"I wanna see what the Big House is all about"

Millersville, Maryland linebacker prospect Josh Furman is looking forward to finding out what The University of Michigan is all about. GBW spoke with Josh about what he will be looking for when he visits Michigan as well as what schools he favors at this time.

In twelve days Josh Furman will be in Ann Arbor, Michigan to make an official visit as The University of Michigan football team plays The Notre Dame fighting Irish. This is a game he has been anticipating since he set the date to attend.

 "I am so excited about coming up to Michigan on September 12 to see Michigan play. This will be my first college football game," Furman told GoBLueWolverine. "I have been looking forward to this for some time."

There is also a building that he is quite interested in and has heard so many things about.

"I want to see the Big House; I want to see what everyone has been talking about. I have seen guys like Chad Henne, Mario Manningham and Mike Hart play there on T.V. Now I am going to finally see it for myself."

Josh talks about taking in the whole experience of college football on Saturdays when he gets to Ann Arbor.

"I am going to take in everything the crowd, the tailgating and just have some real fun up there ... and on top of that they are playing Notre Dame. It should be a good game."

Furman's interest in the Wolverines has really evolved over the spring and summer because of the relationship he has built with a certain coach.

"I have a great relationship with Coach Tony Dews (wide receiver coach), he is my favorite recruiter. I call him up a lot just to say hi. He is my type of coach."

So Josh why is he your type of coach?

"Coach Dews is so down to earth that we can talk about anything. We talk about recruiting but we also talk about life."

With Coach Dews making an impression on Josh Furman the young man also is looking ahead to getting to meet the other coaches and players - to see what they are like as well.

"I am looking forward to talking with Coach Rodriguez and Coach Robinson (defensive coordinator), to see what type of coaches they are on and off the field."

He will be concentrating on what Coach Robinson is doing.

"What I am going to be looking at is how the defense is playing, and who is playing the defensive position safety or linebacker that I would be playing if I came to Michigan."

While he is certainly excited about the Maize and Blue there are other schools certainly in the mix as well.

"I am impressed with Virginia Tech and what they have down there. Oklahoma is a well known school because they are a successful program. Maryland is a team I am paying attention a lot; I like what Coach Brown is doing with the defense and how he coaches them up."

Furman does not have any five teams etched in stone.

"I have no top 5 at this time; with 13 offers I am still looking at all of them."

Michigan clearly has piqued his interest enough that he is visiting them on September 12.

With football being front and center, academics are ever before football with Josh and his family.

"Academics always come first. My father talks about being getting my degree and keeping my head in the books. When I visit Michigan I would like to see the type of resources they have to offer for their student-athletes."

Josh is coming to see the all that Michigan has to offer with their academics, football and tradition. Michigan is hoping that the Big House impresses him enough that he will come away knowing what it is all about.  

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