Daren Kitchen, a 6'1" 170 pound defensive back from Vanderbilt Catholic in Houma (LA), has received offers from the likes of Kansas, Memphis, Nebraska, Southern Miss and Stanford, but is waiting on one more from up north.
"I should be getting one," Kitchen told
just waiting on Coach Jackson to get it to me.
So I sent him my film and they said they needed more. So I sent them more and
they said they liked
me they just had to have Coach Rodriguez watch it."
At one point the Wolverines were on top of the list for
Kitchen, but as time passed, many wonder whether that still remains to be the
"I feel comfortable a lot with them and they are definitely
my favorite school right now."
Most of the work that has been done to put the Maize and
Blue on top is that of main recruiter and running backs coach Fred Jackson.
"I think we have a good relationship. I talk to Coach Jackson a lot and he
a lot about the school. He has me
completely sold on them. As soon as I
get the offer, I think it will be the best decision for me."
"He just tells me about the positions and stuff," Kitchen
continued. "He tells me if I came in and
do what I am supposed to do, then I'll be fine.
He also tells me it's the best place to go and all about the great
education you'll get. You can get a job
anywhere from Michigan
and I have to look at that also. Just
the way he talks is different then a lot of coaches."
With a number of miles in between Houma
and Ann Arbor,
one of the first questions is whether or not distance will play a factor,
especially when Kitchen is ready to jump for the Wolverines, sight
"It's kind of a factor, but it's not that big of a deal,
because I know Michigan plays on T.V. a lot and I'm sure my mom and my family
will be able to make it to some of the games.
It won't be much of a factor and I have an aunt that lives a couple
The Wolverines just pulled in two other Louisiana prospects in Drew Dileo and
Carvin Johnson last year, and Kitchen has touched based with one of the new
"I know Carvin Johnson, but I don't really like know him,
know him. I've talked to him on Facebook
before. I talked to him some about Michigan, but other than
that we just talked. I asked him why he
and he just talked about how comfortable he was and he felt it was the place to
go. So that's all we really talked
With a summer that is already semi pre-planned, Kitchen's
next hope of getting on campus would be for an official visit when football
"It would probably be an official for one of the home games
and just wait until it gets there, but this summer my mom already has some
things planned for us to do."
Kitchen Waiting On Wolverines
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