What do Five Recruits think of U-M's start?

GBW's Eugene Hankerson catches up with some of Michigan's top recruits to see what they think ... Kenny Wilkins, Jordan Paskorz, Tim Jackson, Troy Gloster and Steve Miller.

1. Kenny Wilkins
Kenny Wilkins found himself back on campus for the ND game for the second time in as many weeks. He took in the Wolverines season opener versus Western Michigan, but said his most recent trip to the Big House couldn't have gone any better.

Thoughts on the ND game:
"I was blown away! The fans were just crazy, and the team ready was ready to play. The atmosphere was crazy."

Feelings after the comeback
"I felt like this will be me next year. I was hugging the players and fans afterwards."

Conversations with coaches and recruits
"I've talked to coach Gibby and coach Rod, we talked about the season and the Notre Dame game. I've talked with most of the committed players, and I talked to a kid (Josh Furman) on his official visit from Maryland. He liked his visit. I also talked with Jordan Paskorz, were becoming good friends. He's a good kid, and I'm starting to know his family more."

How he feels about the Michigan program, despite media allegations
"I'm solid in my commitment; I couldn't see myself anywhere else."

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2. Jordan Paskorz
Jordan Paskorz and his parents traveled to Ann Arbor for the Notre Dame game. Unfortunately, his brother (Steve Paskorz) didn't make the Irish travel team due to an illness, so it wasn't the ideal weekend the Paskorz family hoped it would be. However, according to Jordan, this development took nothing away from his visit.

On his visit
"Amazing! Excellent game! We also saw the finished facilities, talked to the coaches and so much more."

Emotions during post game celebration
"I was celebrating myself, and I was thinking, 'I can't wait until it's my turn to do just that!"

Interactions at the ND game
"I had trouble spotting too many of the recruits, but I caught up with Ken Wilkins. I talked with coach Gibson, coach Robinson, and coach Rod. I also met Lamar Woodley. I actually saw him before when was working out with Larry Foote in the summer, so he remembered me from then."

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3. Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson (Recent GBW Interview. ), a 6-5 defensive end from Gibbs high school in Florida who has quite a few SEC and ACC offers. He watched the Wolverines victory over Notre Dame from start to finish.

Thoughts on the game
"That was a great game. It looked fun!"

Did the win help the Wolverines
"I'm going to take a visit there for sure, I'm just not sure of a date yet. I'm going to take Wake Forest this weekend for an official though. I'm going to take it one visit at a time."

In two games this season
"I got 17 tackles, 2 sacks, and a forced fumble in two games."

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4. Troy Gloster
Good Counsel linebacker Troy Gloster has a demanding schedule these days, but he did find enough to watch the Michigan-Notre Dame game on television.

On the game
"It was a great game, and a lot of big plays were made. It seemed like a great atmosphere."

Did the Wolverines performance help their cause
"I'm down to Michigan and West Virginia. I'd like to set official visits up, but I don't have time with school, my games, and we even practice on weekends."

In two games this season
"(In his first two games he had) 11 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a pass deflection."

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5. Steve Miller
Finally, Ohio class of 2011 DE prospect Steve Miller was in Columbus the Sept. 12 weekend for the OSU-USC game. However he saw highlights of the U-M/ND game, and he offered the following.

"Their quarterback (Tate Forcier) looks good. I might be visiting them soon."


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