OH OLB likes Michigan, and The Wolverines too

Scout.com's #7 OLB has started to hear more and more Maize and Blue whispers coming his way. GoBlueWolverine caught up with him to touch on his affinity for the state of Michigan, his feelings on the Wolverines, and a possible upcoming visit.

Cincinnati Winton Woods' Antonio Poole (6-1, 225) already has a nice offer sheet heading into the final weeks of his junior year in high school. Those offers come from his tenacity on the football field.

"I know the game a lot since I've been playing for a long time," Poole told GoBlueWolverine. "And I use my athletic abilities and stuff like that to make plays, and I just make plays all over the field. I play hard each and every play."

Poole and his father have often taken trips from the Buckeye State to the Great Lakes State, and that has led the young man to become a little knowledgeable on the Wolverines.

"We go up there when we go fishing, like we just go up North and go fishing in the Great Lakes. But I know the Wolverines since they've always had the big rivalry with O-State. I know they've got great football tradition there."

While the Wolverines haven't extended an offer as yet, there are some heavy whispers coming from Poole's head coach at Cincinnati Winton Woods.

"I haven't had a chance to talk to them too much, but I heard some stuff from my coach, but nothing personally to me yet. He just said Michigan has been talking about me and I might get an offer from them."

Should the Wolverines pull the trigger on an offer, it will certainly catch Poole's attention.

"If I got offered from Michigan, I'd be pretty excited about that one. It'd be like going home away from home, because it's not too far from Cincinnati and I know people up in Michigan so it'd be okay."

If and when that offer should come, the Maize and Blue will have done enough already to put themselves at or near the top of Poole's early recruiting list.

"They'd probably be on top of my list. But I'm still going to weigh out my options, but they'd be up at the top. I can't really say they'd be the number one school for sure, because I got to talk to them before I put them at number one, and get on a visit up there and learn a little bit more about them."

If a move is made by Michigan, Poole would do his best to make it up for the annual spring game, held on April 17th.

"Yeah I'd try to get up there. I just want to hear a lot from the coaches about where I'd fit in the schemes and see if Michigan will be back on track to win a national championship. Because I do want to go to a school that is trying to win a national championship."

And while the Wolverines haven't been a powerhouse as of late, another quick start and a few wins would go a long way in possibly securing Poole, as with any school.

"That'd be great. It'd really make me want to go a school because I want to play with winners."


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