Sam Webb: Take me back a couple of weeks ago to your Michigan visit; how did everything go?
Jatashun Beachum: "It was great. I chilled with a couple of players. They were all cool. Everything I was looking for it was there. It was great. The whole time I was there I enjoyed myself."
Sam Webb: Did they get a chance to share with you exactly how they wanted to use you?
Jatashun Beachum: "Yeah. They said two things; they said they can't stick me in one spot because they want to use me at so many positions. "They were telling me that I can play in front of 100,000 and it's a great place to play and things like that."
Sam Webb: So they said that you would definitely see some time on offense too?
Jatashun Beachum: "Yeah."
Sam Webb: Who would up being your host on your visit?
Jatashun Beachum: "Shoelace, Denard Robinson."
Sam Webb: What was Shoelace like?
Jatashun Beachum: "(Laughter) He was real cool… he was real cool. He made me feel right."
Sam Webb: So you had Shoelace on you working you for Michigan. Were there any other players or recruits there really putting in a good word for the Maize & Blue?
Jatashun Beachum: "Yeah. Ricardo Miller, he is committed or whatever and he was telling me all the stuff that goes on there. Michigan is a great place. He was really trying to recruit me too as a player himself."
Sam Webb: So you got done with the visit and you thought that Michigan was a great place and it had everything you wanted. What did your mom say about that when you told her?
Jatashun Beachum: "She asked how it was or whatever and I told her I enjoyed myself, and it was great. She asked me whether it was better than Arkansas. I was like, yeah it's straight. It was a little better. I don't know if it was just an official visit thing. I told her that it was better."
Sam Webb: I know you talked to her before about distance from home, but now that you're down to your final two, where do things stand now? Is distance going to be a factor?
Jatashun Beachum: "No. Distance has never been a factor."
Sam Webb: Maybe not for you, but what about your mom?
Jatashun Beachum: "She just said go to where I'm going to like spending my next four years. She is going to give me some great advice – to do what's best for me."
Sam Webb: Ok, so do you know when you're going to make your decision?
Jatashun Beachum: "Not yet. I can't say yet."
Sam Webb: Who's on top for your right now?
Jatashun Beachum: "I don't know."
Sam Webb: It came out on an Arkansas newspaper site last week that you said it was over with Michigan and you were sticking with Arkansas.
Jatashun Beachum: "I ain't never told them that. I really don't know."
Sam Webb: What kind of advice is (Dallas A. Maceo high) Coach Barnett giving you right now?
Jatashun Beachum: "Telling me really, he wants me to go to Michigan. He talking about how Michigan is a great place (laughing). I'm going to go where I feel is the best place for me."
Sam Webb: What is going to come down for you? What are going to be the factors that push one school over the top and make you commit to them?
Jatashun Beachum: "I don't really know. Whoever throws me the most playing time... I'm trying to play."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Beachum in the coming weeks.