Dillon Baxter: "I am looking for that chill"

Mission Bay California's do-everything Dillon Baxter is looking for the Michigan experience when lands in Ann Arbor today for his official visit this weekend. The young man tells GBW he wants to talk with coaches and players and see the Big House. Can Michigan's staff impress him enough to make him Blue?

The University of Michigan football team has always been on Dillon Baxter's radar.

"Michigan was one of the first schools I wanted to look at since I started high school," he told GoBlueWolverine.

Now he gets that chance. He's coming in for a visit this weekend in order to observe first hand what the Maize and Blue is all about.

"I have heard a lot about the Big House and how loud it gets," he said. "I have been to USC and I get chills hearing that crowd. I will be looking to get chills when I am at the Big House. I can't wait -- I am so excited to be coming!"

Dillion has kept in contact with wide receivers coach Tony Dews and they have been talking quite a bit this week.

"I have spoken with Coach Dews. He called me once and I have called him a couple of times this week. He has told me what a great school Michigan is and what a very good environment it is there as well."

Dillion is specific about what he is observing while in Ann Arbor looking at the football program.

"I want to see how the players' intensity is and how they talk about the game. I am interested in seeing what type of people the coaches are and the family atmosphere there."

These are important points that Michigan should pay close attention too because it very well could determine whether he comes to U-M or some place else.

"I want to see the difference between them and USC as far as the game atmosphere, the locker room atmosphere, how close the players are ... are they a close knit group -- that is very important to me. Also the coaching staff and how they relate to the players."

Michigan does have something in their favor that he feels is a benefit to them.

"I prefer the spread offense because of the way it spreads the defense out where you are out in space. I excel in one on one match-ups."

With the season Baxter is having it is no surprise that he is getting so much attention. He has scored 58 touchdowns -- yeah that's right, 58 -- and he needs 5 more to break the California high school record for a season. Dillion has scored 8 touchdowns in one game this season. So what will he bring to the school he attends next year?

"Well I can catch the ball! I find holes to make plays and I am a go-to guy on third down."

With Dillion visiting Michigan, he is not coming alone. He and two of his buddies decided to come -- and they just so happen to be big time players too.

"Yeah Tony Jefferson and Kenny Stills are coming with me. Tony really was already scheduled to come so me and Kenny said we were going as well. We have all been cool since our sophomore year and have talked about going to school together -- Michigan is one of those schools we have talked about."

Although he is committed to USC he is exploring other opportunities and just enjoying the process. Distance is not a factor for him.

Dillion will know more as to how firm his decision is after his high school season. "I will know where I am going at that time."

He has been invited to play in the Army all-American game, something he is very happy about.

"I have been dreaming to be in this position through hard work. My parents are happy for me and always tell me to stay humble, make the right decisions, stay grounded and continue on the right path."

Will his right-path wind through the Big House for the next four years?

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