Michigan Still Strong with Zeigler

The Michigan Wolverines have had an unexpectedly up and down 2009/2010 season thus far. The question now among many fans is will those struggles affect them with recruits like top target Trey Zeigler? GoBlueWolverine caught up with the talented youngster to get the latest on his recruitment, including his current feelings about the Maize & Blue.

Trey Zeigler hasn't spoken much about his recruitment in recent months, but that's only because the star guard is focused on finishing his final season in strong fashion.

"I've been concentrating on my high school team," he said.  "We got on a roll, and we're still rolling.  It's 13 straight now."

That commitment to his current team caused him to put taking his final two official visits on the backburner.  He has, however, taken a few unofficial visits to his in-state suitors.  Proximity has benefitted Michigan and Michigan State in that regard.  The Wolverines in particular have capitalized most recently, hosting Zeigler in Crisler Arena for the second time in February last Saturday. 

"I was already in Detroit," Zeigler explained.  "Coach Jackson called me and asked me if I wanted to come to the game, so I said yeah I can come over."

Fans and pundits alike have speculated that Michigan's inconsistent play this season would affect its standing with the four-star prospect.  During his latest visit he saw the Wolverines take one of their most disappointing losses of the season, but he warns against anyone believing that that dims the Maize & Blue's standing in his eyes.

"Yeah they're struggling," he said.  "They've had their ups and downs.  But there are a lot of teams struggling right now.  I think they'll be alright.  Coach Beilein is a good coach and he'll get them together.  What's happened to them this season won't have an impact on my decision."

One thing that might yet impact it, however, is his post season visit plan.

"I'm going to take my last two visits after the season." Zeigler reported.  "Maybe to Arizona, (Michigan) State, or Providence.  I'm not sure yet.  Sometime after that I'll make a decision."

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