saw (and vice versa).  We just compare thoughts and stuff for different schools that we saw.  If (going to the same school) happens, it happens.  We'll just have to see."

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